The group were on a roll from the success of 'God Only Knows' when Brian Wilson's new masterpiece 'Good Vibrations' gave them their first UK No. 1.
The Carl Wilson/Jack Rieley composition came from the album that returned the group to critical acclaim, 'Surf's Up.'
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.
The reputation of the 1970 album among the group's fans and media has only grown in later years.
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, producer and record label boss and overall Renaissance man.
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 industry's biggest stars remember the late Queen Of Soul, who died yesterday aged 76.
The incredible life and times of the great American singer and guitarist, as remembered by the man himself.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.
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.