Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys: The Songs That Tell Their Story

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ECW Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Music - 360 pages
“A vivid account . . . Young and old fans alike will enjoy” (Publishers Weekly).
This book offer a unique journey through The Beach Boys’ long, fascinating history by telling the stories behind fifty of the band’s greatest songs from the perspective of group members, collaborators, fellow musicians, and notable fans.
Filled with new interviews with music legends such as Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Blondie Chaplin, Randy Bachman, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lyle Lovett, Alice Cooper, and Al Kooper, and commentary from a younger generation such as Matthew Sweet, Carnie Wilson, Daniel Lanois, Cameron Crowe, and Zooey Deschanel, this story of pop culture history both explores the darkness and difficulties with which the band struggled, and reminds us how their songs could make life feel like an endless summer.

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Hot on the heels of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour and album, this book presents a look at one of the biggest bands in the history of popular music. Freelance writer Dillon has constructed a ... Read full review

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Mark Dillon is a freelance journalist and writer. He is the former editor of Playback, the business publication of the Canadian film and television industries. His articles have also appeared in American Cinematographer, Globe and Mail, Hollywood Reporter, and Macleanӳ. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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