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The Spring 2018 issue of Endless Summer Quarterly magazine [ESQ] is now available and is a complete celebration of The Beach Boys’ 1968 Friends album. The new edition offers exclusive interviews with Mike Love, Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford, Stephen Kalinich, Alan Boyd and Mark Linett and well-crafted timeline of events surrounding the lives of Mike, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson and Al Jardine during the first quarter of 1968. The Friends album section includes an introduction by Peter Reum, sessionography by Craig Slowinski, album cover art history by Malcolm C. Searles and album review by Probyn Gregory.

The Winter 2017 issue of ESQ magazine offers interviews with Mike Love, Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford with new articles by Peter Reum and Phillip Lambert, and sessionography by Craig Slowinski.

The Fall 2017 edition continues focuses on events from 1967, with Peter Reum's article on The Beach Boys trip to Honolulu, HI, in late August 1967, and the aborted Lei'd In Hawaii album, as well as Ian Rusten's reflective evaluation of the group's touring dynamic during that time. Brian Wilson's and Mike Love's comments on the trip to Hawaii are also included. In-depth interviews with Carnie and Wendy Wilson on the 20th anniversary of The Wilsons CD that Brian worked on with his daughters.

The Summer 2017 edition of ESQ on The Beach Boys Smiley Smile album features new interviews with Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as archival interview content from Al Jardine and engineer Steve Desper. Articles from Peter Reum, Malcolm C. Searles and Craig Slowinski are also included.

In the event you're new to Endless Summer Quarterly magazine, we highly recommend you take your time looking around, and visit the BUY ESQ page to view ESQ’s complete back issue catalogue.

SUBSCRIBE today to be eligible for ESQ's PRIZE BOXES. Recent giveaway items have included special Pet Sounds and "Good Vibrations" items; books from Brian and Mike; and much more! Our subscriber gieveaways continue throughout 2017, and ESQ is the only Beach Boys-related outlet where you can win prizes just for being a subscriber. Follow us 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. Be sure to purchase the recently released Sunshine Tomorrow compilation (June 30), and the Wild Honey Stereo LP (July 21). Both are invaluable resources.

Check out our back issues here, and be sure and head over and have a listen to the Good Vibrations radio program.

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Be sure your subscription is up to date, and renew quickly, we are continuing with our VERY COOL giveaways throughout 2018!

In Music, 
David Beard



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