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Surf City

Author : Dean Torrence and Foreword by Mike Love
ISBN : 9781590794036
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Dead Man S Curve And Back

Author : Mark Thomas Passmore
ISBN : 9781410756473
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mossy is a tree from the Siskiou forest in Oregon. It is a tree, or is it, or is he? Mossy has red roots that he can pull up out of the ground to run around. He feels and knows what is happening, without eyes, ears or mouth. He gets into all kinds of predicaments with the children and becomes a hero.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Jan Dean Record

Author : Mark A. Moore
ISBN : 9781476622903
Genre : Music
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Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid–1960s, with hits including “Baby Talk,” “Surf City,” “Dead Man's Curve” and “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena).” Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big part of their shtick, but Jan Berry was serious when it came to the studio. This book chronicles Jan’s career as a songwriter and arranger—and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean and other acts—with day-by-day entries detailing recording sessions, single and album releases, concerts and appearances, film and television projects, behind-the-scenes business and legal matters, chart positions and more. Extensive commentary from Berry’s family, friends and colleagues is included. Studio invoices, contract details, tape box notes, copyright information and other particulars shed light on how music was made in the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s.
Category: Music

When We Get To Surf City

Author : Bob Greene
ISBN : 0312375298
Genre : History
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A backup singer for Jan and Dean traces his exhilarating cross-country tour with the band, during which he recaptured his youthful dreams about freedom and adventure while visiting myriad regional sites from sports stadiums and midnight diners to back roads and carnival midways. 75,000 first printing.
Category: History

Good Vibrations

Author : Mike Love
ISBN : 9780698408869
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." The eBook edition includes 85 additional photos. As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness -- and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America's most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own -- he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The band's unprecedented durability also provides a glimpse into America's changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine -- from Charles Manson's "family" threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Huntington Beach Chronicles

Author : Chris Epting
ISBN : 9781625849489
Genre : History
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Amid the tourist bustle in the biggest beach city in Orange County, hometown personalities and their stories are Chris Epting's business. As a widely published author and columnist for the "Huntington Beach Independent," Epting has covered the famous and not-so-famous, the local people, places and events of Surf City's beachscapes and street scenes with a reporter's curiosity, a historian's exactitude and an ambassador's pride. "Huntington Beach Chronicles" offers a diverse collection of stories about the everyday people and extraordinary events that have woven together a community with a charm and character unlike any other.
Category: History

You Don T Own Me

Author : Trevor Tolliver
ISBN : 9781495049729
Genre : Music
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(Book). 1963 tail fins were in, sock hops were hot, and a fairytale white knight was president. That summer, sixteen year-old singer Lesley Gore released her debut single, "It's My Party," propelling her to Number One on the charts. For the next several years, the crowned Princess of Pop dominated the radio with a string of hits including "Judy's Turn to Cry," "She's A Fool," "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows," and the rousing anthem for independence, "You Don't Own Me," making her the most successful and influential solo female artist of the 60s. But beneath the bubblegum facade was a girl squirming against social and professional pressures to simply be herself and to forge a future where she could write and perform music beyond the trappings of teenage angst and love triangles. Assembled over five years of research and interviews, this is the first and long overdue biography of Lesley Gore, one of pop music's pioneering Mothers, which chronicles her meteoric rise to fame, her devastating fall from popularity and struggle for relevance in the 1970s, and her reemergence as a powerful songwriter, political activist, and camp icon. The biography includes behind-the-scenes stories about the making of her hit records, debunks or clarifies popular myths about her career, and places her remarkable life and times within a historical context to reveal how her music was both impacted by, and contributed to, each decade of her astounding fifty-year career.
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Wouldn T It Be Nice

Author : Brian Wilson
ISBN : 0747531455
Genre : Rock musicians
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Brian Wilson was the creative genius behind The Beach Boys. He turned a suburban California garage into a group that took the world by storm, with the sound of his songs, the sound capturing the laid-back, sunny Southern California lifestyle. But the cheerful image belied what was really going on.;This autobiography describes Wilson's 20-year nightmare of drug addiction, alcoholism, obesity and mental illness. He spent three years alone in his room. He lost his family, and he nearly lost his life. It is a frank discussion of what destroyed his life and of the controversial forces which helped to save it.
Category: Rock musicians

Why The Beach Boys Matter

Author : Tom Smucker
ISBN : 1512601675
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The musical, historical, and cultural argument for the centrality of the Beach Boys
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Here They Are Jayne Mansfield

Author : Raymond Strait
ISBN : 1561711462
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of Hollywood's other blonde sex symbol discusses Mansfield's controversial life, examining the truth behind rumors of her role as "sex slave" to the Kennedy brothers, her participation in Satanic worship, her connection to Jack Ruby, and more. Original.
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