My candidate is, as you'd expect, the Beach Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7FntehHI2g <<> see song #5: an expression of Yiddischer/ Southern Italian longings/fantasies. Whatever, as filtered through the psyche of an introverted, conflicted SoCal outside observer. Brian Wilson basically observed and created a lifestyle, not to mention a musical form that persists to this day. Little escaped his attention.
#my 2 candidate is (pick one) Spirit or Crack the Skyâ€‹‹Search both here please.