Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Beach Boys in Concert

The Beach Boys in Concert: The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage
by Jan Rusten and Jon Stebbins [Music 781.66 Bea]

As a longtime fan of the Beach Boys, I was excited to see that someone had finally compiled a comprehensive list of all the Beach Boys' concerts and other shows, spanning a period of fifty years. Besides giving information about the Beach Boys' concerts, the book was also filled with great photos of the group up to the 50th year reunion tour. This book is not just for die-hard fans; anyone interested in the history of the group and the individuals in the band will find this a fascinating read. I was especially interested in reading about the Beach Boys' concerts here in Nebraska. One interesting fact: Carl Wilson had two of his guitars stolen from a rental car at one of their earliest concerts in Omaha!. -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys by Mark Dillon, Heroes and Villains: the True story of the Beach Boys by Steven Gaines.]

[ official Beach Boys web site ]

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