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Why the Beach Boys matter

Author: Tom Smucker
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Music matters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Of all the white American pop music groups that hit the charts before the Beatles, only the Beach Boys continued to thrive throughout the British Invasion to survive into the 1970s and beyond. The Beach Boys helped define both sides of the era we broadly call the sixties, split between their early surf, car, and summer pop and their later hippie, counterculture, and ambitious rock. No other group can claim the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smucker, Tom, 1946- author.
Why the Beach Boys matter
Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, [2018]
(DLC) 2018018572
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Smucker
ISBN: 9781477318720 1477318720 9781512601671 1512601675
OCLC Number: 1030379813
Description: 176 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Harmony and discord --
Cars and guitars --
Suburbs and surf --
Studio and stage --
Fathers, shrinks, and gurus --
Girlfriends, wives and mothers --
When did the early sixties end? --
Jan and Dean --
Innocence and the second-best pop album ever --
Hip and white --
The best unreleased pop album ever --
The Beatles --
Into the genres --
Dennis --
Carl --
Al, Bruce, and David --
Mike --
Brian Solo --
Storytellers, historians, and fans --
Summer's gone, the endless summer --
Epilogue: suggestions.
Series Title: Music matters.
Responsibility: Tom Smucker.

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