Surf's Up! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981 is the complete guide to the first 20 years of records by The Beach Boys, recognized today as one of the most influential groups in popular music. This 520-page volume catalogs all the recordings with which The Beach Boys were involved during their first 20 years, both as a group and individually. The book includes a 385-entry chronological discography; details of songs and albums, including vocal, musician and engineering credits; an extensive discussion of unreleased material (studio outtakes, unrecorded songs, notable concert performances, radio and television appearances, etc.); a listing of DJ and promotional records; information on records by relatives and friends; week-by-week chart activity of the group's records from Billboard magazine; a 10,000-entry general index; several specialized indices; 107 photographs; and much more.