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Heroes and Villains free pdf The Beach Boys have been rolling, like the tide their great songs evoke, for more than thirty years, reaching professional peaks and tragic personal depths. In this electrifying account Steven Gaines reveals the gothic tale of violence, addiction, greed, genius, madness, and rock 'n' roll behind the wholesome, surf-and-sun image. Through candid interviews with close friends, family, and the Beach Boys themselves, Heroes and Villains portrays and evaluates all those who propelled the California myth, and the group who sang about it, into worldwide prominence: Murry Wilson, the corrosive father who abused them as children and exploited them as adults- Dennis Wilson, who explored every avenue of excess (including welcoming the entire Manson family into his home) to his inevitable self-destruction- the Wilsons cousin, frontman Mike Love, whose devotion to eastern religion could not quell his violent temper- the wives (more than ten), mistresses, managers, and producers who consumed huge pieces of the musical pie- and of course, the bands artistic center, Brian Wilson, the mentally fragile musical genius who achieved so much and then so little. With dozens of photos, Heroes and Villains recounts the bitter saga of the American dream realized and distorted and the music that survived.

About Steven Gaines

Steven Gaines has written many books, including Obsession: The Life and Times of Calvin Klein and, as coauthor, The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles.

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Author : Steven Gaines
Publisher : Da Capo Press Inc
Data Published : 01 August 1995
ISBN : 0306806479
EAN : 9780306806476
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 420 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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