60+ Great Years of The Beach Boys

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The Beach Boys on stage

The Beach Boys, with tens of millions of albums sold, have left an indelible mark on the music industry, influencing many artists that followed. Led by Mike Love, alongside longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, Jon Bolton, Keith Hubacher, Randy Leago and John Wedemeyer, the band has reshaped the musical landscape with their iconic sound.  

Consistently active, The Beach Boys perform around 150 concerts annually, and have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. Their 2013 release “Sounds of Summer,” witnessed a fresh wave of worldwide Beach Boys fervor. The group’s music encapsulates an eternal youthful spirit, making beaches worldwide a symbol of rejuvenation. 

Despite achieving milestones like the groundbreaking “Pet Sounds” in 1966, the chart-topping “Kokomo” in 1988, an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and surpassing 100 million in album sales, the band’s passion remains undiminished. Their 50th Anniversary in 2012 saw a reunion tour and a #3 Billboard-charting album, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” In 2016, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the masterpiece, “Good Vibrations,” and Mike Love’s memoir, “GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy,” achieved New York Times Best Seller status. 

In 2022, the Beach Boys wrapped the international leg of their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour, which visited major venues across Europe and the UK featuring special guests The Temptations and The Four Tops. In 2023, a star-studded CBS tribute special honored their legendary career. Their unparalleled concert presence includes performances at Live Aid and the Super Bowl.  

Since 1961 when Mike Love, co-founder, lead singer, and primary songwriter, penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin,’” dozens of the band’s chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.” 

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The band also released a compilation album and box set honoring the 50th anniversary of their timeless albums “Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971.” The expansive 5 CD and digital box set chronicles and explores in depth this metamorphic and highly influential 1969-1971 period of the band’s legendary career. It contains 135 tracks, including 108 previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, radio promos, alternate versions, alternate mixes, isolated backing tracks and a cappella versions, culled from the album sessions.  

As The Beach Boys mark 60+ years of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history and have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon to fans around the world.

Hear The Beach Boys live on March 1 at Strawberry Fest in Plant City (tickets here). For a complete list of tour dates CD sales information please visit mikelove.com or thebeachboys.com, or visit FLStrawberryFestival.com