Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963

Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963

by James B. Murphy

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ISBN-13: 9780786473656
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 595,824
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James B. Murphy is a companion animal veterinarian in Washington, D.C. He lives in Bowie, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction 3

A Note About Record Charts 7

1 Hawthorne High and Graduation Day 9

2 Hawthorne, California 24

3 Headed for Hollywood: Dorinda and Hite Morgan 34

4 On Our Way to Sunny California: Virginia and Donald Jardine 46

5 A Musical Education 56

6 Life After High School (July 1960-July 1961) 68

7 Someone Should Write a Song About Surfing (August-October 1961) 81

8 Pendletones Become Surfers (November 1961) 100

9 Candix Enterprises, Inc. 111

10 "Call Them the Beach Boys"-Russ Regan 117

11 A Month of Firsts (December 1961) 124

12 Number 3 in LA (January-February 1962) 137

13 One Hit Wonders (March 1962) 156

14 Making Tracks… to the Tower (April 1962) 168

15 A Capitol Contract (May-June 1962) 185

16 Safari, California Style (July 1962) 201

17 Pandora's Box and Azusa Teen Club (August 1962) 212

18 Beyond the Boys (September 1962) 226

19 An Album Debut and the Pressure's On (October-December 1962) 239

20 A Sonic Tidal Wave (January-March 1963) 259

21 Making Wives in the Midwest (April-June 1963) 281

22 36 Cities in 45 days (July-August 1963) 297

23 The Greatest Second Chance in Rock 'n' Roll (September-October 1963) 309

24 "The Warmth of the Sun" (November-December 1963) 319

Coda: The Hite Morgan Tapes-Discovery, Illumination, and Litigation 324

Appendix 1 The Beach Boys' Personal Appearances, 1961-1963 343

Appendix 2 Timeline of "Surfin'" Releases 368

Appendix 3 "Surfin" Chart Position History 369

Appendix 4 "Surfin"' Revenue and Expense Stream, and Production Flow 370

Appendix 5 Standard Songwriter's Contract for "Surfin" Dated September 15, 1961 371

Appendix 6 Floor Plan of Hite and Dorinda Morgan's Home, 2511 Mayberry Street 372

Appendix 7 Floor Plan of Candix Enterprises, 6425 Hollywood Boulevard 373

Appendix 8 American Federation of Musicians Contract Dated February 8, 1962 374

Appendix 9 Letter of Intent and Agreement from Murry Wilson to Hite B. Morgan Dated March 29, 1962 375

Appendix 10 Floor Plan of Stereo Masters, 5534-5538 Melrose Avenue 376

Appendix 11 The Beach Boys' Midwest Tour, April 24-May 5, 1963 377

Appendix 12 "Dennis" by Dorinda Morgan 378

Chapter Notes 379

Bibliography 400

Index 405

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Anonymous, that's the most pointless criticism I have ever read. This book is an excellent read, despite Mr./Mrs. Stick in the Mud Anonymous.