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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


Back To The Beach: a Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys Reader (Kingsley Abbott)

Longtime Beach Boys fan Abbott collects more than two dozen of the best articles written on the group during the past three decades. Although the band is best known for its early '60s paeans to surfing and hot rods, that period gets scant coverage. Most contributions focus instead on the later '60s, when, under the direction of Brian Wilson, the group recorded the critically acclaimed Pet Sounds and the legendary, incompletely released Smile. Soon thereafter, Brian succumbed to drugs and mental problems, but the band continued to record, erratically, during a continuing denouement that is also covered here. Recently, Brian has had something of a creative resurgence, launching a solo career that is documented in the book's final selections. Featuring contributions from Nick Kent, David Leaf and Timothy White this is a collection of the best ever articles on Brian and the band, together with a foreword by Brian, and a number of new and previously unpublished pieces. New and interesting appendices such as a who's who of Beach Boys people and a full sessionography.

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