Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Beach Boys FAQ -- John Stebbins

If you're a Beach Boys fan, or if you're at all interested in the history of popular music, you need this book. It's full of information on the group and the individual members, gossip, facts, trivia, you name it. No punches pulled. If you care about the addresses of the houses where the various group members lived, they're here. If you don't know who sang lead on every single, now you can find out. Film and TV appearances. Solo albums by group members. Concerts. Photos. I can't think of anything that's left out. Great stuff for browsing, and you'll hear the songs in your head as you read. Highly recommended.


Cap'n Bob said...

I love their music. Looks like a pre-Al Jardine photo.

WV: Propu. Amish curse.

Unknown said...

There's plenty about Al Jardine ni the book, of course.

Mark said...

That's Al in the lower left. But he's the least interesting of the bunch. But he gets lots of credit (along with Brian Wilson of course) for performing more interesting BB songs in his solo shows, unlike the act that calls itself the BB's today.