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Mike Love

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Michael Edward “Mike” Love (born March 15, 1941) is a founding member, singer/songwriter and lead singer of The Beach Boys. He is a founding member of the band along with his cousins Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson, and their friend Al Jardine, and continues to perform with the band to the present day. He has appeared on every Beach Boys album, writing mainly with Brian, but sometimes Dennis, Al, or producer Terry Melcher.

In the mid 1970s, he recorded and released two albums with side band Celebration (members included jazz musician Charles Lloyd, Ron Altback of King Harvest and Wells Kelly of Orleans) including the top 30 hit single “Almost Summer” co-written with Brian Wilson and Al Jardine. In the late 1970s, he also recorded two unreleased solo albums, First Love and Country Love. Some tracks from these sessions were used on later Beach Boys releases (such as Sumahama from L.A. (Light Album) and Daybreak Over the Ocean from That’s Why God Made the Radio). In 1981, he released a solo album, Looking Back With Love featuring a cover of Be My Baby produced by Brian Wilson.

In 1988, the Beach Boys had a US number-one hit with Kokomo, the only number-one song the band had without Brian Wilson’s involvement. Kokomo was nominated for a Golden Globe Award (1988) in the Original Song category, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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  • Retro_Saiyan

    "Mike Love, Not War" - Depends, if the war is fought using swords (with no bombs used) then I'd actually prefer it over Mike Love.

    18 Jul 1:09am Reply
  • Cherrylake

    Most people would agree that anybody is better than the Beach Boys' Mike Love but the way this other Mike imposes himself with his lame neodarkwave folk metal(?) project thing sure does stink of queer.

    17 Apr 5:07am Reply
  • Andre_L-

    The Change I'm Seeking's Mike Love > The bitch boys

    12 Apr 4:17pm Reply
  • IntruderAdrian

    Make Love, not Mike

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • obefm

    mike "actually a child predator" love

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • FlyingWhael

    Mike Love needs to realise that wearing a stupid fucking baseball cap all the time doesn't hide the fact that he's bald. He also just needs to stop being a pleb really.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BiIIyShears

    Shame Mike was too afraid to leave his comfort zone, imagine how much more the group would of grown artistically if Mike just let Brian so his own shit. The Beach Boys wouldn't be the husk they are today if Smile was completed and released.

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • iagomelo2

    I love this guy

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    So 9/11 was on his own initiative, at least?

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    very frankfurt school isn't it. He actually was a slave of the big business monkeys

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    If he hadn't caused about forty subsequent "difficult circumstances" all by himself that might've actually been convincing.

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    Borris Love isn't my favourite person, but he just seems like a guy who was struggling to react to really difficult circumstances. I've grown to accept him for who he is. [2]

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Jamekae

    Borris Love isn't my favourite person, but he just seems like a guy who was struggling to react to really difficult circumstances. I've grown to accept him for who he is.

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    MIKE LOVE CAUSED 9/11 [2]

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jamekae

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+Love/+images/87729707

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Easy there, Einstein, you'd have to clone yourself (10 times, at least) to make any sort of impact.

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ascrodin

    I'm going to listen to Rockin' the Man in the Boat on repeat until it's #1!!!!!!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!!

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mndilive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyzj2lJzzi0 <-------

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Andorinhamarela

    MIKE LOVE CAUSED 9/11

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Bastard1

    You thought the "piece of shit" tag up there was a joke?

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
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