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Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963

Author: James B Murphy
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Beach Boys blended vocal harmonies, electric guitars and lush arrangements into one of the most distinctive sounds in the history of popular music. Drawing on original interviews and newly uncovered documents, this book untangles the band's convoluted early history and tells the story of how five boys from California formed America's greatest rock 'n' roll band"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Murphy
ISBN: 9780786473656 0786473657
OCLC Number: 883647450
Description: xii, 422 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Hawthorne High and graduation day --
Hawthorne, California --
Headed for Hollywood: Dorinda and Hite Morgan --
On our way to sunny California: Virginia and Donald Jardine --
A musical education --
Life after high school (July 1960-July 1961) --
Someone should write a song about surfing (August-October 1961) --
Pendletones become surfers (November 1961) --
CANDIX Enterprises, Inc. --
"Call them the Beach Boys"-Russ Regan --
A month of firsts (December 1961) --
Number 3 in LA (January-February 1962) --
One hit wonders (March 1962) --
Making tracks ... to the Tower (April 1962) --
A Capitol contract (May-June 1962) --
Safari, California style (July 1962) --
Pandora's box and Azusa Teen Club (August 1962) --
Beyond the Boys (September 1962) --
An album debut and the pressure's on (October-December 1962) --
A sonic tidal wave (January-March 1963) --
Making waves in the Midwest (April-June 1963) --
36 cities in 45 days (July-August 1963) --
The greatest second chance in rock 'n' roll (September-October 1963) --
"The warmth of the sun" (November-December 1963).
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Examines the iconic band's origin story: how five teenagers with no musical training formed a band, wrote a song about the surfing craze gripping the West Coast, recorded it with the help of several  Read more...

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