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.
Released on 8 March 1965 and charting on the 27th, the group's eighth album maintained their spectacular run of success.
In celebration of the late Beach Boys singer, a special collection of some of Carl’s greatest performances.
Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
It may not have been one of the group's most commercially successful LPs, but 'Holland' was, and remains, an admirable, self-contained and cohesive body of songs.
The Five Satins' 'In The Still Of The Nite,' a hit in both 1956 and 1960, later became one of the Beach Boys' '15 Big Ones.'
A look into the many versions of the song written and first recorded by Bobby Freeman.
The reputation of the 1970 album among the group's fans and media has only grown in later years.
The group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie spoke of her love for ex-boyfriend Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, when she was featured on the BBC's Desert Island Discs.
May 18 marks the release on vinyl by Universal Music Catalogue of no fewer than six albums from the 1970s and ‘80s catalogue of the mighty Beach Boys.
Called America’s band, the soundtrack to summer, they've been making the world a more harmonious place for us for over 5 decades. They are The Beach Boys.