Videos: Fifty Years of the Beach Boys

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

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'Wouldn't It Be Nice' (1985)

The Beach Boys lost drummer Dennis Wilson in 1983, but they kept on touring. Here they are at Live Aid in 1985. Notice how Brian has slimmed down. His therapist Dr. Landy had gotten him into shape, but many in the band felt that he was exerting too much control over Brian's life. It drove a real wedge between the group.  

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