The Beach Boys Releasing New Limited-Edition Book of Photos and Interviews

LONDON - NOVEMBER 1964: American pop group The Beach Boys on November 2, 1964 in London England. From left to right, Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998), Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983)
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The Beach Boys are set to release a very special, limited edition of a new book. The bandmates worked together on this official book and it includes interviews from Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston, as well as contributions from artists such as Thom Yorke, Lindsey Buckingham, Carly Simon, and more. The book also includes never-before-seen photos and items from their ever-growing archives.

According to the book’s website, only 500 copies will be published worldwide, making it a very hot commodity for fans. It will cover their rise to fame, the release of their first single “Surfin” which captured the essence of their summery sound, and their incredible 1980 Independence Day concert. Love shared about their iconic sound, “The environment in which we grew up and the things we chose to sing about primarily, which were the beautiful things about growing up in Southern California – the lovely girls, the lovely cars, the lovely weather and the lovely beaches – it was like an endless summer.”

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The book comes after several Beach Boys’ memoirs and biographies including Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson’s Wouldn’t It Be Nice: My Own Story and I Am Brian Wilson, along with Love’s memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. The Beach Boys began their long career in 1961 and have proved to be unstoppable in American culture with songs such as “God Only Knows” and “Kokomo” remaining popular decades later.

6th November 1966: American rock group The Beach Boys at the Finsbury Astoria. They are, (from left to right) Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine (front), Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998), Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983), and Mike Love

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Wilson added about the book, “There’s love in the music and people can relate to the love, regardless of whether you’re 2 years old or 92 years old. For me, music is about love. Love is the message I want to share. I hope people feel that in my music. That makes the hard work worth it.”

NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: The Beach Boys, with original band members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, perform at the Toyota Concert Series On Today Show at Rockefeller Center August 12, 2005 in New York City

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If you’re interested in learning more about the book and purchasing it went it is released, click here.

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