The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961.
The group's best known lineup consisted of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin
Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Initially managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, the
Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The band's early music gained
popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting
a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance.