The Beach Boys - Sondz

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The Beach Boys are an American rock band that formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies, adolescent-themed lyrics, and musical ingenuity, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. They drew on the music of older pop vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound. Under Brian's direction, they often incorporated classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys began as a garage band, managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, with Brian serving as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader. In 1963, they enjoyed their first national hit with "Surfin' U.S.A.", beginning a string of top-ten singles that reflected a southern California youth culture of surfing, c...

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NameRole(s)
Chuck Britz
Chuck BritzEngineerRecordingSoundEditor
Hal Blaine
Hal BlaineTimbalesPercussionBellDrums (drum set)TambourineMembranophoneCastanetsTriangleOther vocalsTimpani
Mark Linett
Mark LinettEngineer (additional)RemixerMixProducerEditor
Carol Kaye
Carol KayeGuitarBass guitarElectric bass guitar
Jay Migliori
Jay MiglioriClarinetBaritone saxophoneFlutePiccoloFifeSaxophoneBass clarinetHorn
Steve Douglas
Steve DouglasTenor saxophoneTemple blocksSaxophoneAlto saxophoneTambourinePianoClarinetFluteHornSolo
Stephen W. Desper
Stephen W. DesperMixEngineerRecordingRemixerMembranophone
Nick Venet
Nick VenetProducerOther vocals
Lyle Ritz
Lyle RitzDouble bassBass guitarBass
Frank Capp
Frank CappVibraphoneCastanetsGlockenspielPercussionTimpaniBellTemple blocksTambourine