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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 - 47% 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

Jan & Dean - 42% 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 Beatles - 30% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Comedy Spoken Word Soundtracks Sports & Recreation R&B / Soul Easy Listening Movie Magazines
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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 Monkees - 29% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Comedy Music & Radio Soundtracks
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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 Zombies - 28% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Van Dyke Parks - 26% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Kids & Family Drama World Music Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Mystery / Thriller Westerns
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The Kinks - 24% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television World Music
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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

Harry Nilsson - 22% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening Kids & Family Music & Radio Drama 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

George Harrison - 21% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy Action & Adventure Soundtracks Spoken Word Drama Instrumental Jazz
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

The Byrds - 21% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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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

The Lovin' Spoonful - 21% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Pop / Rock Comedy
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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

The Turtles - 20% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy
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Having begun their career playing in college-based surf instrumental groups, the Nightriders and the Crossfires, this Westchester, Los Angeles-based sextet abruptly switched to beat music during 1964 in imitation of the Beatles. The line-up comprised Howard Kaylan (Howard Kaplan, 22 June 1947, the Bronx, New York, USA; vocals, saxophone) and Mark Volman (b. 19 April 1947, L Read more

Paul McCartney - 18% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Classical Action & Adventure Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Drama Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Soundtracks Spoken Word Sports & Recreation Television Vocals
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James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Although commitments to the Beatles not unnaturally took precedence, bass player/vocalist McCartney nonetheless pursued several outside projects during this tenure. Many reflected friendships or personal preferences, ranging from production work for Cliff Bennett, Paddy, Klaus And Gibson and the Bonzo Dog Do Read more

The Ronettes - 18% match to The Beach Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts 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

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