The Billboard Hot 100 dated 4 July 1964 showed the Beach Boys climbing to the top of the chart with ‘I Get Around.’
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.
The reputation of the 1970 album among the group's fans and media has only grown in later years.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
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.
The Larry Weiss song became one of Glen's signature recordings and a global hit.
From Chicago’s Coca-Cola inspired logo to The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and the mascots of metal, great logos can embody the very essence of a band.
We turn the spotlight on the unsung Beach Boy with a specially-compiled playlist of 20 tracks featuring his finest work.
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the Hot 100 of 15 August 1964 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.