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5.0 out of 5 stars What a book!!!, 14 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Beach Boys in Concert! The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage (Hardcover)
I don't think Jon Stebbins has don a great job with his "The Beach Boys FAQ". But he sure knocks me down with this one. He and Ian Rusten have written a well researched big book about every concert The Beach Boys have played.

Almost every concert up till 1986 has anecdotes which are very amusing to read. From 1986 on it's merely an enumeration of dates and places. Brians solo concerts are not complete as the title of one of his chapters suggests "Notable Brian Wilson solo shows (1998 - 2011)".

There are a lot of pictures in this beautifully published book I've never seen before which makes it even more interesting. There's even a picture from the future. The picture on page 401 is from september 2013. But now I'm splitting hair.

As a fan you must buy this book!

Great job Ian Rusten and Jon Stebbins!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two great guys do a great book, 4 Oct 2013
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D. Stock (Naperville IL, Illinois United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Beach Boys in Concert! The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage (Hardcover)
This is one Beach Boys book I think I can never match. What information, what detail. I never thought I would see it in this tight of form. Full disclosure I do know the authors and later published a book with Backbeat, however I think anyone who reads any of Backbeats writers will like the honesty, fairness, and balance we try to impart.
Another full disclosure I will not get behind anything but a good product. This is a great one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly a labour of love, 16 Sep 2013
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I bought this as a present for a Beach Boys fanatic friend but had a read before passing it on. The year by year detail is amazing although the background detail does diminish in the later years. The book does not concern itself very much with the modern day version on the group but (if my friend is anything to go by) neither do the serious fans! An impressive achievement and a very interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing read., 11 Sep 2013
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Samuel Bond (limerick, limerick Ireland) - See all my reviews
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A comprehensive list of all the known Beach Boy concerts ever(to date of publishing). Each concert is dated and in some cases the length of the concert is given. The band members are mentioned, who played what and where, new musicians arriving and going. At the beginning of each chapter/year there is an introduction highlighting the state of the band at that time, and on some pages this continues as a sidebar with quotes from the Wilson's, Love, Jardine, Johnston, Marks, Chaplin and Fataar, as well as other people involved in The Beach Boys story and even fans.
The book is bound well, with a good hard cover, good paper and is well written, there are also photographs of the band in action ,some are new(to me anyway). Its not just a book of dates and places, you are given a sense of the time and history, events that happened to the group are mentioned.
It is a good read and is recommended for fans.
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