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.
How the group followed 'Surf's Up,' as they negotiated the uncertain commercial waters of the early 1970s.
History can be divided as pre-Pepper and post Pepper.
The UK rockers announced they’ll be playing their classic 1968 album ‘Odessey and Oracle’ in full, while Wilson will perform songs from 1968’s ‘Friends’ and 1971’s ‘Surf’s Up’.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Glen's four-month spell ends as Bruce Johnston takes over in Brian Wilson's touring role.
The film documents the famous neighbourhood of Los Angeles and also stars Crosby, Stills & Nash, Roger McGuinn and many more.
Released on 8 March 1965 and charting on the 27th, the group's eighth album maintained their spectacular run of success.