The Beach Boys took their name from the Southern California surfing scene of the late 50s. Their first songs celebrated surfing, dancing, young love, and cars. Once the Beatles invaded the charts and changed America's pop music trajectory, Brian Wilson, the man who made The Beach Boys what they were, began writing about adult concerns. After Pet Sounds were released even The Beatles took notice. The Beach Boys went on to become one of rock and roll's most successful and influential bands. They paved the way for a new kind of pop music that made anything seem possible.