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Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love

Label
Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy
Title
Good vibrations
Title remainder
my life as a Beach Boy
Statement of responsibility
by Mike Love
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness -- and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America's most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own -- he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The band's durability also provides a glimpse into America's changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine -- from Charles Manson's "family" threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.L8855
LC item number
A3 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love
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Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
California is the ultimate -- Teenage groove -- Surfing the cultural waves -- Our own wall of sound -- What good is the dawn -- Keeping up with the Beatles -- A sonic oasis -- A blossom world -- The unraveling -- Holy grounds on the Ganges -- A violent age -- Demons among us -- Exporting the American dream -- Stolen legacy -- Our toughest competitor -- Brian's back -- The fracturing -- The ocean clue -- America's band -- My house in order -- The glue that binds us -- A special place in hell -- Universal truth -- My greatest teachers -- My radio is on -- Epilogue: Chasing the sun
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494177
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016040001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
WE : 2016-08-25
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952982296

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