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‘The Beach Boys’ Doc Sets Disney+ Premiere Date

Disney announced on Tuesday that its new documentary The Beach Boys, on the iconic California band of the same name, will begin streaming on Disney+ on May 24.

Directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny, the film is described as a celebration of the band that revolutionized pop music, and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that personified the California dream, captivating fans for 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, plus other luminaries in the music business, including Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was.

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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.

Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history for more than six decades. Selling over 100 million records worldwide to date, they released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, after signing with Capitol Records in 1962. Between the 1960s and today, the group had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them in the US Top 40 (the most by a U.S. rock band), and four topping the Billboard Hot 100. Recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Director Bill Pohlad examined the life story of Beach Boys lead singer Wilson with the 2014 drama Love & Mercy, released by Lionsgate and Roadside, which brought star Paul Dano a Golden Globe nomination and also scored one for Best Original Song.

A Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures Production, The Beach Boys was written by Mark Monroe. The film is produced by Marshall, Irving Azoff, Nicholas Ferrall, Jeanne Elfant Festa and Aly Parker. Exec producers are Nigel Sinclair, Mark Monroe, Tony Rosenthal, Cassidy Hartmann, Glen Zipper, Zimny, Beth Collins, Jimmy Edwards, Susan Genco, Marc Cimino, Jody Gerson, Bruce Resnikoff, and Ben J. Murphy.

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