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ENDLESS SUMMER: MY LIFE WITH THE BEACH BOYS [Paperback]

Jack Lloyd
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26 July 2010
There are a great many names in this book because over the course of some thirty-five or so years in the entertainment business, Lloyd worked with, met with, or just talked to a lot of people including celebrities of various ilk. A few became his friends; many were merely business or golfing acquaintances. The time he spent with the Beach Boys surely made them his friends or at least one would hope. Lloyd always made it a point to differentiate between people he designated as friends and those who were merely acquaintances based on, to a very minor degree, who picked up the check or whether or not he was close enough to be invited to their homes. Or even how quickly or even whether they returned phone calls. There are many of each. A lot of what is included in this book has not previously been in print, either because it related to things he shared personally with the people involved or because it was not known to the general public. While this isn't quite a "tell all" book, it is definitely a "tell some" book. Anyway, herein lies an opportunity to live what Jack Lloyd lived and then re-lived as he wrote it. Enjoy the ride.

Product details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: BearManor Media (26 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593931131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593931131
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,902,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Little of interest 13 May 2011
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Sordid recounting of tour tales by a hanger-on. What's of genuine interest here could be condensed into a few pages and released as a pamphlet. A shame as a different approach by the author might have resulted in a much more enjoyable, entertaining read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Weak - Don't Bother 12 Jan 2011
By Scotty Mon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After enjoying "Catch a Wave" and "Nearest Faraway Place" I was looking for a more recent Beach Boys fix and got this book for Christmas. The first bad omen is the introduction where the author shares that he has no way of contacting any surviving Beach Boys for an endorsement.

The entire book is about the author (whose job is managing the band's concert brochure sales), and the Beach Boys just happen to be in the background. He begs for relevance throughout and reminds me of Toad from American Graffitti going around pleading to everyone that he knows big John Milner. This book gives no new insight into the Beach Boys themselves or their music, and boringly goes on and on about what the author does separate from the Beach Boys. Who cares!! Brian Wilson is hardly mentioned in the book until the very end. The author begs he is so cool that he even takes credit for Carl Wilson growing his beard.

This book is a weak and self-serving attempt to be relevant. Usually I pass books like this on to friends to get their opinion, but this one went straight into the dumpster. Please don't waste your money. Sorry, I tried.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If You Read One Book Don't Make It This One 14 Jan 2011
By jarrodssis - Published on Amazon.com
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Since the author of this book had been on tour with the Beach Boys I was expecting interesting "behind the scenes" anecdotes, stories etc... Having managed bands myself I even thought there would be stories to which I could relate. This was hardly the case. Big chunks of the book were not even about The Beach Boys. And when it came to The Beach Boys it was disappointingly a lot of "Here's another time Dennis had sex, got drunk, got a hold of some drugs. This is just another author reducing Dennis to just a few things and barely giving attention to the other bands members
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible 19 July 2013
By Billie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Ditto to all other reviews - a waste of time and money. There are far better Beach Boys books available.
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull Read 24 Jun 2012
By Orenthal - Published on Amazon.com
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Very little insight offered by this author. Book is an attempt to try and sell insignificant and often meaningless observations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WoW 23 Oct 2010
By CRASH - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is very intresting, and it is informational and it really is one of the best books about the beachboys. It was by far my favorite book of the year. I have recomended this book and i will continue to who ever is intrested in the beach boys or in managing a famous band like the beach boys, among other things
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