2012 marks the 50th anniversary of one of North America’s most beloved bands from California: The Beach Boys. Reflecting on the rock group’s long, fascinating history, 50 Sides of the Beach Boys chronicles the story behind 50 of the band’s greatest songs from the perspective of group members, collaborators, fellow musicians and notable fans. Filled with new interviews with music legends such as Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Blondie Chaplin, Randy Bachman, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, and Al Kooper, and commentary from a younger generation of musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Matthew Sweet, Carnie Wilson, James Mercer and Zooey Deschanel, even hardcore fans will be delighted by the breadth of this musical history volume.
About the Author
MARK DILLON is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and writer. He is the former editor of Playback, the business publication of the Canadian film and TV industries. His articles have also appeared in Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, the Hollywood Reporter, and American Cinematographer.
"In the Beach Boys' long history is "a lot" of history. Using the songs as jumping-off points--an efficient and successful method--Dillon explores much of it. . . . If you need a guide, "Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys" will more than do the trick." --www.PopMatters.com
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 18.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.41