CANDIX RECORDS – THE CANDIX STORY – UPDATE –

Well, the book is now completed.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions which in the majority will remain unanswered because those who could provide the answers are no longer with us.

The book is now 600 PAGES.

Although finished, I have decided to wait publishing it as there is one particular item I would like to see first hand before I finally put the book up at payhip.com. 

If I can not locate the item, I will put the book up and when and/or if I do find the item, I will add it to the book and relaunch it as EDITION 2.

Likewise, all additions and corrections will be added to the book and the revised editions republished with appropriate edition numbers.

Any additions and/or corrections will also be featured here for those who have already purchased copies of the book.

However, those wishing to have the latest edition who have purchased earlier editions can contact me and I will provide the necessary code for you to download the latest edition for FREE.

Stay tuned for future updates.

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THE CANDIX STORY

Well, THE BOOK is finally completed, topping out at 598 pages with THOUSANDS of photos and record labels.

I will be spending the next month or so proofing a printed copy.

What follows is a list of the book’s contents.

More info to follow …..

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1107 NORTH EL CENTRO AVENUE, HOLLYWOOD

INTRODUCTION

THE STANLEY-WARNER BUILDING

THE HOME OF CANDIX ENTERPRISES, INC.

CANDIX SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY

CANDIX MASTER-MATRIX LOG

THE HITS AND MISSES AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

THE DIX BROTHERS

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO WILLIAM C. SILVA

THE BLORE CONNECTION

JOE SARACENO

TONY AND JOE

ERNIE FREEMAN AND RENE HALL

RUSS REGAN AND JACK ANDREWS

BACK TO CANDIX AND WILLIAM C. SILVA

THE CANDIX LABEL – THE BASICS

ETHAN DU VEAUX

JACK BEE RECORDS, DOWNEY RECORDS, MUSTANG RECORDS

JOHNNY MACRAE

GEORGE MOTOLA, DIX BROTHERS’ COMPOSITIONS, BOBBY PLEASE, STORM RECORDS, SKYLA RECORDS, BULL DOG RECORDS, STARLA KAYE, GARY PAXTON

 J. JACKSON AND ERNIE FREEMAN

STORM RECORDS, JOHNNY MACRAE, GARY PAXTON, BOBBY PICKETT AND THE MONSTER MASH ALBUM

RUSS REGAN

GARY PAXTON, JOHNNY MACRAE, BOBBY PLEASE, SONNY BONO, BUCKEYE DISTRIBUTORS, DAVEY SUMMERS, THE BAGGYS, GENE WEED, NICK VENET, LOU RAWLS

KFXM

LANNY DUNCAN – LET’S GO AND CANDIX

THE STANDELS, THE CARS, THE FLAIRS

LOU RAWLS

J. W. ALEXANDER, L. SPRING & C. SUMMERS, KIMM CHARNEY

ROBERT AND RICHARD DIX – SONGWRITERS

THE SENSATIONALS

THE CHIMES, TAG RECORDS, MELVIN SCHMIDT

THE HI-TONES

ERNIE FREEMAN, ISOBEL FREEMAN, JIMMY EDWARDS, THE HIGHTONES

SOLID JACKSON

BOB ARLIN, OLYMPIA RECORDS, JACK ANDREWS, JOHNNY ORVIS, STANLEY RALPH ROSS

DON AND MARTY

MARTY COOPER, JACK ANDREWS, ARVEE RECORDS, H. B. BARNUM, EL CLOD

FAYE REIS

THEOLA KILGORE

J. W. ALEXANDER, SAM COOKE, KAGS MUSIC, ED TOWNSEND, BILL SILVA

LOU RAWLS … AGAIN

SUE BLACK-MORTON DOWNEY JR.

CUB-ORBIT RECORDS, IMPERIAL RECORDS, GEORGE MOTALA, CONTENDER RECORDS, CADENCE RECORDS, WYE RECORDS, THE KNIGHTSMEN, LITTLE JOE & THE MUSTANGS, DOWNEY RECORDS, JIM DOVAL AND THE GAUCHOS, DIPLOMACY RECORDS

THE FROGMEN

THE CORSAIRS, THE HAPPY FROG, JACK ANDREWS, SID SHARP, RICHIE PODOLOR

THE ROYAL IMPALAS

THE SHA SHAYS, ALFI RECORDS, ZEN RECORDS

J. J. JACKSON AND THE JACKAELS … AGAIN

PRELUDE RECORDS, RED FOX RECORDS

JOE TEX AND CANDIX?

ANNA RECORDS, JAMES BROWN, JALYNNE RECORDS

EDDY DRAKE

DICK MILLER, JAY BEE RECORDS

ANTONE & CURTISS

MARC ANTONE, JACKIE CURTIS, DYNASTY RECORDS

SHY SHY BOY

LEONA WENZ, ANNA VALENTINO, PAULINE SUGARMAN, SWELL MUSIC, CORSAIR RECORDS, ALEXANDER FURTH, MABEL LAFFERTY, CLAIRE TERESE, ARTEEN RECORDS

JENIFAY PALONNE

LANNY DUNCAN … AGAIN

FAYE REIS … AGAIN

EDDIE LEMAIRE

MCI RECORDS, JACK CURTIS, FLOYD RAMSEY

THE SENSATIONALS … AGAIN

MURRAY OR MURRY WILSON – SONGWRITER

JONATHAN YOUNG

SCOTT ENGEL, ARVEE RECORDS

COLE YOUNGER

JOHN GAZZARUSO, JOHNNY RAPHAEL, JETT POWERS-JAMES MARCUS SMITH-P. J. PROBY, JOHNNY DARO

TONY AND JOE … AND JOE SARACENO

JAY COLONNA, LEW BEDELL, ERA RECORDS, DORE RECORDS, FLYTE RECORDS

MIKE GORDON

DEE JAYES, RON GOLDSTEIN, PHIL SPECTOR, BILLY JOE AND THE CHECKMATES, THE DENELS, GEORGE JAY, CASTIL RECORDS, MORTON DOWNEY JR., THE FLOWER CHILDREN, ALLIED RECORDS

SHAKE-UP AT CANDIX

“RALPH” – GIL SHELTON

SOL LAKE, HARRY GREEN, GREENLAKE PRESENTS, RAUNCHY RON AND HIS RAVISHING RUCKUS ROMPERS, LUTE RECORDS, REV RECORDS, VALIANT RECORDS

MARC CAVELL – JIM MITCHUM- STEVE ROWLAND – JERICHO BROWN

WESTBURN RECORDS, INTRO RECORDS, LIBERTY RECORDS, VIRGO RECORDS, ROBERT MITCHUM, ROBERT HENSLEY, ARTIE WAYNE, RKO-UNIQUE RECORDS, DEL-FI RECORDS, JIMMIE HASKELL, 20TH FOX RECORDS, BILL SILVA, REPRISE RECORDS, DRA RECORDS, THE SURFER’S, THE DIAMONDS

 BILL SILVA … AGAIN

DIPLOMACY MUSIC, HORN PUBLICATIONS, JIMMY STAYTON, B. B. KING, JOHNNY CYMBAL, DIPLOMACY RECORDS, VERSIL MUSIC & PRODUCTIONS, JIM DOVAL AND THE GAUCHOS, APRIL SILVA, KENT RECORDS, TOP TEN RECORDS, JERRY FULLER, JOHNNY VANELLI, JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN

MARGIE SILVA – SONGWRITER AND PERFORMER

SIS WATKIN’S, GAIL DA CORSI

LARRY BRIGHT

TIDE RECORDS, RUTH STRATCHBORNEO, RENDEZVOUS RECORDS, DEL-FI RECORDS, DIPLOMACY RECORDS

MORE DIPLOMACY

SIS WATKIN’S, THE UNIVERSALS, BOB SHEPHERD,

HOWARD SHATKIN, SHEPHERD RECORDS, THE SHY-TONES, THE HI-TONES, THE TRENTONS

BOBBY WILLIAMS – DECK RECORDS AND CANDIX?

ART LABOE, STARLA RECORDS, CAL-WEST RECORDS, SONNY KNIGHT, BRIAN WILSON, HITE MORGAN, VAL POLIUTO, THE JAGUARS, ORIGINAL SOUND RECORDS, THE HITMAKERS, EDDIE DAVIS, JAA DEE RECORDS, JOEY RECORDS,  JOE MASSENGALE

THE KELLY FOUR

EDDIE COCHRAN, JERRY CAPEHART, AMERICAN MUSIC, SILVER RECORDS, SYLVESTER CROSS, GLEN CAMPBELL, CREST RECORDS, THE GEE CEES

BIG DADDY DEERFIELD

H. B. BARNUM, ULTRASONIC RECORDS, GARY PAXTON

THE FROGMEN … AGAIN

 JACK ANDREWS AND THE FROGMEN … AGAIN

TOMMY LAFFERTY, TEE JAY RECORDS, THE IRRIDESCENTS, JONATHAN YOUNG, SCOTT RECORDS, ASTRA RECORDS

A NEW BEGINNING?

SONNY WILSON – PAUL BUFF – JOHNNY FISHER

PAL RECORDING STUDIO, EMMY RECORDS, PLAZA RECORDS, THE VEGAS BROTHERS, CRUSADER RECORDS, CHARGER RECORDS, CURRENT RECORDS, PETE GRAM,  GAREX RECORDS, RAY SHARPE, THE CORNELLS, JACK MILLMAN, CONDOR RECORDS

LANNY DUNCAN AND THE BEAT GOES ON AND ON AND ON …

PAUL BUFF, LORI ALLISON, ORIGINAL SOUND RECORDS, SILVER STREAK RECORDS, GEORGE MOTOLA, RICKIE PAGE, GOLDEN STATE RECORDS, RALLY RECORDS, GOLIATH RECORDS, CAPITOL RECORDS AND IMPRESSION RECORDS

MARC CAVELL AND JAY JACKSON AND THE JACKAELS … AGAIN

THE CLASSMATES, MIKE GORDON, BRENT RECORDS

CORSAIR RECORDS AND SHY, SHY BOY

LEONA WENZ, SWELL MUSIC CO., PAULINE SUGARMAN, ANNA VALENTINO, CLAIRE TERESE, JACK ANDREWS, MABEL LAFFERTY, ALEXANDER FURTH, CORSAIR RECORDS, UNION RECORDS, SURFER’S STOMP, BOB FIELD

BILLY LYONS

GEORGE MOTOLA, STU PHILLIPS, HANK LEVINE, ERNIE FREEMAN, AVA RECORDS

THE SURFER’S STOMP – THE MAR-KETS AND UNION RECORDS

DICK DALE, THE STOMP, KAY BELL, BRUCE JOHNSTON, GARY PAXTON, THE STOMPERS, WARREN BARKER, BILL STEWART, ALCO RESEARCH & ENGINEERING, BOB FIELD, CONWAY RECORDERS, PHIL YEEND, SHEL TALMY

 THE PENDLETONES-THE SURFERS-“BEACH BOYS”

SEPTEMBER 1961-DECEMBER 1961

THE SURFIN’ DEMO SESSION

SEPTEMBER 1961

THE SURFIN’ MASTER SESSION

OCTOBER 1961

WORLD PACIFIC STUDIO, STEREO MASTERS CO.

CANDIX 331

“THE SURFERS” OR “BEACH BOYS”?

DELTA NUMBERING SYSTEM, THE SURFERS, ARVEE RECORDS

WHO WROTE WHAT?

CANDIX 331

THE FIRST RELEASE OF SURFIN B/W LUAU

SURFER’S STOMP, THE MAR-KETS, UNION RECORDS, SHY, SHY BOY

THE “BIRTH” OF SURF

THE BELAIRS, MR. MOTO

X RECORDS 301

TONY AND JOE

JOE SARACENO ONE MORE TIME

DORE RECORDS, LOU BIDEU, TONY BUTALA, BILLY JOE & THE CHECKMATES, BOB KEENE BIG BAND, ORKIE & THE SAINTS

CANDIX 301

ERA RECORDS, HERB NEWMAN, GEORGE JAY,

BOB FIELD, CHRIS MONTEZ

PAUL JOHNSON, THE BELAIRS, FAYE REIS AND GREENE & STONE

BEACH BOYS, P.O.P DANCE PARTY, JOHNNY AND THE HURRICANES, ROUND TABLE RECORDS, QUETZAL, SONNY BONO, BOB FLORENCE

GENE ANDERSON AND TOP TEN RECORDS, INC.

SAGE RECORDS, RENE HALL, GERTRUDE HALL, TEMPE RECORDS, FORE-SITE MUSIC, STAR RECORDS,  THE DARCELLS

BOBBY LLOYD

JERICHO BROWN, KAGS MUSIC, BOB ASKLOF

 JOE SARACENO … AGAIN

MARKETTS, BALBOA BLUE, CANADIAN SUNSET, ANNETTE FUNICELLO, THE DENELS, CASTIL RECORDS, BAMBOO RECORDS, MIKE ADAMS AND THE RED JACKETS, THE RENDEZVOUS SURFERS, GARY PAXTON. LORD DOUGLAS BYRON AND THE CONTINENTALS

THE MOONGOONERS

“THE BIRD’S THE WORD”

SCOTT ENGEL, THE PLAYBOYS, THE RIVINGTONS,

PAPA-OOM-MOW-MOW, THE TRASHMEN, SURFIN’ BIRD, ESSAR RECORDS, ALEC-NOEL PRODUCTIONS, CLOISTER RECORDS, JOHN STEWART & SCOTT WALKER, MARK TAYLOR, MARTAY RECORDS

MIKE GORDON AND SCOTT ENGEL – “TWO SHIPS IN THE NIGHT”

THE ROUTERS, BRUCE MORGAN, DORE RECORDS

THE SKIP SODER BAND

ARTEEN RECORDS, SYLVESTER (SLY STONE) STEWART, GEORGE MOTOLA, THE NEW MARKETTS, SEMINOLE RECORDS, FARR RECORDS, BOB FIELD, ED MARMOR

CANDIX 337

UNION RECORDS, ERA RECORDS AND DECK RECORDS

MURRY WILSON, HERB NEWMAN. HITE MORGAN, KENNY AND THE CADETS, GARY USHER, APRIL 1962 RECORDING SESSION

ARIOLA 45-441

RADIO RECORD CO. RRC. 736

THE FROGMEN AND OTHERS ON A BUDGET

ANDY BELVIN

JESSE BELVIN, CHARLES WRIGHT, BILLY WATKINS, CAL-STATE MUSIC, HUGH GERSTIL, FRANK WEDLAW,

GODFREY KERR

JOHN BLORE AND THE PENDLETONS

GOLIATH RECORDS, ROGER CHRISTIAN, LANNY DUNCAN, ROGER CHRISTIAN, GARY PAXTON

THE TEXAS CONNECTION

JOHN FISHER, RAY RUSH, BEN HALL,

DAVID BOX

TEXAS CONNECTION #1

THE RAVENS, THE CRICKETS

“GUY ERLIN”

VIBRANT RECORDS

DAVID BOX … AGAIN

JOED RECORDS, RAY RUSH, ROY ORBISON

CURTIS BYRD

TEXAS CONNECTION #2

JOED RECORDS, RAY RUSH, ROY ORBISON

DEAN BEARD

TEXAS CONNECTION #3

SLIM WILLET, FOX RECORDS, SUN RECORDS, EDMORAL RECORDS, ATLANTIC RECORDS, WINSTON RECORDS, THE CREW CATS, JIMMY SEALS

THE CHAMPS

DEAN BEARD, DAVE BURGESS, JIMMY SEALS, DAN CROFTS, THE CHIMES, THE FLEAS, THE TROPHIES

DEAN BEARD

AFTER THE CHAMPS

THE CREW CATS, VILLA RECORDS, DAY DREAM RECORDS, CLAY GLOVER, GAYLO RECORDS, CANDIX, HAROLD “HAYSEED” STEPHENS, WESTEX MUSIC AND RECORDING STUDIO, TOMMY ALLSUP, RICK SIKES, SIMS RECORDS, WINSTON RECORDS, GINA RECORDS, ASKEL SOUND, SANGELO RECORDS, J. FRANK WILSON AND THE CAVALIERS

 TEQUILA AND THE SILVA FAMILY

AND THE MYTHS SURROUNDING THE TEQUILA RECORDING SESSION

DAVE BURGESS, DAVE DUPRE, THE KUF-LINX, THE CUFF LINKS, THE CUFFLINX, THE CUFFLINKS, JERRY WALLACE, HUELYN DUVALL, CHUCK RIO/DANNY FLORES, TEQUILA RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY

THE DEMISE OF CANDIX ENTERPRISES, INC.

THE LABELS AND THE PRESSINGS

TOP TEN RECORDS, INC. DISCOGRAPHY

UNION RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

HOT ROD MUSIC

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REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION

This book, first published in 1990, is considered the primary discography for 1960’s hot rod music, both instrumental and vocal.  The graphics in this second edition (labels, LP covers, etc.) are in FULL COLOR and the book includes an exhaustive index.  Forewords are provided by Davie Allan and the late Gary Usher.  This book has been described as “…An outstanding collection of photographs, record label reproductions, and descriptions of key groups…an exceptionally enjoyable browse. Essential for reference collections…but also recommended to all collections dealing with popular culture.”  Also, “…valuable to popular culture scholars, music fans, record collectors, and classic car enthusiasts.”

The book is intended as a companion volume to John Blair’s exhaustive “Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965”.

Co-author with John Blair of the updated hot rod music discography is Australia’s pre-eminent surf music historian and curator, Stephen J. McParland, who has written many books on the subject of surf music and related subjects since the late 1970s.  McParland is also Gary Usher’s official biographer, having written an incredibly detailed biography (at nearly 650 pages!!) of one of pop music’s most talented producer, musicians, and vocalists.

It has taken a long time for this SECOND EDITION to appear. The first edition of this book was published in 1990 and now, 26 years later, the fully updated (143+ pages) SECOND EDITION is finally available.

This is a discography of commercial sound recordings released between 1961 and 1965. Included are recordings about motorcycles, go-carts, dune buggies, etc..

Appendices to this edition include compilation and soundtrack albums; sound effects recordings; Hollywood movies about racing, hot rods, and bikers; and hot-rod recordings on the Billboard Top 100. The book also contains an exhaustive index.

The SECOND EDITION of “The Illustrated Discography of Hot Rod Music, 1961-1965” is a must have for all fans of HOT ROD and SURF music.

Copies of “The Illustrated Discography Of Hot Rod Music, 1961-1965″ and “The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965” can both be ordered from the website below and combined to save on postage. Best process is to Email first. Contact email is noted on the website.

www.johnblair.us

Price of the book is $34.95 plus postage & handling

Postage and handling prices (from the United States) are:

USA (domestic): $4.59, Overseas: $24, Canada: $17, and Mexico: $20.

CANDIX RECORDS

THE CANDIX STORY

Current status is ongoing with over 350 pages and hundreds of photos and graphics, many not seen before.

On-going problems in accessing various items to bring the book to a conclusion is the reason for the delay in publishing.

For all BEACH BOYS fans, the book contains over 50 pages detailing the birth of the group and the REAL events surrounding the band’s first single – Surfin b/w Luau on Candix.

Many of these facts will be making their appearance for the FIRST time and will change the current perception surrounding the birth of the group.

Likewise, full in-depth stories on THE FROGMEN – the label’s ONLY national Top 40 hit group – and the Scott Engel (Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers) contrived MOONGOONERS are also featured, while hitherto unknown information on many facets of the label, the various individuals involved and the artists themselves will be found in the completed tome.

It has been 54 years since the label closed its doors with most, if not all, of the principals involved now no longer with us.

Stay stuned …

A LIFE IN THE SUN – CD RELEASE

On Friday 11, November 2016 the two CD set of Australian SURFING FILM MUSIC was released by Warner Music Australia.

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Containing 49 individual tracks (many unreleased) and a 28 page booklet, the 2CD set was curated by Stephen J. McParland and was nearly three years in the making.

The Track Listing is as follows.

CD1

SURFING ROUNDABOUT (1965)

  1. Steve Little – Surfie Roundabout

THE SURFING YEARS (1966)

  1. Python Lee Jackson – The Surfing Years Opening Theme
  2. Python Lee Jackson – The Surfing Years Instrumental #1
  3. Python Lee Jackson – Highway #1
  4. Python Lee Jackson – Over 25
  5. Python Lee Jackson – Easy Life
  6. Python Lee Jackson – Wave Rave

A LIFE IN THE SUN (1966)

  1. The Sunsets – Theme From A Life In The Sun
  2. The Sunsets – Windansea

THE HOT GENERATION (1967)

  1. The Sunsets – The Hot Generation (Soundtrack Version)
  2. The Sunsets – This Is What It’s All About (Soundtrack Version)
  3. The Sunsets – Animal (Soundtrack Version)
  4. The Sunsets – Uptight, Out Of Sight (Soundtrack Version)

RIDE A WHITE HORSE (1968)

  1. Sven Libaek – To Ride A White Horse
  2. Sven Libaek – In The Wave

THE WAY WE LIKE IT (1968)

  1. Tamam Shud – Stand In The Sunlight (Soundtrack Version)
  2. Tamam Shud – Pea  Green Child (Soundtrack Version)

EVOLUTION (1969)

  1. Tamam Shud – A Song About Love (Soundtrack Version)
  2. Tamam Shud – Evolution (Album Version)
  3. Tamam Shud – Lady Sunshine (Album Version)
  4. Tamam Shud – Mr. Strange (Album Version)
  5. Tamam Shud – I’m No One (Album Version)

OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN (1970)

  1. Frog Hollow – Theme From Over Under Sideways Down
  2. Frog Hollow – Sungod

SEA OF JOY (1971)

  1. Tully – Sea Of Joy (Part 1)
  2. Tully – Thank You

 CD2

SEA OF JOY (1971) cont.

  1. Tully – Sea Of Joy (Part 2)

GETTING BACK TO NOTHING (1971)

  1. Hans Poulsen – Getting Back to Nothing
  2. Hans Poulsen – Surf’s Up
  3. Billy Green (with Mike Brady – vocals) – Bells Beach Stomp

MORNING OF THE EARTH (1972)

  1. G. Wayne Thomas – Morning Of The Earth
  2. Tamam Shud – Sea The Swells
  3. Peter Howe – I’m Alive
  4. Terry Hannagan – I’ll Be Alright

CRYSTAL VOYAGER (1973)

  1. G. Wayne Thomas and the Crystal Voyager Band – Changes
  2. G. Wayne Thomas and the Crystal Voyager Band – Morning Light

DROUYN (1974)

  1. Peter Martin – 1 + 1
  2. Peter Martin (with Owen Orford – vocals) – Good Day
  3. Finch – Lady Truth
  4. Peter Martin  – Drouyn Theme
  5. Peter Martin (with Owen Orford – vocals) – Morning Comes The Sun
  6. Finch – Tubes
  7. Peter Martin – Searchin’

ROLLING HOME (1974)

  1. Dolphin Rodeo – Rolling Home
  2. Dolphin Rodeo – Melissa’s Song

HIGHWAY ONE (1977)

  1. Richard Clapton – Longshore Rider
  2. Richard Clapton – Highway One No. 2
  3. Richard Clapton – Capricorn Dancer
  4. Bilgola Bop Band – Neighbours

Warner Music has also compiled somewhat of a bio and interview for promotion purposes on/with McParland which can be viewed at:

http://ilikeyouroldstuff.com/blog/a-life-in-the-sun-with-aussie-surf-music-guru-stephen-j-mcparland

BEACH BOYS 1961-1963

INCEPTION AND CONCEPTION

[FOURTH EDITION]

THE E-BOOK (PDF) OF THE ABOVE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME FOR $1!

FROM:
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THE BEACH BOYS 1961-1963: INCEPTION AND CONCEPTION

“FROM HITE MORGAN TO NICK VENET”

UNPUBLISHED AS A HARD COPY

158 PAGES

  As is evident by FOURTH EDITION, this is the fourth time this book has been made available. This new edition includes an extra 2 pages (than EDITION THREE) which contain a wealth of new information and graphics not previously available anywhere else.

In this FOURTH EDITION you will find the story of the birth of the Beach Boys and the answers to many questions, plus revelations that will change the established and accepted early history of the group.

Were The Beach Boys ever called The Pendletons/Pendletones?

What was the name of the group when they went to Candix Records?

Which was first: X-301, Candix 301 or Candix 331?

What has Richie Podolor to do with the Beach Boys?

Did Nick Venet really produce the Beach Boys?

Why did Alan Jardine leave the Beach Boys and then rejoin the group?

Were Alan Jardine and David Marks in the Beach Boys at the same time?

Were Danny Hamilton, Paul Johnson and Gary Usher ever earmarked as members of the Beach Boys?

Where were the September and October 1961 and February 1962 recording sessions undertaken by the band recorded? At the Morgan’s Mayberry Street studio, the Morgan’s Melrose Avenue studio and/or World Pacific’s studio?

When was the Surfin’ b/w Luau single really released?

Where did the CAN part of Candix REALLY come from; Candix Enterprises, Inc. being the first record label to release a Beach Boys single?

Was there to be a follow-up “Beach Boys” single on Candix?

Or was it to be on Joe Saraceno’s Union record label?

Answers to these questions and more will be found in THE BEACH BOYS 1961-1963: INCEPTION & CONCEPTION.

For the first time, the truth behind the birth of the Beach Boys will be revealed, largely by those who WERE THERE.

Since its publication in 2011, this book has become the benchmark for all other books pertaining to the Beach Boys, and the basis for more recently published books on the band.

You will not find any regurgitated “facts” in this book, only what really happened based on FACTUAL DETAILS.

Includes 14 pages of photos (11 in colour), a full colour front and back cover, a DISCOGRAPHY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, NOTES & REFERENCES (containing additional color graphics, photos, over 60 record labels, plus record album covers, etc), plus a thorough INDEX.

DIRECT URL TO E-BOOK

https://payhip.com/b/uoya

 

THE CANDIX STORY – update –

The book is still progressing slowly. Well, in fact, it is written, but I am still adding bits and pieces, making corrections and still trying to figure out certain events, etc.

In fact, writing this book is like turning over a rock. You simply do not know know what you will find!

I have nonetheless been able to quash a number of misconceptions about the label, in particular the derivation of the name C-A-N-D-I-X.

At this point, ALL the published FACTS and THEORIES of how the name was conceived have been proved wrong!

Progress on the book has also been slow due to the fact that record singles needed to clarify certain facts and events have been extremely hard to find – and these have NOT been Candix singles!!! Unfortunately, the book will NOT be available until these are located and documented.

As I state in the book’s introduction, the book is just not about Candix, but is in fact about all those involved with the label, from staff to artists to associates. This aspect of the book has provided the more interesting facts and by including this information, THE CANDIX STORY takes on an entirely new dimension.