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

October 31, 2020
Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys: The Songs That Tell Their Story

"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 ofthe 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 BrianWilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks,Blondie Chaplin, Randy Bachman, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, LyleLovett, Alice Cooper, and Al Kooper, and commentary from a youngergeneration such as Matthew Sweet, Carnie Wilson, Daniel Lanois,Cameron Crowe, and Zooey Deschanel, this story of pop culturehistory both explores the darkness and difficulties with which theband struggled, and reminds us how their songs could make life feellike an endless summer.