Good vibrations: my life as a Beach Boy

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
Description
The New York Times Bestseller Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." 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 vivid 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 unprecedented 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. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780399176418
9780735288829
9780735288850
9780698408869
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2a3d36d6-8de4-33ae-f309-bbdb0ac2ff07
Full title good vibrations my life as a beach boy
Author love mike
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 00:31:46AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Hirsch, James S.
author Mike Love
author2-role Hirsch, James S.
author_display Love, Mike
available_at_catalog Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
collection_catalog Audiobook, Biography
detailed_location_catalog Donelson - Adult Biography, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Biography, Inglewood - Adult Biography, Main Library - Adult Biography, Southeast - Adult Audiobook
display_description Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid 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.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 2a3d36d6-8de4-33ae-f309-bbdb0ac2ff07
isbn 9780399176418, 9780698408869, 9780735288829, 9780735288850
item_details ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890119|Donelson - Adult Biography|B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890135|Hermitage - Adult Biography|B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890143|Inglewood - Adult Biography|B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890150|Main Library - Adult Biography|B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000493270|QQ00251517|Hillsboro High - Teen Biography|B LOV|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, ils:CARL0000496018|35192048971190|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000496018|35192048971208|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO B L8975g|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, overdrive:82fa2720-a10b-4ccf-8624-9706b144f1bc|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:c1c36b71-473f-48fa-a826-13fc04dd3ccf|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-20T05:31:46.366Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog B L8975g, CD AUDIO B L8975g
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Donelson, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780399176418
publishDate 2016
record_details ils:CARL0000493270|Book|Books||English|Blue Rider Press,|2016.|448 pages : illustrations ; cm., ils:CARL0000496018|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Penguin Audio,|2016.|12 sound discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:82fa2720-a10b-4ccf-8624-9706b144f1bc|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Books on Tape|2016|, overdrive:c1c36b71-473f-48fa-a826-13fc04dd3ccf|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2016|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890119|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890135|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890143|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000493270|35192048890150|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000496018|35192048971190|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000496018|35192048971208|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:82fa2720-a10b-4ccf-8624-9706b144f1bc|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:c1c36b71-473f-48fa-a826-13fc04dd3ccf|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Autobiographies, Beach Boys, Biographies, Love, Mike, -- 1941-, Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_display Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy
title_full Good Vibrations My Life as a Beach Boy, Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy / Mike Love, Good vibrations [sound recording] : my life as a Beach Boy / Mike Love with James S. Hirsch
title_short Good vibrations :
title_sub my life as a Beach Boy
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Love, Mike, Music, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Rock musicians