The Beach Boys was the quintessential summertime band formed in California in 1961 that eventually came to represent having fun at the beach, surfing, meeting girls and living that laid-back California lifestyle. With hit songs like "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Good Vibrations," the band sang of a California that was all beaches, parties, and sunshine while their lives were plagued with drugs, mental illness and parental abuse-a startling contrast to their public persona. Still the band began as a family and survived, and its music continues to play worldwide. This mini-series chronicles the band's decades of performing in the public spotlight.
Matt Letscher, Nick Stabile, Ned Vaughn, Ryan Northcott, Dublin James, Amy Van Horne, Jad Mager, Wendy Phillips