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
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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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1961
8
1962
18
1963
30
1964
46
1965
80
1966
106
1967
170
1968
212
1970
262
1971
288
1972
304
1973
326
1974
336
1975
346
1976
358
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1969
240

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KEITH BADMAN is the author of several pop culture books, including "The Beach Boys, Beatles Off the Record "and "Good Times and Bad Times: The Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones 1960-1969".

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