Michael Edward Love is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. Love was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He is the cousin of bandmates Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson. Love has a daughter, Glee Love, and a son, Stan Love, who both played in the National Basketball Association.
About Mike Love in brief
Michael Edward Love is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. Love was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He is the cousin of bandmates Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson. Love’s lyrics primarily reflected the youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. In the late 1970s, Love began working on solo albums, releasing his first in 1981: Looking Back with Love. In 1998, following the death of Carl Wilson, Love was given an exclusive license to tour as the Beach boys. He has not performed with Brian since their 2012 reunion tour. Love is a fan of the Grateful Dead and The Grateful Dead, and is a member of their fan club, the Deadheads. He was a student of Transcendental Meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and became a TM teacher in 1971. Love drew inspiration from the lyrics of Chuck Berry along with Felice Bauxley, who wrote many of the Everly Brothers’ songs, including “Devoted to You” and “All I Have to Do is Dream”. He has a daughter, Glee Love, and a son, Stan Love, who both played in the National Basketball Association. Love has a son and a daughter-in-law, both of whom are also singers and songwriters. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children. He and his wife have a son named Michael Edward Love Jr., who is also a songwriter and singer-songwriter.
He also has a stepson, Michael Edward Wilson, who is the son of Mary and Murry Wilson, a resident of Los Angeles since the early 1920s. The family moved to the upmarket View Park area in 1959, and later to Inglewood, California. Love played rudimentary saxophone in the first years of the fledgling garage band that evolved from the Pendletones to the beach Boys. He attended Dorsey High School and graduated in 1959. Love pumped gas and briefly joined his father’s company, whose fortunes dramatically declined in the late 1950s. Love also fronted Celebration, a short-lived band that consisted of Beach Boys touring musicians. Love sued Brian Wilson in the 1990s, when he sued Brian for writing credits on 35 songs. Love remains uncredited for another 44 Beach Boys songs he alleged to have co-written. He would bring out the funkier approaches, whether to go shoo-bop-o-boo or bom-bom-did-did, in a lot of the arrangements of the band’s funk-dido albums. Love had a hand in the development of the Four Freshmen’s arrangements, but not widely known, but more than that and more fundamental than that, he was always a more fundamental poet than Brian Wilson. His lyrics helped fashion pop culture’s perception of the \”California Dream\”. In the 1960s, he wrote songs such as “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California Girls,” and “Good Vibrations”