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Catch a wave : the rise, fall & redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brian Wilson was the visionary behind America's most successful and influential rock band. As the leader of the Beach Boys, he sold 100 million records and built a catalog of songs that continues to define the sound and feel of American popular music. He also became one of the culture's most mysterious and tragic figures -- but after spending years lost in a wilderness of despair, Wilson has fought his way back to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Brian Wilson; Brian Wilson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ames Carlin
OCLC Number: 138566256
Notes: Originally published: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, ©2006.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peter Ames Carlin.

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Brian Wilson was the visionary behind America's most successful and influential rock band. As the leader of the Beach Boys, he sold 100 million records and built a catalog of songs that continues to define the sound and feel of American popular music. He also became one of the culture's most mysterious and tragic figures -- but after spending years lost in a wilderness of despair, Wilson has fought his way back to productivity. Now [the author], who conducted in-depth interviews with dozens of sources and listened to hundreds of hours of unreleased studio recordings and live music, tells a uniquely American story of the band, the music, and the culture the Beach Boys both sang about and helped create.-From publisher description.

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