Heroes and villains: the true story of the Beach Boys

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New American Library, Oct 30, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 374 pages
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Probes the lives of the popular rock group, whose popularity and artistic success was accompanied by financial problems and personal tragedy

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User Review  - zmagic69 - LibraryThing

Wow. The all American band and their entire dirty laundry! It is amazing that any of them are still around. The book is from 1985 but it is a wonderful story of excess. I am also convinced there is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - brendaough - LibraryThing

I grew up listening to the Beach Boys; their music always represented fun and sun to me. Unfortunately, the "true story" is much bleaker. This biography centers around the Wilson boys, their drug ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Steven Gaines is known for writing about one of America's pastimes: celebrities and pop culture icons. His works include The Love You Make (about the Beatles), Heroes and Villains (about the Beach Boys), Obsession: The Life and Times of Calvin Klein, and Philistines in the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons.