Videos: Fifty Years of the Beach Boys

From 'Surfin' Safari' in 1962 to their recent reunion

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'Kokomo' (1988)

The Beach Boys excluded Brian Wilson from their massive comeback hit "Kokomo" due to issues brought about by the presence of Dr. Landy in his life, but the song did bizarrely feature Brian's former SMiLE collaborator Van Dyke Parks on accordion. The track was written by an all-star roster of 1960s vets, including Mike Love, John Phillips, Scott McKenzie and Terry Melcher. There's no actual place called Kokomo "off the Florida Keys," but nobody seemed to care. The song was on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail, and was their first big hit since the 1970s. 

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