The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s original line up consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. They emerged at the forefront of the “California Sound”, first performing original surf songs that gained international popularity for their distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars and romance. Rooted in jazz based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll and doo-wop, Brian led the band in devising novel approaches to music production, arranging his compositions for studio orchestras and experimenting with several genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and baroque. The group began as a garage band managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry, with Brian’s creative ambitions and sophisticated songwriting abilities dominating the group’s musical direction. After 1964, their albums took a different stylistic path that featured more personal lyrics, multi-layered sounds, and recording experiments. In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single catapulted the group to the top level of rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the budding counterculture era. The Beach Boys are regarded as the most iconic American band and one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty six of them US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best selling bands of all time and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have received one Grammy Award for The Smile Sessions in 2011. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Beach Boys. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Beach Boys albums and most notable recordings.