Two bass lines in two different keys? Kaye never exactly expected to be remembered. Most session musicians thought they were creating ephemeral pop hits, not lasting touchstones. Legacies are complicated affairs. As anyone who shares success with other people knows, collaboration and dispute tend to go together. Once, when a very pregnant Kaye needed to use the bathroom, Spector told her to maneuver through a studio packed tight with musicians without touching any of the mikes placed precariously around the room.
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Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs , they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. One of the first self-contained rock groups, the Beach Boys began as a garage band led by Brian and managed by the Wilsons' father Murry. In , the group gained national prominence with a string of top-ten singles reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing , cars, and romance, dubbed the " California sound ". They were one of the few American rock bands to sustain their commercial standing during the British Invasion. From , they abandoned beachgoing themes for more personal lyrics and ambitious orchestrations.
The Beach Boys , American rock group whose dulcet melodies and distinctive vocal mesh defined the s youthful idyll of sun-drenched southern California. The original members were Brian Wilson b. June 20, , Inglewood, California, U. December 4, , Inglewood—d. December 21, , Los Angeles, California—d. February 6, , Los Angeles , Michael Love b. March 15, , Los Angeles , and Alan Jardine b. September 3, , Lima, Ohio. Significant later members included David Marks b.