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Domenic Priore

Domenic Priore
Born Domenic Priore
1960 (1960) (age 60)
Pasadena, California, United States
Occupation Author, popular music and culture historian, documentary writer, television producer
Nationality American
Education Pasadena City College
Genre American popular music, American popular culture
Subject Psychedelia, counterculture of the 1960s
Notable works Look! Listen! Smile! Vibrate!, Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece, Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood

Domenic Priore (born 1960) is an American author, historian and television producer whose focus is on popular music and its attendant youth culture.[1]


He is regarded as an expert on The Beach Boys' Smile album, having written two books on the subject, Look! Listen! Smile! Vibrate! and Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece.[2] In 2011, he contributed to the liner notes of The Smile Sessions compilation.[3] He has also published a number of books and articles on the greater Los Angeles area's youth culture during the 1960s, with special focus on the surf craze and the Sunset Strip music scene.

Priore worked as the primary writer and creative consultant on the AMC documentaries Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955–1970) and Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s.[4]



  • Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955–1970) (2000, hosted by Ringo Starr)
  • Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002, hosted by David Bowie)


  1. ^ Crew, Adrienne (July 18, 2005). "LAist Interview: Domenic Priore". LAist. 
  2. ^ Alpert, Neal. "That Music Was Actually Created". Gadfly. Gadfly Online. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Peters, Tony (October 31, 2011). "Show #124 - Domenic Priore (10/31/11)". Icon Fetch. 
  4. ^ "CONTRIBUTOR: Domenic Priore". The Inertia.