AXS TV announces Beach Boys Labor Day programming block

The event kicks off at 10 am ET on AXS TV

AXS TV has announced that it will air a Beach Boys Labor Day programming block on Monday, September 4th beginning at 10 am ET/7 am PT. The event kicks off with Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love sitting down with Dan Rather to discuss his run-in with infamous cult leader Charles Manson, his study of Transcendental Meditation, and the creative process behind some of the band’s biggest hits on The Big Interview.

The day continues at 11:15 am ET with an in-depth examination of the band’s tremendous impact and enduring legacy in the 2016 music profile special Rock Legends: The Beach Boys, followed by a trio of unforgettable concerts at 11:45 am ET kicking off with The Beach Boys 50 – Live In Concert, filmed during the band’s landmark 50th Anniversary tour as they take the stage in Phoenix, AZ to play 21 timeless tunes including “Good Vibrations,” California Girls,” and “Fun Fun Fun,” among many others.

Then, at 1 pm ET, the 1985 concert documentary The Beach Boys: An American Band compiles intimate home and archived footage, as well as clips of classic concerts and TV appearances, to tell the story of the Beach Boys from the band’s inception up to Dennis Wilson’s tragic death in 1983. And go behind the scenes with the band as they record their first album of new material in 20 years, embark on their emotional 50th Anniversary reunion tour, and reflect on their extraordinary career in the intimate 2012 documentary The Beach Boys 50: Doin’ It Again at 3 pm ET.

The block comes to a close at 4 pm ET, with The Beach Boys: An American Family, the 2000 mini series that takes a controversial look at the Wilson Family’s relationship, and recreates some of the most defining moments in the band’s unparalleled rise to superstardom. The film was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and stars Frederick Weller, Matt Letscher, Nick Stabile, Ned Vaughn, and Ryan Northcott as The Beach Boys.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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