New Beach Boys official documentary comes to Disney+

Get ready for an endless summer of fun, fun, fun with The Beach Boys as a new documentary comes to Disney+ on 24 May.

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 and Bruce Johnston.

Other luminaries in the music business who appear include: Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was.

Unseen Footage

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.

Watch the official trailer below:

Iconic Group

A Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures Production, The Beach Boys is directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny and written by Mark Monroe.

“I’m super happy with the way the documentary turned out, they did an amazing job,” says Brian Wilson. “It really brought me back to those days with the boys, the fun and the music. And of course those incredible harmonies.”

The official soundtrack, The Beach Boys: Music From The Documentary, will be available to stream and download on 24 May via Capitol/UMe, and the group’s iconic 1964 album Shut Down, Vol. 2 is now available on limited edition blue and white marble vinyl.

The Beach Boys, an all-new documentary, is streaming exclusively on Disney+ from 24 May
A new documentary about The Beach Boys is streaming exclusively on Disney+ from 24 May

Additionally, the group’s only official book, The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys, was released on 2 April  via Genesis Publications.

For more than six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements.

American Institution

The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. They provided fans around the world with a passport to experience love, youthful exuberance, and surf culture.

Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year.

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, the group have amassed worldwide sales of more than 100 million. Countless artists have cited the album Pet Sounds as an inspiration and Rolling Stone ranked it No. 2 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world.

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