The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ makes life worth living, reaffirming the notion that pop music is the most admired art form in the world.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock'n'roll was making its presence felt on November 18, 1957.
In late 1965, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' became the Godfather's second big crossover single in a row.
Made famous by its appearance in the movie 'Cocktail', The Beach Boys' No.1 hit song 'Kokomo' from 1988 has a fascinating history.
The Carl Wilson/Jack Rieley composition came from the album that returned the group to critical acclaim, 'Surf's Up.'
The set now features four newly-added including Christmas staples by Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys.
The Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' is one of those few songs with the emotional resonance to become No.1 hits in two different eras.
As well as creating their own classics, the group had a knack for reinventing other people’s songs, as our playlist shows.
When exactly were the group first deemed worthy of a compilation album? We pinpoint the date.
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.
Curiously, the gap between the group's UK single and album chart debuts was over 24 months.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
After 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album 'Smiley Smile', released on 18 September 1967.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
The group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.