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

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
Creator
Subject
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
Member of
Summary
A founding member of The Beach Boys traces the story of his triumphant half-century career, discussing topics ranging from the inspirations for his pop classic lyrics and his struggles with self-destructive habits to his spiritual life and his partnerships with his cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10526791
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Love, Mike
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Love, Mike
  • Beach Boys
  • Love, Mike
  • Beach Boys
  • Rock musicians
  • Large type books
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Large type books
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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my life as a Beach Boy
Label
Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952982296
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494177
Lccn
2016040001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952982296
Label
Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy, by Mike Love
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952982296
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494177
Lccn
2016040001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952982296

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