Beach Boys Documentary Heading to Disney+

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Many documentaries are coming out about our favorite stars and bands and The Beach Boys are no exception. Disney+ has confirmed that The Beach Boys, a documentary about the band including never-before-seen footage and new interviews will premiere on May 24, 2024.

The documentary will include interviews with band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston plus other artists including Lindsey Buckingham. Former band members Carl and Dennis Wilson, Blondie Chaplin, and Ricky Fataar will also be included in the new film. It is directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny.

The Beach Boys (L-R Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine) Pose for a portrait session on May 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California

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If you’re a die-hard Beach Boys fan, a new soundtrack will be available to stream on May 24 plus their 1964 album “Shut Down Vol. 2” will be released on limited edition vinyl just a few days later on May 29. A book called “The Beach Boys by the Beach Boys” will be released on April 2. The book will also feature interviews with surviving members of the band and tokens from the archives including handwritten notes and lyrics, chord sheets, photographs, tour posters, and more.

2nd November 1964: American pop group The Beach Boys. Back row - Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983). Front row left to right - Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998) and Mike Love

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The documentary hopes to give a glimpse instead of the phenomena of the beloved band and is described as “a celebration of the legendary band that revolutionized pop music and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that personified the California dream, captivating fans for generations and generations to come.”

Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Brian Eichenberger of The Beach Boys, and Preston Brust of LOCASH perform onstage during Day 3 of the 2022 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Field on May 01, 2022 in Indio, California

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As exciting as all of these announcements are, there is a bit of sadness surrounding The Beach Boys after Brian Wilson was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 81. His wife, Melinda, recently passed away and she was his primary caregiver. However, Wilson shared his excitement about the documentary and said in its press release, “I’m super happy with the way the documentary turned out, they did an amazing job. It really brought me back to those days with the boys, the fun and the music. And of course those incredible harmonies.”

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Will you be watching the new documentary? Disney+ has made documentaries a big priority after seeing the success of The Beatles docuseries Get Back and the recent Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie.

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