|About the Book|
Surfs Up! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981 is the complete guide to the first 20 years of records by The Beach Boys, recognized today as one of the most influential groups in popular music.This 520-page volume details all the recordings with which The Beach Boys were involved during their first 20 years, both as a group and individually. Included are a 385-entry chronological discography- details of songs and albums, including vocal, musician and engineering credits- an extensive discussion of unreleased material (studio outtakes, unrecorded songs, notable concert performances, radio and television appearances, etc.)- a listing of DJ and promotional records- information on records by relatives and friends- week-by-week chart activity of Beach Boys records from Billboard magazine- a 10,000-entry general index- several specialized indices- 107 photographs- and much more.About The Author:Brad Elliott is acknowledged as one of the leading experts on The Beach Boys and their records. He has assisted with numerous compilations and reissues of the groups music, consulted on several video documentaries about the group, and written or contributed to articles appearing in a variety of music periodicals. Among his recent work are the liner notes for the groups Endless Harmony Soundtrack (1998), Ultimate Christmas (1998), and three Greatest Hits volumes (1999-2000).