Although Late Night with Jimmy Fallon records from 30 Rock in New York City, last night’s episode was awash in West coast vibes, all thanks to The Beach Boys, or more specifically: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, and Bruce Johnston. Because it was such a special occasion, Fallon wasted little time in the hour slot, introducing the California legends prior to the show’s traditional launch, to which they strummed straight into a note-for-note cut of Wilson’s classic lullaby, “In My Room”.
Later on, Love and Wilson chatted with Fallon, discussing the band’s legacy, harmonies, Elvis Presley, and their forthcoming reunion LP, That’s Why God Made the Radio. To cap off the night, Love and Wilson rejoined the band for a performance of the new album’s titular track and the Pet Sounds opening hit “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”. Check it all out below.
“In My Room”:
Interview with Brian Wilson and Mike Love (via The Audio Perv):
“That’s Why God Made the Radio”:
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”: