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.
The town hall style session will be moderated by writer and director Rob Reiner.
At the dawn of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues vocal groups from street corners across America dominated the teenage-dream world of radio.
Released on 24 June 1968, the self-produced album was not successful in the US, but has steadily grown in stature.
Overjoyed with their new album, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Beach Boys tell uDiscover Music how it came together.
Ten historic quotes from the first decade or so of Brian and the Beach Boys’ worldwide acclaim.