2. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beach Boys[/lastfm]
The original group was made up of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine, and was even managed by the Wilson’s father Murry. Their distinct surf-pop sound helped define a generation in the early ’60s with beautiful harmonies and arrangements, and their 1966 album Pet Sounds was a major influence on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album.