The Beach Boys Went To The San Diego Zoo To Shoot The Cover For “Pet Sounds” 55 Years Ago Today—And Got Banned For Life

55 years ago today, the Beach Boys went to the San Diego Zoo to shoot the cover for Pet Sounds. Due to unruly behavior, Brian Wilson and Co. were banned from the zoo for life. Said a zoo spokesperson, “One of them bounced a carrot off the head of one of our tigers. Another tried to stick the head of a little antelope through some iron bars. Then they went around handling puppies and baby chicks, putting them down in the open and walking off.” We blame Mike Love. Read our review of the essential 50th-anniversary edition of Pet Sounds: