The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The Beach Boys originally consisted of brothers Brian (born Brian Douglas Wilson June 20, 1942, in Inglewood, California), Dennis (born December 4, 1940 - December 28, 1983), and Carl Wilson (born December 21, 1946 - February 6, 1998), their cousin Mike Love (born in Los Angeles, March 15, 1941), and their friend Al Jardine (born Lima, Ohio on September 3, 1942). The Beach Boys are deemed one of the most influential bands of the rock and roll era, thanks to their close harmonies and songs about girls and surfing. The Beach Boys started out as a garage band managed by Brian, Carl and Dennis’ dad Murry. The band went on to become one of the most influential bands of all time, selling 100 million records, such as the critically acclaimed Pet Sounds, and the two UK Number one songs Good Vibrations and Do It Again. The core quintet of the three Wilsons, Love, and Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.