The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Catch a Wave: The Beach Boys, the Early Years

Open June 20, 2007 - March 6, 2008

More than any other artistic entity, the Beach Boys created the iconic vision of California as the Promised Land for those who would revel in youth, surf, sand, and rock and roll. This exhibit explores their formative years through never-before seen artifacts from the Wilson family.


Exhibit Details

“We’ve been visiting the Rock Hall for three years, about two times per year. Your displays are fabulous and we learn something new each time we’re here...It’s even allowing us to teach our 9-year-old son about all music...So do we think it’s worth a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Dayton, Ohio in the pouring rain? You bet! Rock on.” “Wow - This is the music of our lives. This place is awesome - extremely impressive. We grew up on Alan Freed, Bandstand and Cousin Brucie. Keep up the good work - we’ll be back.”

- Jamaica, New York