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Published: Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963

Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963, published June 9, 2015, by McFarland Books.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and McFarland Books

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  1. Just came across your blog. Great stuff for hardcore fans of Brian & the boys. The book goes on my ‘must buy’ list asap!

    • Hey Spectorblogger,

      Thanks for your positive feedback and, when you get a chance, please let me know what you thought of Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963.

      All the best,


  2. George says

    Hey Jim,
    Big Beach Boy fan and I have attended many of B.B. concerts. First time I saw them was at the Shamrock Roller Rink in 1963. Great time dancing and being there. They played on the skate floor with no stage. I still can see them on the east side of the rink playing and we danced within inches of where they were, gerat experience.

    George Helmer
    Steve Reeves International

    • Hi George,

      Thanks for sharing your memories of seeing the Beach Boys at the Shamrock Skate Arena. Good speaking with you just now.

      All the best,


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