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Author Topic: Managing the Beach Boys and ... - Fred Vail  (Read 840 times)
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« on: October 10, 2021, 02:14:30 AM »

Managing the Beach Boys and 65 years of having "Fun, Fun, Fun" with music legend, Fred Vail


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 02:03:28 PM »

Finally got around to listening to the BB content of the interview. They were all just as naive and inexperienced as each other weren’t they? Great recommendation. Thanks. 👍
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 08:09:53 PM »

Fred was such an advocate and champion of the group during a difficult period. His interview in BRIAN WILSON:SONGWRITER gets me every time when he's telling the story of the program director saying that "The Beach Boys aren't hip anymore"  and that he won't play "Add Some Music To Your Day" on the station, and the emotion wells up in Fred's eyes.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 03:43:16 PM »

Fred was super generous with me and allowed me a number of interviews. He had a good memory. The only issue was that he’s told the story of how he met them for every BBs author ever so I kept trying to find stuff that hadn’t already been covered by Gaines and Badman, or seen in Endless Harmony.  Therefore I focused more on the 1969-70 period when he was part of their management/promotion. He added a lot of great detail about that time! Nice guy!
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