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The Beach Boys

The Definitive Diary Of America's Greatest Band on Stage And In The Studio

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Released on September 1, 2004

Written by Keith Badman

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  • The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary Of America's Greatest Band on Stage And In The Studio

    • September 1, 2004
    • Backbeat Books
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Paperback
    • 399 pages
    • ISBN: 0879308184
    Beginning their career as a popular surf band, The Beach Boys had emerged by 1966 as America's preeminent pop group, the only act able to challenge the success of The Beatles with both mainstream listeners and the critical community. This book reconstructs their evolution to one of the best-produced groups of the '60s, and also profiles Brian Wilson, one of the most gifted songwriters, producers, and arrangers in popular music. The book's easy-to-browse, day-by-day format details their entire concert history, all known recording sessions, their broadcast history, and all records issued in the U.S. and the U.K.