Episode 2 of 2
Harry Shearer, a huge fan of The Beach Boys, presents a two-part programme that mixes archive with brand new interviews, and a sun-soaked soundtrack, to tell their story.
With 36 hits in the United States Top 40 (more than any other rock band), The Beach Boys are one of the most successful bands of all time.
The ultimate surf pop pin-ups, their irresistible harmonies influenced generations of artists. 1966's Pet Sounds is considered rock 'n roll's first ever concept album and is regularly found at the top of 'all time greatest albums' lists.
And now, at last, they're all back together and you can catch up with their Radio 2 In Concert performance on the BBC iPlayer.
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