Be prepared to dive into the captivating story of The Beach Boys with their first official book, simply titled “The Beach Boys” by The Beach Boys. This exciting project offers fans an inside look through exclusive interviews with band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston.
To honor the legacy of the late Carl and Dennis Wilson, archival writings will represent their contribution to the autobiography. The book will chronicle the band’s origins and carry readers through their remarkable rise from a garage band in Hawthorne to an internationally renowned act. It covers their journey from the release of their debut single, “Surfin’,” all the way to their monumental Independence Day concert in 1980 at the National Mall in Washington D.C., where they performed for an awe-inspiring audience of over half a million people.
The Beach Boys’ unique sound, intricate harmonies, and innovative recording techniques continue to inspire musicians worldwide. Moreover, their influence has become deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of America. This edition of the autobiography thoroughly documents how this extraordinary phenomenon came to be.
As any exceptional career-retrospective autobiography would, this book will also include cherished items from The Beach Boys’ archive, such as lyric sheets, chord sheets, and more.
Described as one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential bands of all time, The Beach Boys hold a significant place in the cultural landscape of America and enjoy global adoration. They pioneered various genres, legitimized popular music, and hold the record for the most Billboard Top 40 hits by any US band, with an impressive thirty-seven. Today, their music continues to be revisited, appreciated, and reimagined.
In addition to The Beach Boys themselves, the book will feature contributions from a range of notable musicians, including Peter Blake, Lindsey Buckingham, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan, Def Leppard, the Flaming Lips, Bobby Gillespie, David Lee Roth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Jim Kerr, Roger McGuinn, Graham Nash, Jimmy Page, Carly Simon, Pete Townshend, Rufus Wainwright, Thom Yorke, and many more, soon to be announced.
Scheduled for release this December, the autobiography will be available in a limited deluxe format, restricted to only 500 copies worldwide. A broader release is planned for 2024. Secure your pre-order for this extraordinary journey into The Beach Boys’ world by visiting the official website. Click Here
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