When we get to Surf City a journey through America in pursuit of rock and roll, friendship, and dreams by Bob Greene

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Greene, Bob,
  • Jan and Dean,
  • Singers -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementBob Greene.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML420.G853 A3 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16505368M
ISBN 100312375298
ISBN 109780312375294
LC Control Number2008006671

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If you're interested in rock & roll history and the 60s era this book is for you. Another great read from years ago is Be True To Your School, also written by Bob Greene and the driver for this one in a way. When We Get To Surf City is almost a sequel.

Very good!/5(64). Surf City, here we come. That was the promise of the song. They were going to Surf City, where it was "two to one" — where every boy could count on two willing girls, could count on mountainous blue-and-white towering waves, could count on parties every : St.

Martin's Press. When We Get To Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock & Roll, Friendship, & Dreams by Bob Greene (St. Martin’s Press ) (). Another NPR contributor has written a great book.4/5. Praise for When We Get to Surf City “There is something absolutely magical about Bob Greene's voice.

No, not his voice onstage, singing backup with Jan and Dean. But his voice in this book, well, it just soars. It's a voice that is all at once lyrical and heartfelt and full of great humor. After a thousand summer choruses, Bob Greene's voice. Striking chords of recognition and yearning, When We Get to Surf City glistens with cameos by the men and women with whom Greene traveled the United States on his deliriously unlikely journey, including Chuck Berry, Martha and the Vandellas, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, the Kingsmen, James Brown, Lesley.

When We Get to Surf City (Paperback) A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship, and Dreams. By Bob Greene. Martin's Griffin,pp. Publication Date: Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (5/13/).

Inauthor and NPR commentator Greene was invited onstage to sing “Surf City” with the s surf duo, Jan and Dean. Greene didn’t know it at the time, but he would spend the.

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The story of Jan & Dean is a classic story of Southern California, the music of the Beach, and true friendship. I recommend reading this, and following up with Bob Greene’s “When We Get to Surf City”. Time well-spent/5(28).

Journalist Greene (And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship,etc.) reports on 15 summers playing with a venerable rock ’n’ rollthe author was permitted to join the ex-boys in a hot rod/surfers’ band headed by Jan and Dean, survivors in the world of touring oldies packages.

I'll start out by telling you that this is going to be a totally biased review: "When We Get to Surf City" is my favorite summertime book, and it has been since it came out a decade ago. I love every page of "Surf City," every small town and state fair in between, and the out-of-nowhere cameo appearances by James Brown, Mike Love, Peter Tork /5.

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