The Carl Wilson/Jack Rieley composition came from the album that returned the group to critical acclaim, 'Surf's Up.'
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 group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.
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 Beach Boys originally emulated the sound of the pre-rock vocal group, The Four Freshman, who famously fused jazz with rock in the 50s.
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.
‘Caribou’ found Elton John relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for his follow-up to the insanely successful ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’.
Released on 24 June 1968, the self-produced album was not successful in the US, but has steadily grown in stature.
One of the most memorable open-air events of the decade turned into a triumph for the visiting Californian heroes.
Ten historic quotes from the first decade or so of Brian and the Beach Boys’ worldwide acclaim.
How the group followed 'Surf's Up,' as they negotiated the uncertain commercial waters of the early 1970s.
Glen's four-month spell ends as Bruce Johnston takes over in Brian Wilson's touring role.
Produced by Carl Wilson and featuring his beautiful lead vocals, it was a masterful adaptation of the 1966 original.