The Beach Boys at fifty

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While on a 1960s theme, do you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ first tour?

The band was formed in 1961 and based in California. They became the sound of the age after the Beatles had finished touring in 1966.

God Only Knows and Good Vibrations are iconic songs of the period, but the band had 36 Top 40 hits over the years. Pet Sounds from 1966 was one of the band’s top-selling LPs.

To prove music has no age barrier, anyone who bought the Beach Boys’ early music would be around 70 now. And to think the band still tour, albeit without the full original line-up, and pull in the crowds.

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