Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
The group followed 'Surfin' Safari' with the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote.
The song wasn't a chart entry for Chuck, but would win notoriety when the up-and-coming Rolling Stones chose to cover it as their first single in 1963.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Cass Elliot was one of the most-loved characters in 60s and early 70s pop music, and one of its most distinctive voices.
Great songs are a compelling soundtrack to our inner worlds, and any list of key singles will be personal rather than definitive, but the 45 45s in our playlist still inspire and...
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.
The summer of 1966 brought the Californian quartet's next hit.
Bruce Johnston called it a "time-trick," but 'Do It Again' went all the way to No. 1 in the UK.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
On 23 July 1966, jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith had a lesser-known UK chart entry on the EP countdown with 'Swinging With The Incredible Jimmy Smith,' featuring 'Hobo Flats.'
At the dawn of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues vocal groups from street corners across America dominated the teenage-dream world of radio.
The group from Hawthorne signed their historic first contract with Capitol Records on 16 July 1962.
The work of one of rock's finest session drummers, from 'Pet Sounds' and 'All Things Must Pass' to Derek and the Dominos.
The Billboard Hot 100 dated 4 July 1964 showed the Beach Boys climbing to the top of the chart with ‘I Get Around.’
This collection of 4 July songs mixes buried treasures along with some must-hear standards that make the perfect playlist for Independence Day parties.