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Continuing our focus of The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary of the “Good Vibrations” single and Pet Sounds album, Endless Summer Quarterly [ESQ] has put together our Winter 2016 edition commemorating the group’s successful second European tour (October 25 - November 14) with an exclusive Mike Love interview; Bruce Johnston recounts joining the group in 1965; and Becoming The Beach Boys 1961-1963 book author Jim Murphy provides a new chapter on the original “Surfer Girl,” Judy Bowles; CD and book reviews; news about Beach Boys releases; Pipeline; more!

The Fall 2016 edition of ESQ features exclusive interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston, as well as Hal Blaine and Don Randi (of The Wrecking Crew); Brian offers previously undisclosed details about Pet Sounds, and Brian, Mike, Al and Bruce discuss the creation of “Good Vibrations,” and evolution of the group’s sound; Lee Dempsey’s Pet Sounds reviews from the last 50 years Part 2; Pipeline; more!

The Summer 2016 issue of ESQ celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds featuring exclusive interviews with Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston; Mike, Al and Bruce share previously untold details about The Beach Boys' first tour of Japan; undisclosed details of the Pet Sounds sessions; a breakdown of highlights from Pet Sounds; and archival comments from Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson; Lee Dempsey’s Pet Sounds reviews from the last 50 years Part 1; Pipeline; more!

SUBSCRIBE today to be eligible for ESQ's upcoming giveaways. Current giveaway items include special Pet Sounds and “Good Vibrations” items; autographed books from Brian and Mike; and so much more!  Our subscriber giveaways will continue through 2017, and ESQ is the only Beach Boys-related outlet where you can win prizes just for being a subscriber. Follow ESQ on our Facebook page for giveaway announcements. All winners will be contacted directly once selected, and the news will be posted on ESQ's Facebook page.

A few reminders: Back issues (or sample issues) sometimes can take up to four to six weeks to ship because ESQ is—just like it has been since 1987—a small business.

If you renewed your subscription after receiving the Fall 2015 issue (#111), you received a renewal notice with the Fall 2016 issue (#115), of ESQ. If you renewed after receiving the Winter 2015 issue (#112), you will receive a renewal notice with the Winter 2016 issue (#116). In the upper right corner of the mailing label on your envelope you will see a single-digit number. That number reflects the number of issues remaining on your paid subscription after the issue you just received. A "0" (zero) indicates that your subscription expires with the current issue, and you should find a renewal slip inside your envelope. We hope that this clears up any misunderstanding as to when your subscription will expire, and as always, we thank you for your support of ESQ.

If your subscription has run out be sure to renew immediately, there will be lots of revealing and rare Beach Boys' history coming in 2017. Subscribers should also keep their eyes peeled for more up and coming giveaways. If you have any questions about the status of your subscription, direct them to Lee Dempsey @

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In Music, 
David Beard



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