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WHEN I GROW UP (TO BE A MAN)

California Saga, “rock And Roll Music”, Family Affair, Surf City Soul, What's In A Name?

Hawthorne, California, is five miles from the nearest beach. Nevertheless, this conservative, working-class suburb south of Los Angeles is where the Beach Boys first found their musical inspiration. Among its blocks of modest stucco tract houses with postage-stamp sized lawns, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine nurtured the one-of-a-kind sound that would take the world by storm, and make them, for better and worse, rock and roll legends.

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Musician BiographiesThe Beach Boys