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UNDATED. x–46s. “The Beach Boys” dropped today on Disney-Plus, a documentary about the legendary band that’s all about blending a range of voices. Director Frank Marshall took oft-told tales of the band’s six decades of heartache and harmony, and tried to make them broader, and brighter, by mixing as many voices as possible. The three Wilson brothers – Brian, Carl and Dennis – along with cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, brought a harmonic revolution to group vocals with their Southern California sound that brightened the 1960s with songs like “I Get Around,” “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows.” The film includes extensive new interviews with singer Love and singer-guitarist Jardine, while drawing from many archive interviews to give the perspectives of the deceased Wilson brothers, Carl and Dennis. Eighty-one-year-old Brian Wilson, considered the mastermind of the band’s sound, makes current-day appearances in the film. However, his contributions are limited due to a mental decline that recently led to his loved ones establishing a court conservatorship for him. Here’s a clip from the Beach Boys’ 1964 hit “I Get Around.” (music fades) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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