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Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963
by James B. Murphy


Overview - They were almost The Pendletones--after the Pendleton wool shirts favored on chilly nights at the beach--then The Surfers, before being named The Beach Boys. But what separated them from every other teenage garage band with no musical training? They had raw talent, persistence and a wellspring of creativity that launched them on a legendary career now in its sixth decade.  Read more...

 
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Overview
They were almost The Pendletones--after the Pendleton wool shirts favored on chilly nights at the beach--then The Surfers, before being named The Beach Boys. But what separated them from every other teenage garage band with no musical training? They had raw talent, persistence and a wellspring of creativity that launched them on a legendary career now in its sixth decade. Following the musical vision of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys blended ethereal vocal harmonies, searing 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780786473656
  • ISBN-10: 0786473657
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 436
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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