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The Resume

    Formed in Hawthorne, California
    Brian Wilson
    Dennis Wilson
    Carl Wilson
    Mike Love
    Al Jardine
    Bruce Johnston
    Recorded 'Be True To Your School,' 'Fun Fun Fun,' 'I Get Around,' 'Dance Dance Dance,' 'Barbie,' 'Do You Wanna Dance?,' 'Wouldn't It Be Nice,' 'Catch A Wave,' 'God Only Knows,' 'Good Vibrations,' 'Barbara Ann,' 'Help Me Ronda,' 'California Girls,' 'In My Room,' 'Don't Worry Baby,' 'Surfin' Safari,' 'Surfer Girl' and 'Surfin' U.S.A.'
    Made a come back in the late '80s with 'Kokomo'
    John Stamos, Toni Tennille and Glen Campbell performed as part of the group
    Dennis drowned at 39 (1983) and Carl died of cancer at 51 (1998)

Why they might be annoying:

    The insane father of the Wilson brothers, Murry, appointed himself manager, publicist and producer.
    He caused many squabbles with their record label, Capitol.
    Brian was deaf in one ear due to the beatings of his father Murry.
    Murry would take out his fake eye and make his kids look at it.
    Brian suffered a number of nervous breakdowns.
    Brian gained lots of weight and became drug dependant, so Bruce Johnston replaced him in public.
    Like the Beatles, Mike Love began to follow Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
    Dennis Wilson began paling around with Charles Manson, but left him before Manson's murder spree.
    Brian and Dennis did not attend their father Murry's funeral (June 1973).
    Carl was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.
    The group sued Brian to take control of his $80 million fortune by claiming he was insane, the courts agreed (1990).
    Brian then got more money through back royalties.
    Mike Love sued Brian again claiming he co-wrote 79 songs, and Brian gave him a chunk of money as settlement.
    They got into fights on stage (perhaps inspiring Oasis).

Why they might not be annoying:

    They produced 8 albums in two years (1963-64).
    They tried to be the U.S. answer to the Beatles.
    They got involved in charities, including Saving the Rain Forest and Worldwide Hunger.
    The UK music press voted them the #1 group over the Beatles (1966).
    US Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, decided to ban rock music at the July 4th concert in Washington DC, saying it would bring in 'the wrong element' (April 5, 1983).
    It was an indirect slap at the Beach Boys, who were scheduled to perform.
    Nancy Reagan and Vice President George Bush agreed with the irate public and pressured Watt into letting the Beach Boys play.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 77 Votes: 46.75% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 84 Votes: 45.24% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 85 Votes: 48.24% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 50.91% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 34 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 36 Votes: 27.78% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 94 Votes: 47.87% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 47 Votes: 36.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 136 Votes: 51.47% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 125 Votes: 56.80% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 173 Votes: 50.87% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 104 Votes: 35.58% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 67 Votes: 43.28% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 179 Votes: 44.13% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 230 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 289 Votes: 44.64% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 400 Votes: 45.75% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1041 Votes: 44.76% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2645 Votes: 43.10% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6512 Votes: 48.40% Annoying