The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band, on Stage and in the Studio

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 399 pages
Beginning their career as a popular surf band, The Beach Boys had emerged by 1966 as America's preeminent pop group, the only act able to challenge the success of The Beatles with both mainstream listeners and the critical community. This book reconstructs their evolution to one of the best-produced groups of the '60s, and also profiles Brian Wilson, one of the most gifted songwriters, producers, and arrangers in popular music. The book's easy-to-browse, day-by-day format details their entire concert history, all known recording sessions, their broadcast history, and all records issued in the U.S. and the U.K.
 

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The section headed "In the Beginning" begins with the incredibly misinformative conflation of Hawthorne, California with Hawthorne, Florida. I couldn't continue after that.

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1962
17
1963
29
1964
45
1965
69
1966
89
1967
151
1968
191
1969
219
1970
235
1971
261
1972
277
1973
293
1974
301
1975
311
1976
323
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