Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy
(Large Print)

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
Large print edition.
9781410494177 (hardcover), 1410494179 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
679 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.


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Lexington - Large PrintLARGE TYPE BIOGRAPHY LOVEOn Shelf
Newton - Large PrintLARGE PRINT 780.09 L941 .LO 2016On Shelf

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
Large Print
Large print edition.
9781410494177 (hardcover), 1410494179 (hardcover)


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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Love, M. (2016). Good vibrations: my life as a Beach Boy (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Love, Mike, 1941-. 2016. Good Vibrations: My Life As a Beach Boy. Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Love, Mike, 1941-. Good Vibrations: My Life As a Beach Boy Thorndike Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Love, Mike. Good Vibrations: My Life As a Beach Boy Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2016.

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