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First official Beach Boys autobiography to go on sale in bookstores

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Bookstore edition of The Beach Boys autobiography to be released

A new hardcover edition of The Beach Boys autobiography, published by Genesis Publications, will go on sale in bookstores from 2 April 2024.

In The Beach Boys, the group tell the story of their rise from Hawthorne garage band to internationally renowned act.

Through their unique sound, complex harmonies, sensational live shows and use of innovative recording techniques, The Beach Boys influenced generations of musicians globally. This book documents how it all happened.

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In their own words

Told through the words of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston, and accompanied by rare photographs and ephemera, the result is an extraordinary autobiography from the celebrated US band.

The group members describe their story from the beginning: signing their first recording contract with Capitol Records and creating some of the most flawless, sun-soaked singles of all time such as Surfer Girl, I Get Around and California Girls.

Carefully curated tome

With unlimited access to the Capitol Records register and band members’ personal archives, The Beach Boys has been carefully curated from unique sources to create an exciting visual journey, combining never-before-seen negatives with iconic images.

These photographs are accompanied by tour posters, programmes, handwritten notes, lyrics, newspaper clippings, album advertisements, chord sheets and studio documents.

Artists such Lindsey Buckingham, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Graham Nash, Jimmy Page, Carly Simon and Pete Townshend help tell the story.

The Beach Boys is available to pre-order here.

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