Surf music achieved its greatest commercial success as vocal music, particularly the work of the Beach Boys , formed in 1961 in Southern California. Their early albums included both instrumental surf rock (among them covers of music by Dick Dale) and vocal songs, drawing on rock and roll and doo wop and the close harmonies of vocal pop acts like the Four Freshmen . [ citation needed ] Their first chart hit, " Surfin' " in 1962 reached the Billboard top 100 and helped make the surf music craze a national phenomenon.  The surf music craze and the careers of almost all surf acts was effectively ended by the arrival of the British Invasion from 1964. [ citation needed ] [nb 4]
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The following is a list of artists who have released at least one album in the progressive rock genre. Note that individuals are included only if they ...
In the mid-18th century, the philosopher Edmund Burke hypothesised a connection between aesthetics and fear. In a similar vein, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke proclaimed: ‘beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror’. To put this association to the test, I, together with Kendall Eskine and Natalie Kacinik, psychologists at CUNY, recently conducted another experiment. First, we scared a subset of our respondents by showing them a startling film in which a zombie jumps out on a seemingly peaceful country road. Then we asked all of our subjects to evaluate some abstract, geometric paintings by El Lissitzky. Those subjects who had been startled found the paintings more stirring, inspiring, interesting, and moving. This link between art and fear relates to the spiritual dimension of wonder. Just as people report fear of God, great art can be overwhelming. It stops us in our tracks and demands worshipful attention.