Brian and the ‘Boys featured on CBS Sunday Morning:
(CBS News) For at least two generations now, the musical sound track to summer fun has been provided by The Beach Boys. Their good vibrations have survived many a pop music trend, and they’ve even triumphed over some bad vibes among the band members themselves.
A few notes and you know immediately: It’s a sound as recognizable as any in rock history, the sound of The Beach Boys. In the Sixties, their California surf rock was music for an endless summer. Half a century later, it’s an indelible part of American culture. No American band has more Top 40 hits … and this summer the reunited group has hit the road to perform them.
How did they decide to get back together? “It’s the 50th anniversary of our group, so it makes a lot of sense, don’t you think?” said Mike Love. “It’s a remarkable milestone.” But the history of this band known for its harmonies has been anything but harmonious. For years, the three surviving original members - Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Mike Love - have each toured with their own bands.