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 The Catalinas

The Catalinas' story, 1958--1980, was published in It Will Stand magazine, Vol 2 No's 14 & 15, 1980. "Dr." Beachley, co-owner and producer of the Rhythm 'n Beach Network, spent months researching and writing the Catalina's story. (Considering that Dr. Beachley covered the first 22 years of the band; and it's now 18 years later....there must be about as much to write as the first time around. The Catalinas are strong as ever, with an anthology CD offering a wide view of their recording career).

It Will Stand was born to Dr. Beachley in 1978--the first Beach Music magazine in history (and Beach music was 33 years old at that time). There were 36 issues of It Will Stand published, in addition to several It Will Stand newsletters published intermittently. Some are quite difficult to get; yet an invaluable resource for the cultural, sociological, musical researcher and fan.

Vol. 2 No 14 & 15 also includes numerous dance contest stories (including the songs used by the dancers), "Doo-Wopp Beach; The West Coast Meets the East Coast; The Story of the Penguins," the ongoing Reminiscing column in which IWS invited fans to share their unique experiences growing up as Beachdiggers, Record Reviews, Band itineraries and numerous ads which give a strong sense of the Beach scene in 1980 (the beginning of the 5th Wave.....)


The Catalinas' story was continued in Carolina Class magazine, Vol. 2, No. 14, August 1988; written by April McIntire, then morning personality on WRDX-FM, Beach 106 radio in Salisbury, NC.




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