As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
When exactly were the group first deemed worthy of a compilation album? We pinpoint the date.
It was, at the time, an album of what might have been, but 'Smiley Smile' is nonetheless a fascinating chapter in the group's story.
Curiously, the gap between the group's UK single and album chart debuts was over 24 months.
After 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album 'Smiley Smile', released on 18 September 1967.
Don Was is a widely-respected artist, record label boss and hugely in-demand A-list producer.
The group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.
We turn the spotlight on the unsung Beach Boy with a specially-compiled playlist of 20 tracks featuring his finest work.
The reputation of the 1970 album among the group's fans and media has only grown in later years.
The album featured the instrumental tracks from 15 Beach Boys songs plus chords, lyrics and more.
The incredible life and times of the great American singer and guitarist, as remembered by the man himself.
The group followed 'Surfin' Safari' with the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote.
The Beach Boys originally emulated the sound of the pre-rock vocal group, The Four Freshman, who famously fused jazz with rock in the 50s.
Bruce Johnston called it a "time-trick," but 'Do It Again' went all the way to No. 1 in the UK.
At the dawn of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues vocal groups from street corners across America dominated the teenage-dream world of radio.