2010-07-02 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Beach Boys Coming To Westbury Theater

The Beach Boys, the iconic summer band, will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m. The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961, who gained popularity for their vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting the culture of the Southern Californian youth by singing about cars, surfing, and romance.

The Beach Boys’ first single “Surfin” was recorded in 1961, and only went to number 75 on the pop charts. However, it did become an instant hit on the west coast. The Beach Boys released their first album in November 1962, Surfin’ Safari. From 1962 to 1965, the band released 16 hit singles and in 1965, the band had their second number one song, “Help Me, Rhonda.” The group then released, what many critics claim to be one of the best albums of all time, Pet Sounds.

The album included songs such as “God Only Knows,” Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “Caroline, No.” In 1966 the Beach Boys released the single, “Good Vibrations,” which reached number one in the United States. Mojo Music Magazine named “Good Vibrations” the “Greatest Single of All Time” while Rolling Stone ranked it number six on its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. The Beach Boys have one of the greatest legacies of all time. In 1988, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1998, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They received the Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2001 and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the Beach Boys number 12 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

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