The Beach Boys: Essential Interviews

The Beach Boys: Essential Interviews

by John Luerssen
     
 
THE BEACH BOYS: The Essential Interviews collects the most candid and informative interactions that “America’s Band” ever had with the press. Beginning at the height of the band’s popularity in 1966, this exciting title offers a unique look at the dynamics of the group, with collective interviews and one on one conversations with each of

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THE BEACH BOYS: The Essential Interviews collects the most candid and informative interactions that “America’s Band” ever had with the press. Beginning at the height of the band’s popularity in 1966, this exciting title offers a unique look at the dynamics of the group, with collective interviews and one on one conversations with each of the band’s principals – Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston – at various career intervals. Tracing The Beach Boys’ forty-plus years in music, this 334 page tome was compiled by pop music journalist John D. Luerssen and offers direct perspective from The Beach Boys – the number one selling American band of all time – themselves. It’s a must-read for any fan.

Editorial Reviews

Bret Wheadon
REVIEW: A fantastic, eclectic collection of interviews spanning decades of The Beach Boys' careers - Essential Interviews, brought together by music journalist and editor John D. Luerssen, is a treasure trove of first-hand accounts by all the members of the Beach Boys, as well as those who surrounded them through their failures and successes. What makes this book valuable is that the interviews are specific to their eras, and not "after-the-fact" reminiscences which tend to muddy the waters; D
Phil Miglioratti
30 interviews. 5 decades. 3 continents. 334 pages!
Essential is right. These are the interviews we either couldn't find or didn't know existed back in the stone age of 45rpm singles. No website message boards or blogs for music fans when most of these interviews were published. Magazine racks stocked Tiger Beat ("Dennis, what's your favorite color") but no Melody Maker or NME (New Musical Express from London). John Luerssen has done Beach Boys fans a huge favor by assembling 30 interviews,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012263469
Publisher:
Rock Reader Books
Publication date:
07/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
650,778
File size:
396 KB

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