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What Disney’s Beach Boys film doesn’t tell you about Brian Wilson’s broken brain

  • In November 1969, the American network television channel CBS set up their cameras and microphones for the filming of a Beach Boys special introduced by none other than Leonard Bernstein. The timing was less than optimal: the group as a whole were in disparate straits, while their principal songwriter, Brian Wilson, was in the foothills of the kind of mental disrepair that would imperil his wellbeing for decades to come. Even so, when Wilson played an unaccompanied version of the unreleased Surf

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Two-Lane Blacktop
Two-Lane Blacktop
R
1h 42min
1971

Albums

Pacific Ocean Blue
Pacific Ocean Blue
1977
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