Take A Look Back At The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' | For The Record
Take a look back at the album that revolutionized the sound of the classic band.
The Beach Boys may have made a name for themselves as the summer-loving surf band, but with their 11th studio album, 1966's Pet Sounds, they revolutionized their sound. Masterminded largely by band member Brian Wilson, the album included many orchestral instruments and unconventional sound effects using bicycle bells, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs on popular track such as "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows" and "Caroline, No." While initially the album didn't perform as high as their previous efforts, nowadays Pet Sounds is hailed for the ingenious masterpiece it is, earning induction into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1998.
The Recording Academy and CBS are honoring the Beach Boys with "A GRAMMY Salute To The Beach Boys," a star-studded, two-hour tribute special featuring a lineup of heavy hitters, including John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Beck, Fall Out Boy, Mumford & Sons, LeAnn Rimes, St. Vincent, Weezer, and many more, who will perform all your favorite Beach Boys classics. Learn more about "A GRAMMY Salute To The Beach Boys" and watch the tribute special on Sunday, April 9, from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network and live and on demand on Paramount+.
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