The Furious 7 star stumbled upon the studio session as a child after he was dropped off to perform some acting work.

"I was about 12 years old and I had... to do a voiceover or a commercial," he tells U.S. late night host James Corden. "So I was walking down hallways, knocking on doors and I could here this music coming from one room and I found the place where I was supposed to go, but I was a little bit early and they were a little bit late, so there was nobody there.

"I just started wandering around and I walked in the door of this place and I watched them (Beach Boys) do this song and I started to leave and one of them said, 'No, it's OK, come in and listen to this. What do you think of this?' and I thought I recognised the sound, and it was The Beach Boys.

"They were either rehearsing or recording and it was either Barbara Ann or Help Me, Rhonda (and) three or four months later I'm in school and I heard the new Beach Boys song and I'm sitting there in my class like, 'I saw them do this'."

Russell's chance meeting with The Beach Boys wasn't his only run-in with a mega-celebrity in the 1960s - he acted alongside Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair and was shocked at the reaction he received when he first arrived on set.

"He was just a really nice guy...," Kurt continues. "He was one of those very memorable people. I will say, the first time I ever saw a brush with real celebrity is when he came on the set for the first time. This was... in 1962 and there were thousands of girls out there behind the ropes, and when his car came up to drop him off, they just let out and buried that car and he had to go back and I just will never forget that. I was like, 'What in the hell, what's going on?'"