The Beach Boys: An American Family - Netflix

The Beach Boys: An American Family was a 2 night mini-series documentary that re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys".

The Beach Boys: An American Family - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2000-02-27

The Beach Boys: An American Family - The Beach Boys live performances - Netflix

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. Since then, the band has undergone many variations in composition, with representation by fill-ins onstage. As of 2017, the only principal members included in the Beach Boys' touring band are co-founder Mike Love and 1965 addition Bruce Johnston. In 1998, Love sought authorization through the Beach Boys' corporation, Brother Records Inc. (BRI) to tour as “The Beach Boys” and secured the necessary license. Even though Brian Wilson and Al Jardine have not performed with Love and Johnston's band since their one-off 2012 reunion tour, they remain a part of BRI.

The Beach Boys: An American Family - 1998–present: Post-band split - Netflix

After Carl died in 1998, the remaining members splintered. Love, Johnston, and Marks continued to tour together, initially as “America's Band”, but following several cancelled bookings under that name, they sought authorization through Brother Records Inc. (BRI) to tour as “The Beach Boys” and secured the necessary license. Since 1999, Love is obligated to continue touring in order to maintain revenue flow to BRI. At the time, Wilson was also offered the license, but declined.. Jardine fought for the right to tour under the moniker “The Beach Boys Family & Friends” but was denied from using the name in any promotional or band name manner. Marks left the group in summer 1999, making a brief return for a European tour in 2008. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston reunited in 2012 for a new album and tour. However, Love took the option to end the tour later in the year, and continued touring with Johnston and his pre-reunion touring band. Jardine and Marks appeared at a one-off show in 2014, the Ella Awards where Love was honored as a singer. They were joined by Marks for several dates in 2014 and 2015.

The Beach Boys: An American Family - References - Netflix