By late 1964, the Beach Boys were one of America’s top groups. The one thing missing was a No. 1 US album, which arrived on 5 December with the Concert LP.
Day's recordings, as well as her film dramas, musicals and comedies, made her a top star in the 50s, 60s and beyond.
History can be divided as pre-Pepper and post Pepper.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
The UK rockers announced they’ll be playing their classic 1968 album ‘Odessey and Oracle’ in full, while Wilson will perform songs from 1968’s ‘Friends’ and 1971’s ‘Surf’s Up’.
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
Glen's four-month spell ends as Bruce Johnston takes over in Brian Wilson's touring role.
A selection of the finest work by a true great of American music.
The 1976 album 'You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind' was a live celebration of Walsh's career to that point.
Released on 8 March 1965 and charting on the 27th, the group's eighth album maintained their spectacular run of success.
The much-anticipated movie is due to arrive in cinemas on 21 June.
The creator of what came to be known as the surf rock style, he is best remembered for his 1962 single 'Misirlou,' later featured in 'Pulp Fiction.'
The Beach Boys music is the soundtrack to Southern California, but it is Mike Love's lyrics that have done so much to create the Californian Dream.
One of the most prolific session drummers in music history and a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew, Hal Blaine has died at the age of 90.
The group were climbing the charts with 'Fun, Fun, Fun' as the LP it opened, 'Shut Down Volume 2,' was released on 2 March 1964.
Produced by Carl Wilson and featuring his beautiful lead vocals, it was a masterful adaptation of the 1966 original.