The Beach Boys music is the soundtrack to Southern California, but Mike Love's lyrics did a good deal to create the Californian Dream.
The group were climbing the charts with 'Fun, Fun, Fun' as the LP it opened, 'Shut Down Volume 2,' was released on March 2, 1964.
The Beach Boys ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ is one of their best-loved numbers, and a highlight of their live shows for the past 50 years.
With their February 1969 album, ‘20/20,’ The Beach Boys consolidated their career to date while hinting at what lay ahead…
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.
In celebration of the late Beach Boys singer, a look back over some of Carl’s greatest performances.
The Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’ is one of those singles that defines the 60s, topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
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.
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
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.