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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Review: Heroes And Villains: The True Story Of The Beach Boys

User Review  - Hugh - Goodreads

Intense book about the effects a tyrannical father, teenage success, money, drugs, minimal business judgement, and personal jealousies can have. Fascinating and sad at the same time. Lots of ... Read full review

Review: Heroes And Villains: The True Story Of The Beach Boys

User Review  - Lance Lasalle - Goodreads

All great rock bands and musicians have a good story behind them. A narrative arc. Most of them are familiar to us, from tv or cinema biopics. Typically, the RockStarHero, makes his first splash ... 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.