MARK DILLON WITH LIZ WORTH AT “FIFTY SIDES OF THE BEACH BOYS”
MARK DILLON IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ WORTH AT “FIFTY SIDES OF THE BEACH BOYS” BOOK LAUNCH
Join author Mark Dillon and Liz Worth as they discuss Dillon’s fascinating new book Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys: The Songs that tell their Story. Toronto band The Roughnotes will cap off the party with a live set, including many of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits. Presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, ECW Press, and the Gladstone Hotel.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Doors open at 7 pm; Event begins at 7:30 pm
Admission is $5 or FREE with purchase of a book
Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys: The Songs that Tell Their Story (ECW Press, June 2012)
An original look at a beloved band, Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys chronicles the story behind 50 of their greatest songs through exclusive interviews with the Beach Boys, their collaborators, fellow musicians, and famous fans.
Featuring interviews with music legends such as Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Alan Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Blondie Chaplin, Randy Bachman, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, and Alice Cooper, and commentary from a younger generation of musicians and writers such as Lyle Lovett, Matthew Sweet, Jim Fusilli, Cameron Crowe, Daniel Lanois, and Zooey Deschanel, even hardcore fans will be delighted by the breadth of Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys.
The Beach Boys’ music is as influential and fresh today as it was 50 years ago, and this innovative retelling of how the iconic rock group became an essential part of American music history couldn’t come at a better time, as the band celebrates their 50th anniversary this year.
"A delightful journey through fifty amazing classics, filtered through the eyes of the artists, producers and writers whose imaginations were touched by this brilliant band over the years. Chock full of engaging insight, this is a must have for any true fan!"
–– Musician Matthew Sweet
Mark Dillon's new book Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys is a well-researched and highly enjoyable journey through the music of America's band. Offering widely varied perspectives from musicians, journalists, family, friends and the Beach Boys themselves, Dillon's book is delightfully original in its concept, and the result is much new perspective on one of rock's most enduring stories. The book's format offers vignettes on fifty well-chosen Beach Boys songs giving the reader the option of reading straight through, or picking it up a little at a time, here and there. Either way it an incredibly fun ride, and you'll come away with a better understanding of the Beach Boys and their amazing recordings. Highly recommended, this book is an essential addition to any Beach Boys fan's library.
–– Jon Stebbins, author of The Beach Boys FAQ and The Lost Beach Boy
Visit ecw press for more information on the book.
MARK DILLON is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and writer. He is the former editor of Playback, the business publication of the Canadian film and TV industries. His articles have also appeared in Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, the Hollywood Reporter, and American Cinematographer. Follow Mark on Twitter at
LIZ WORTH is a Toronto-based writer. She is the author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond (October 2011, Bongo Beat/ ECW Press), a piece of surreal punk fiction called Eleven: Eleven and Amphetamine Heart, her first poetry collection. For more information about Liz, visit her at www.lizworth.com or at her blogspot www.radioforest.blogspot.com where she documents little pieces of her life and the conversations she’s had with cool people.
The Roughnotes are a band based out of Toronto, Canada featuring Colin Brady on guitar & lead vocal, Paul Pitre on bass guitar & backing vocal and Matt Wills on drums. Their vintage-hip sound is infused with the infectious rhythms of jazz and reggae, echoes of rockabilly and blues, and the down-home comfort of rock & roll and country. Give the Roughnotes a listen by visiting their website at: http://theroughnotes.com/theroughnotes/Music.html
This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.
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