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 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.
At the dawn of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues vocal groups from street corners across America dominated the teenage-dream world of radio.
Hailed as “America’s band”, The Beach Boys gave the world so much more than the surf-pop that made their name – as the best Beach Boys songs reveal.
Released on 24 June 1968, the self-produced album was not successful in the US, but has steadily grown in stature.
Ten historic quotes from the first decade or so of Brian and the Beach Boys’ worldwide acclaim.
Forever altering the world’s perception of the humble pop song, the best Beach Boys arrangements continue to astound with their seemingly endless invention.
After 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album 'Smiley Smile', released on 18 September 1967.
Also taking part at the fundraiser are early Beach Boy David Marks and group alumni the Honeys.