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The classic photo of The fresh-faced Beach Boys is this shot of them holding a surfboard. Despite being native Californians and extolling the virtues of the sport in their lyrics none of the boys were that competent surfers.
The Beach Boys shown from left to right are: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson in 1960.
American band 'The Beach Boys'. (top l-r) Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson (front l-r) Mike Love, Al Jardine and Brian Wilson.
The early press shots of The Beach Boys show them in dapper matching suits
The Beach Boys were often seen as the American alternative to The Beatles - as well as their similar names both groups favoured a smart suit in the early years. Both groups would later make ground-breaking experiements in the studio
The Beach Boys, 1966. From lef: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson.
From left: Carl Wilson (guitar, bass and drums), Bruce Johnston (guitar), Al Jardine (clarinet, bass and guitar), Dennis Wilson (drums), Mike Love (saxophone)
This is an undated photo of the rock and roll group Beach Boys at an unknown location.
Camera at the ready, the group arrive Nov. 29, 1968 at Heathrow Airport in London from Boston for a British Tour. From left: Al Jardine; Carl Wilson; Bruce Johnston; Dennis Wilson; and Mike Love
Dressed for a British November rather than some sunny shore are The Beach Boys, the American pop singing group with the 'surfing' sound,they arrived at London Airport from New York by BOAC liner.
The boys at a reception at the Hilton Hotel, London, soon after their arrival from America for an eleven day tour.
Members of the Beach Boys performing on stage, circa 1975
Mike Love of the Beach Boys performing on stage, circa 1975
Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys performing on stage, circa 1975
Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson performing on stage, circa 1975
The Beach Boys performing on stage, circa 1975
Mike Love performing on stage, circa 1975.
American pop group The Beach Boys receive a silver disc for selling over a quarter of a million long playing records of 'Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 1'. (l-r) Back Row Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine. Front Row Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston.
The Beach Boys celebrate 20 years of surfing music with their star placed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dec. 30, 1980 in Los Angeles. The Beach Boys are, from left: Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston. Beach Boy Dennis Wilson did not appear at the ceremonies and Johnston has not been with the group for the entire twenty years
Carl Wilson, seen at center bottom, in this November 1966 photo. A founding member of The Beach Boys and lead guitarist for the seminal surf band, died from complications of lung cancer on Friday, Feb, 6, 1998. He was 51.
The Beach Boys hold their trophies after being inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in New York, 1988. From left: Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson and Mike Love.
Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson performing on stage at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, at a concert celebrating MOJO magazine's 100th edition.
Mike Love performs with his band The Beach Boys at The Venetian Las Vegas Thursday, June 17, 2010
Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of musical group The Beach Boys pose backstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards
The Beach Boys, the 2014 vintage