The Beach Boys
Hawthorne, California (USA) - 1961
You can encapsulate most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they have had and how many millions of albums they have sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you are assessing the impact of The Beach Boys., one of the most influential bands in the history of rock. The band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, and continue to profoundly influence countless performing artists today.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Scott Totten, continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, filling in for Brian Wilson when he retired from touring.
Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, and have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. In 2013, they released Sounds of Summer on Capitol Records (RIAA-certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing).
Now The Beach Boys are coming to the Basque Country for the first time to perform at the BBK Music Legends Festival in Sondika-Bilbao and fill us with nostalgia for the sixties as they maintain the same fresh, creative spirit that has marked them since their beginnings.