Peter Ames Carlin appeared on The Bob Edwards Show three times, to discuss three different musical giants – and a personal regret is that he never got to appear to discuss his latest biography, that of Paul Simon…that interview would have been glorious.
So I’m going to post all three, starting with this program first aired July 26th, 2006 discussing his biography of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. From the introduction:
The Beach Boys began as three brothers, a cousin and a neighbor celebrating the southern California culture of sun, sand, surf and automobiles. It was a simple message but delivered with great vocal magnificence—the rich layers of harmony being the product of their musical genius of a leader Brian Wilson. What happened to the Beach Boys and to Wilson outdid even the cliche rock ‘n roll band train wreck. Peter Ames Carlin is my guest today. He’s the radio and TV writer for the Portland Oregonian and the author of a new biography titled Catch a Wave: The Rise. Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.
This program was produced by Phil Harrell. Of course, the obligatory script/roadmap is also below.