» This Whole World: The Complete Beach Boys Single And EP Cover Collection

About The Authors

Manfred Schmidt

Born 1955, he already got classic piano lessons at the age of six but soon became a huge fan of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His interests at complex harmonies let him discovered the fantastic music world of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.
Even his own compositions were inspired by the music of Brian Wilson. Amongst others Ex-Santana singer Greg Walker covered the song »Everyday of my life« by Manfred Schmidt.

His passion for the Beach Boys and collecting records led in 1988 began to his now incredible collection of Beach Boys singles and EPs. He was the editor and publisher of the german fanzine »California Saga« from 1990 till 1999.

Christian Haschke

At the age of 13 he borrowed his first Beach Boys album from a friend. It was a Best of compilation and it was the start of his love to the music of the Beach Boys. In 1997 he finally launched the first german/ english Beach Boys website »Mount Vernon & Fairway« which is still the most comprehensive website about the legacy of this legendary band. Since 2000 he is the editor and publisher of the german fanzine »California Saga«.