Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The Beach Boys :: Art
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961. The band members are; Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson who are all brothers, Al Jardine and Mike Love. All but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was Ã¢â¬ËSurfinÃ¢â¬â¢ that was credited for starting the Ã¢â¬Ësurfing craze.Ã¢â¬â¢ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song Ã¢â¬ËSurfin SafariÃ¢â¬â¢ hitting the U.S Top 40. 1963 Ã¢â¬ËSurfin U.S.AÃ¢â¬â¢ reached #3 on the charts. Ã¢â¬ËSurfer GirlÃ¢â¬â¢ ended the the albums surfer cycle. Both the album and single made U.S top 10. Their next two albums, Ã¢â¬ËLittle Deuce Coupe,Ã¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËShut DownÃ¢â¬â¢, went high on the U.S album charts. Mid 1964 the song Ã¢â¬ËI Get AroundÃ¢â¬â¢ off of the album Ã¢â¬ËAll Summer LongÃ¢â¬â¢ became their first U.S No.1 and their first UK top 10 hit. The year closed with album Ã¢â¬ËBeach Boys ConcertÃ¢â¬â¢ which became their first Us chart topping LP. Brian underwent the first of several nervous breakdowns and withdrew from regular touring for twelve years. He was first replaced by Glenn Campell and then later permanently replaced by Bruce Johnson. A re-recording of Ã¢â¬ËHelp Me RhondaÃ¢â¬â¢ became the groupÃ¢â¬â¢s second No.1 hit. Ã¢â¬ËCalifornia GirlsÃ¢â¬â¢ almost became a No.1 but never did. Free from touring Brian began to take more time writing and recording a attitude found in the album Ã¢â¬ËBeach Boys Party.Ã¢â¬â¢ 1966 Ã¢â¬ËPet SoundsÃ¢â¬â¢ was one of the finest recorded by the Beach Boys. Off that album the songs: Ã¢â¬ËSloop John BÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËGod Only KnowsÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËWouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t it be NiceÃ¢â¬â¢, and Ã¢â¬ËCaroline, NoÃ¢â¬â¢ all reached U.S top 40. Then they released their most famous song Ã¢â¬ËGood VibrationsÃ¢â¬â¢ costing them $50,000. Mid 1967 an abandoned album Ã¢â¬ËSmileÃ¢â¬â¢ was produced put was still bootlegged. Then produced Ã¢â¬ËSmiley SmileÃ¢â¬â¢ which was an album which was almost identical as Ã¢â¬ËSmileÃ¢â¬â¢. Off of Ã¢â¬ËSmiley SmileÃ¢â¬â¢ the song Ã¢â¬ËHeroes & VillainsÃ¢â¬â¢ made top 20 Their Popularity was declining with the albums Ã¢â¬ËWild HoneyÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËFriendsÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬Ë20/20Ã¢â¬â¢ selling fewer and fewer copies and concert crowds thinned. 1968Ã¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ËDo it againÃ¢â¬â¢ was their last U.S Top 20 single for eight more years. 1970 their contract with Capitol Records expired and they then were offered their own record label Ã¢â¬Ë Brother RecordsÃ¢â¬â¢ through Warner-Reprise. They produced their first album with the new management called Ã¢â¬ËSunflowerÃ¢â¬â¢ it was a critical success but a commercial disaster.