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"50 Years of 'Smile' - I Love the Beach Boys" Kenta Hagiwara (author)


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Had it been released as scheduled in 1967, it has been said that it would have surpassed Sgt. Pepper's, the world's most famous unreleased album, but its true nature was even more amazing.

Kenta Hagiwara's heartfelt depiction of the Beach Boys and "Smile" story

The Beach Boys are on the verge of becoming a nostalgic melody, singing the eternal California Teenage Dream that shines through the ages. I thought so. The Beach Boys, and no one else, can carry on the dream they built in the 60s, rightfully so, through the ages. (From this book)

●About the author
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1956. music critic. disc jockey, etc. His liner notes are countless, and as a music producer he has also worked on works by Kobebei Club, Yusuke Santamaria, Masayoshi Yamazaki, Toshihiko Tahara, and Yukadan. His books include "The Legend of Happy End,'' "70s City Pop Chronicles,'' "What Did Bob Dylan Sing?'' and ``It Started with American Graffiti.''