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Behind the Scenes at the Beach Boys’ Retrospective

Brian Wilson walks us through the group’s new Grammy Museum exhibit

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In a 1959 philosophy paper, Wilson outlines his goals. "I don’t want to settle with a mediocre life, but make a name for myself in my life’s work, which I hope will be music.” He says, "I never, ever thought I would be able to do that."

Erik Voake

On September 18th, the Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles for the launch of "Good Vibrations: 50 Years of the Beach Boys," an exhibit that celebrates their landmark anniversary this year. Before the quintet took to the museum stage for a Q&A and six-song acoustic performance, Rolling Stone took a private tour of the retrospective display with Brian Wilson. "It's just a whole, beautiful presentation," he raved.

By Steve Baltin


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