"ALL THE SURF, HOT-ROD, MOTORCYCLE AND SKATEBOARD HITS 1960-65"
Originally published in June JUNE 2006
SCANNED PDF DOCUMENT - 340 PAGES
The premise of this book is to try and explain the "birth" and development of surf music circa 1960-1965 in America, based primarily on the impact that the musical genre had on the record charts of the time, namely the two national charts of Billboard and Cash Box and those maintained by Los Angeles radio stations KFWB and KRLA.
These "HITS" are all included within these pages, as are the stories behind them, in most cases told by the actual participants.
Although the summer of 1961 is acknowledged more or less as the period in which what was to become known as SURF music first took form, the genesis had been brewing for some time. Therefore, to incorporate some of these seminal influences, the time frame has been extended back a year, although it should be stressed that 1961 was the pivotal "moment in time," so to speak.
From that watershed sprang forth a musical genre that over the next four years underwent a transformation - or transformations - that also saw the "birth" of additional sub genres such as HOT-ROD music, MOTORCYCLE music and SIDEWALK SURFIN' music, all of which produced chart hits, both locally and nationally ... and for that matter, like surf music, internationally.
This book covers them all.
Therefore, for all those musical aficionados who have searched for a book on SURF music that answers all the questions, this is it.
Included are 28 FULL COLOUR PLATES, 20 PAGES OF B&W PHOTOS, 3 APPENDICES, a BIBLIOGRAHY, an EXTENSIVE NOTES SECTION, AFM contracts, POSTERS, etc and a thorough INDEX.