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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson - 100% match to The Beach Boys

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20 June 1942, Hawthorne, California, USA. Brian Wilson, the spiritual leader of the Beach Boys, has received as much press and publicity for his health and mental problems over the years as has his magnificent contribution as songwriter, producer, arranger and vocalist of that famous group. Read more

Dennis Wilson - 46% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983, California, USA. The former drummer with the Beach Boys started to develop as a notable songwriter during the late 60s when his elder brother, Brian Wilson, became less prolific. Dennis blossomed showing a hitherto unseen sensitivity which had always been clouded by his wild nature and legendary womanizing. O Read more

The Beatles

The Beatles - 31% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Musicals & The Arts Spoken Word Comedy Movie Magazines Sports & Recreation Television World Music
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The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England) successfully auditioned at a church fête in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist’s position in the Quarry Men, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, L Read more

The Kinks - 30% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme Television Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Comedy Country & Bluegrass
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It is ironic that one of Britain’s most enduring and respected band spawned from the beat boom of the early 60s, received, for the best part of two decades, success, adulation and financial reward in the USA. This most ‘English’ institution was able to fill stadiums in any part of the USA, while in Britain, a few thousand devotees watched their heroes perform in Read more

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks - 30% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Kids & Family Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Drama Easy Listening Westerns
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The Zombies - 27% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Music & Radio
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Rod Argent (Rodney Terence Argent, 14 June 1945, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; piano), Colin Blunstone (b. 24 June 1945, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; vocals), Paul Atkinson (b. 19 March 1946, Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1 April 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA; guitar), Paul Arnold (bass) and Hugh Grundy (b. 6 March 1945, Winchester, Hampshire, England; Read more

The Monkees - 25% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Soundtracks Television Holiday & Seasonal Movie Magazines Movies & TV Music & Radio
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Inspired by the burgeoning pop phenomena and armed with an advance from Columbia’s Screen Gems subsidiary, US television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider began auditions for a show about a struggling pop band in 1965. When extant acts, including the Lovin’ Spoonful, proved inappropriate, an advertisement in the Daily Variety solicited 437 applications, includ Read more

The Ronettes - 25% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Classical R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television
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Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Bennett (10 August 1943, New York, USA), her sister Estelle (b. 22 July 1944, New York, USA) and cousin Nedra Talley (b. 27 January 1946, New York, USA) began their career as a dance act, the Dolly Sisters. By 1961 they had become the resident dance troupe at the famed Peppermint Lounge, home of the twist craze, and having taken tuition in harmony Read more

Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson - 24% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Drama Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music & Radio Soundtracks Children's Music
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Harry Edward Nelson III, 15 June 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 January 1994, Agoura Hills, California, USA. Nelson moved to Los Angeles as an adolescent and later undertook a range of different jobs before accepting a supervisor’s position at the Security First National Bank. He nonetheless pursued a concurrent interest in music, recording demos of Read more

Nilsson - 24% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Byrds - 23% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more

Big Star - 22% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts World Music Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in 1971, Big Star’s reputation and influence has far outweighed any commercial rewards they have enjoyed during their career. They evolved when ex-Box Tops singer Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) joined a local act, Ice Water, which included Chris Bell (b. 12 January 1951, Memphis, Ten Read more

Jan & Dean - 22% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
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US pop duo comprising Jan Berry (William Jan Berry, 3 April 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 March 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Dean Torrence (b. 10 March 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA). Students at Emerson Junior High School, Berry and Torrence began singing together on an informal basis. They formed an embryonic group, the Barons, with Bruce Johnst Read more

The Lovin' Spoonful - 22% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Folk Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening
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Few US pop acts have gathered as much universal affection over the years as the brilliant and underrated Lovin’ Spoonful. Their back catalogue of hits is constantly repackaged and reissued as their stature increases. The band was formed in 1965 by John Sebastian (17 March 1944, Greenwich Vilage, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, guitar, harmonica, autoharp) and Zalm Read more

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren - 22% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Music & Radio Pop / Rock
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22 June 1948, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. One of rock’s eccentric talents, Rundgren began his career in local bar-band Woody’s Truck Stop, before forming the Nazz in 1967. This acclaimed quartet completed three albums of anglophile pop/rock before disintegrating in 1970. Rundgren sought solace as an engineer - his credits included Stage Fright by Read more

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