By Timothy White and Hiromi Miyaji
Both the social history of an era and a portrait of the band, the Beach Boys, this book tells how the grandmother of future Beach Boy Brian Wilson, headed for Califonia in 1922. Intertwined with the personal stories of the band themselves is the story of the Los Angeles basin.
Offers an intimate portrait of the group along with a social history of the LA area celebrated in its music, tracing the evolution of Southern California after World War I, its youth culture, and its music industry. 75,000 first printing.