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Good Vibrations - My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James S. Hirsch

Length:

15h 9m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:26


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:20


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:23


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:58


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:49


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:05


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:15


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:37


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:42


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:24


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:29


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:57


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:45


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:23


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:00


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:31


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:36


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:46


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:05


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

00:29