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All new documentary film THE BEACH BOYS to stream on Disney+

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The Beach Boys is a celebration of the legendary band that revolutionised pop music, and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that personified the California dream, captivating fans for generations and generations to come.

The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings and features never-before-seen footage and all-new interviews with The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston, plus other luminaries in the music business, including Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was.

Viewers will also hear from the group’s Carl and Dennis Wilson in their own words, plus view a new interview with Blondie Chaplin and hear audio from Ricky Fataar. A Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures Production, “The Beach Boys” is directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny and written by Mark Monroe.

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The film is produced by Frank Marshall, Irving Azoff, Nicholas Ferrall, Jeanne Elfant Festa, Aly Parker, with Nigel Sinclair, Mark Monroe, Tony Rosenthal, Cassidy Hartmann, Glen Zipper, Thom Zimny, Beth Collins, Jimmy Edwards, Susan Genco, Marc Cimino, Jody Gerson, Bruce Resnikoff, and Ben J. Murphy serving as executive producers.

The official soundtrack for “The Beach Boys,” featuring songs from the film, will be available to stream and download on May 24, and the group’s iconic 1964 album “Shut Down, Vol. 2” is being released on limited edition blue and white marble vinyl on March 29 (stream or purchase these Capitol/UMe albums at https://stream.lnk.to/TheBeachBoysPR).

Additionally, the group’s only official book, “The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys,” will be released on April 2, via Genesis Publications

The all-new documentary The Beach Boys, will stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning May 24, 2024.

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  1. I’m so excited for this. In 1993 I was 18 and severely depressed. I discovered the song in my room and I was floored. It told my story. I never had heard of the beach boys. 6 months later they came my home town of Adelaide. It blew me away and my 30 year obsession took off. I would see them play various times over the next 9 years. But then in 2002 brian Wilson brought his Pet Sounds solo tour to Sydney. When Brian walked out at the Sydney state theatre there was a massive outpouring of love. I was shaking and will.admit to having tears in my eyes. The God of music was only a few metres away. It was a special special night. When he sang the song lay down burden I cried because it was about Dennis who had drowned. My own brother had drowned just a few years prior. The genius of Brian Wilson is that he wrote songs that spoke directly to the listener and meant something.
    I saw the mike love band a few times after that and saw Brian again in 2004 at the Opera house doing Smile!
    In 2012 the band reunited and did a 5 city tour of Australia and I attended every show. It was a magical week and I got to chat with Mike, Bruce and Al Jardine at Adelaide airport. Two of those men were wonderful people, the other was mike. I stopped attending mike love.shows after that because the 50th tour was the perfect way to say goodbye.
    Brian will always be my hero and his beautiful wife Melinda passed away on January 30th..
    She helped Brian give the world some beautiful music…my generation was lucky enough to bring witness to the modern Brian Wilson magic and its in huge part to the lovely woman.
    Everyone…..if you want to know what real music is, watch this doco on Disney+
    ..love and mercy to you and your friends tonight 🥰🥰🥰🥲

  2. Several years ago, SBS had a documentary on the Beach Boys.

    To my surprise the person depicted as the bassist in the top picture did not play bass in the iconic Beach Boys albums: Summer Days and Summer Nights. Think of the well-known well known riff in the tune California Girls from the Pet Sounds album.

    It was performed by session musician Carol Kaye.

    She did the bass lines for many artists and groups.

    Thank you
    Anthony of Strathfield South


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