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From Hit Records to a Hit Book: Dive into Bruce Belland's Colorful Memoir!


“It was everything I wanted to be or do.”
~ Jimmy Buffet

“so colorfully told — a pure joy to read.”
~ Nancy Sinatra

“Rich experiences with the Preps riding the crest!”
~ Pat Boone

“Great stories from a master storyteller.”
~ Jim Yester — The Association

“The Preps lent a charge of inspiration to the material Brian (Wilson) was developing.”
~ Timothy White — The Nearest Faraway Place

“An extraordinary first-person account. An essential read that is worth revisiting again and again.”
BLITZ — The Rock and Roll Magazine For Thinking People

Read the full BLITZ review

Read the Amazon reviews


A message from Bruce:

“One reviewer of my book called me
‘the Forest Gump of Show Business.’ 
It’s true – over my 87 years, I’ve been dropped into the middle of a lot of show biz history and it was a delight to finally share all my amazing adventures with you.”


Set against the backdrop of vintage Hollywood in the fab 50’s, Bruce’s colorful memoir recounts adventures with greats from Ozzie & Harriet, to Elvis, Sinatra to The Beatles, George Burns to the Beach Boys, as four pals from Hollywood High get dropped into the fast lane of Pop music stardom while still in their teens. Riveting tales one reviewer called, ”... wild ribald, at times poignant and always hugely entertaining.”

Buy Icons, Idols and Idiots of Hollywood —
My Adventures in America's First Boy Band



About the Author

BRUCE BELLAND is a multi-Emmy nominated Entertainer, Singer, Songwriter, Recording & Concert Artist, Screenwriter, Director, former NBC Programming Executive, Public Speaker, Playwright, Producer, Voiceover Artist and Radio Host. He attended Hollywood High School and UCLA with a major in English. Bruce and his wife, Simone Alexander, a prominent fashion designer now on the faculty of Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles, live in Woodland Hills, California with their dog “Murphy.” ICONS, IDOLS and IDIOTS is his first book.

“It’s safe to say that anyone who’s ever sung along with the radio, watched television, attended a concert, or enjoyed a movie has, at some time, been touched by his talent.”

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