Stebbins offers his reader wonderful insights into the making of this group, their music, their highs and lows along the road to fame with family, friends and fans. The Beach Boys are depicted as American as apple pie, with all of its connotations, and Growing up to the sounds of "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations", I wanted to read more about the legendary group that, to this day, impacts my memories of growing up in the late '60s and '70s during the height of love and teenage revolutions.
The Beach Boys are depicted as American as apple pie, with all of its connotations, and Stebbins does a good job of compiling his sources to give avid fans of their music, what they want to know. Dec 24, Lucy rated it it was amazing. What a great read, having loved and listened to the music of The Beach Boys for most of my life, and read every book going, I thought I knew all their was to know about this wonderful band, but no Jon still had a few nuggets up his sleeve, the book is littered with some great photos also lots of which I hadn't seen before, my favourite being a lovely one of Brian and Marilyn in This book is a must read for all those that love the band, or music in general really, I also liked the fact What a great read, having loved and listened to the music of The Beach Boys for most of my life, and read every book going, I thought I knew all their was to know about this wonderful band, but no This book is a must read for all those that love the band, or music in general really, I also liked the fact that in places Jon was able to laugh at the nonsense that takes place within the group!
Oct 03, Lisa rated it did not like it. I didn't even finish reading this book. There is absolutely new information in here, and the author didn't interview anyone even close to the Beach Boys. All of the text is either culled from other well-known sources or comes from the author's own opinions and assertions. There are better books and websites about the BBs; don't waste your time with this book.
Ok statistical and individual outline of the beach boys A lot of individual remarks about each of the Beach Boys which is good. A little bit over-the-top and analyzing each song. A great bibliography not a must read for Beach boy fans but okay. Raymond rated it liked it Nov 03, Carey rated it really liked it Aug 29, Jesse Jackson rated it really liked it Oct 11, W rated it liked it Aug 10, Isabella Winters rated it really liked it Feb 16, Mark rated it liked it Dec 18, Carly McKnight rated it really liked it Jan 03, Betty Peterson rated it really liked it May 17, Stockfish rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Michael Edwards rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Alex rated it really liked it May 06, Preston rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Paul Jenson rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Jeremy Morong rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Gregory Fuller rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Ken rated it really liked it Sep 04, Alcibiades rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Steven rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Ian Cockburn rated it really liked it Jul 26, Patricia rated it it was amazing Jul 15, David Slater rated it really liked it Oct 25, Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Jan Bookwalter rated it liked it Jan 29, Brian rated it really liked it Feb 15, Joseph Tully rated it really liked it Oct 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Jon Stebbins. Jon Stebbins. Books by Jon Stebbins. No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Eder also has a wry sense of humour. For example, I smiled broadly when reading this passage:. Follow That Dream was a somewhat condescending comedy, but as it and Kid Galahad were filmed before the Blue Hawaii clone program began, they are actual movies. And after discussing the unfortunate recording of Confidence in Clambake , Eder observes:.
Played either by Jordanaire Hoyt Hawkins or Floyd Cramer, the organ is slick, and Elvis makes an effort to overcome the clumsy words.
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