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The Resource I am Brian Wilson : a memoir, Brian Wilson ; [with Ben Greenman]

I am Brian Wilson : a memoir, Brian Wilson ; [with Ben Greenman]

Label
I am Brian Wilson : a memoir
Title
I am Brian Wilson
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Brian Wilson ; [with Ben Greenman]
Title variation
I am Brian Wilson
Title variation remainder
the genius behind the Beach Boys
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing. As co-founder member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever recorded. With intricate harmonies, symphonic structures, and wide-eyed lyrics that explored life's most transcendent joys and deepest sorrows, songs like 'In My Room', 'God Only Knows' and'Good Vibrations' forever expanded the possibilities of pop songwriting. Derailed in the 1970s by mental illness, drug use, and the shifting fortunes of the band, Wilson came back again and again over the next few decades, surviving and - finally - thriving. Now, for the first time, he weighs in on the sources of his creative inspiration and on his struggles, the exhilarating highs and the debilitating lows. I Am Brian Wilson reveals as never before the man who fought his way back to stability and creative relevance, who became a mesmerizing live artist, who forced himself to reckon with his own complex legacy and completedSmile, the legendary unfinished Beach Boys record that had become synonymous with both his genius and its destabilization. Today Brian Wilson is older, calmer, filled with perspective and forgiveness. Whether he's talking about his childhood, his bandmates, or his own inner demons, Wilson's story, told in his own voice and in his own way, unforgettably illuminates the man behind the music, working through the turbulence and discord to achieve, at last, a new harmony
Summary
The memoirs of the legendary co-founder of the Beach Boys offer insights into his difficult relationship with his father, the women in his life, his parenting experiences, and the events that inspired his music
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530320
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Brian
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.W5525
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Greenman, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Brian
  • Beach Boys
  • Autobiographies
  • Rock groups
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
general
Label
I am Brian Wilson : a memoir, Brian Wilson ; [with Ben Greenman]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The genuis behind The Beach Boys"-- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 285-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058834035
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444781335
Lccn
2016030071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12771223
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)960413596
Label
I am Brian Wilson : a memoir, Brian Wilson ; [with Ben Greenman]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The genuis behind The Beach Boys"-- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 285-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058834035
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444781335
Lccn
2016030071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12771223
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)960413596

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