This site is a collaborative attempt to document (not sell) Beach Boys memorabilia. Their recordings have been well documented, but since I've never seen any catalog of their memorabilia, I have taken this on myself. I have been collecting the Beach Boys since 1974, so I started with the few hundred items that I owned, and many people have generously sent scans to add, and they have made the site what it is. I am always looking for scans of items I don't have. Please read the guidelines below before sending scans. Mostly what I am looking for are commercial or special promotional items. If you can help by sending scans or information, it would be most appreciated, and your contribution will be noted in the list of contributors. Please send all correspondence to Tracy Bryant.There are some other Beach Boy-related items that don't quite fit anywhere else. They are either items by members of the Beach Boys' families (check out Murry Wilson's "Two Step, Side Step" sheet music!) or are not solely Beach Boy items, such as book chapters or video appearances.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the memorabilia!
What I am NOT looking for:
There simply are far too many of these items:
What I AM looking for:
To keep from using huge amounts of server space, and to keep this within reasonable bounds, I have to set some limits:
Backstage passes: anything from a Beach Boys or solo Beach Boy tour.
Books: Any book solely devoted to the Beach Boys. In the case of books that devote individual chapters to one or more Beach Boys, please send information only (title, author, publisher, chapter title, date, brief description); that will be included on the page of related items (see above for link).
Bumper stickers, clothing, buttons, postcards, toy cars, miscellaneous: anything specifically Beach Boys.
Magazines: With rare exceptions, I have to limit magazines to issues where one or more Beach Boys is the main cover story, because there have to be thousands of articles about them from the past 40+ years. The rare exceptions would be those from 1962 or 1963. In that case, they must be pictured on the cover, but do not have to be the main story.
Movie-related: Posters, lobby cards, 8x10s or anything depicting the Beach Boys from the following movies: Girls on the Beach, The Monkey's Uncle, The TAMI Show, or Two-Lane Blacktop (co-starring Dennis Wilson). Also, any stills showing Mike and Bruce in the Fat Boys movie, The Disorderlies.
Music books: Books devoted solely to the Beach Boys. Please include publishing information and song listings if possible.
Posters: This is a tough one. Definitely this would include any commercially sold posters depicting the group. There are many, many promotional and concert posters, however, many more than I can accommodate. I guess I'm going to have to reserve the right to be somewhat arbitrary here, so please write before photographing your posters.
Sheet music: The original issue, if possible, of individual songs. Please include the publisher and year published.
Videos and DVDs: Only legal, commercial copies, please, no bootlegs.
Tour and souvenir programs: All US and foreign tour books are welcome. Handbills from individual concerts are accepted somewhat arbitrarily--if they are particularly interesting (i.e., the concert was some special event) or from the 60's or 70's, they stand a better chance. (Venues sometimes produce programs for entire concert seasons with short bios of all the performers; these I do not want.) There are just too many handbills to show one for each and every concert.
Correspondence should be directed to Tracy Bryant. Please read the guidelines above before sending scans.
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Last updated: September 25, 2012