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The Beach Boys: A Biography in Words & Pictures (Ken Barnes)
Publishing Year: 1976
Published by: Sire Books-Chappell Music Company
Pages: 56


The Beach Boys: Southern California Pastoral (Bruce Golden)
Publishing Year: 1976
Published by: The Borgo Press
Pages: 59

The Beach Boys (John Tobler)
Publishing Year: 1978
Published by: Phoebus Publishing Company
Pages: 96


The Beach Boys and the California Myth (David Leaf)
Publishing Year: 1978 Revised: 1985
Published by: Courage Books
Pages: 208

The Beach Boys: The Authorized Biography of America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band (Byron Preiss)
Publishing Year: 1979
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 96

Surf's Up! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981 (Brad Elliott)
Publishing Year: 1984
Revised: 1991
Published by: Popular Culture, Inc.
Pages: 495

The Beach Boys Silver Anniversary (John Milward)
Publishing Year: 1985
Published by: Dolphin/Doubleday
Pages: 240

The Beach Boys (Dean Anthony)
Publishing Year: 1985
Published by: Crescent Books
Pages: 64

Heroes & Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys (Steven Gaines)
Publishing Year: 1986
Published by: Dutton/Signet
Publishing Year: 1995
Published by: Da Capo Press
Pages: 374

Look! Listen! Vibrate! SMILE! (Domenic Priore)
Publishing Year: 1988
Revised: 1995
Published by: Small Press Distribution
Pages: 264

Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story (Brian Wilson with Todd Gold)
Publishing Year: 1991
Published by: Harper Collins
Pages: 398


Denny Remembered: Dennis Wilson in Words and Pictures (Edward Wincentsen)
Publishing Year: 1991
Published by: Vergin Press
Pages: 197

The Wilson Project (Stephen J. McParland)
Publishing Year: 1991
Published by: PTB Productions
Pages: 142

The Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and the Southern California Experience (Timothy White)
Publishing Year: 1994
Published by: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 416

The Beach Boys: In Their Own Words (Nick Wise)
Publishing Year: 1994
Published by: Omnibus Press
Pages: 112

How Deep Is The Ocean? (Paul Williams)
Publishing Year: 1997
Published by: Omnibus Press
Pages: 240

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys: The Complete Guide to their Music (Doe & John Tobler)
Publishing Year: 1997
Revised: 2004
Published by: Omnibus Press
Pages: 160 (Rev.: 96)

Back To The Beach: a Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys Reader (Kingsley Abbott)
Publishing Year: 1998
Published by: Helter Skelter Publishing
Pages: 254

Add Some Music To Your Day: Analyzing and Enjoying the Music of The Beach Boys (Don Cunningham and Jeff Bleiel)
Publishing Year: 1999
Published by: Tiny Ripple Publishing
Pages: 200

Smile, Sun, Sand & Pet Sounds (Stephen J. McParland)
Publishing Year: 1999
Published by: California Music
Pages: 108

Books, Part 2


The Beach Boys: A Biography in Words & Pictures (Ken Barnes)

While obviously dated, this is a good critical overview of the Beach Boys, as of its time, by one of rock's most thorough researchers and best (sadly under-published) writers. Includes discography.

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