Mike Love

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Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys.wikipedia
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The Beach Boys

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Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys.
The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine.

Brian Wilson

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He is often regarded as a malign figure in the band's history, a reputation he acknowledges: "For those who believe that Brian [Wilson] walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist."
The Beach Boys were formed by Wilson with his brothers Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

Fun, Fun, Fun

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Among the band's US Top 10 hits was the Wilson–Love songs "Fun, Fun, Fun" (1964), "California Girls" (1965), and "Good Vibrations" (1966).
"Fun, Fun, Fun" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys.

Looking Back with Love

In the late 1970s, Love began working on solo albums, releasing his first in 1981: Looking Back with Love.
Looking Back with Love is the debut solo album by American singer Mike Love, released in 1981 by Boardwalk Records.

Kokomo (song)

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In the same year, the song, "Kokomo", co-written by Love, reached number one in the United States and was nominated for a Grammy.
"Kokomo" is a song written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher and recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys.

California Girls

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Among the band's US Top 10 hits was the Wilson–Love songs "Fun, Fun, Fun" (1964), "California Girls" (1965), and "Good Vibrations" (1966).
"California Girls" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, featured on their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!).

Good Vibrations

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Among the band's US Top 10 hits was the Wilson–Love songs "Fun, Fun, Fun" (1964), "California Girls" (1965), and "Good Vibrations" (1966).
"Good Vibrations" is a song composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, of which both were members.

The Beach Boys live performances

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In 1998, following the death of cousin Carl Wilson, Love was given an exclusive license to tour under the name the Beach Boys.
As of 2017, the only principal members included in the Beach Boys' touring band are co-founder Mike Love and 1965 addition Bruce Johnston.

Sea of Tunes

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Many of Love's contributions to the group's hits were not officially recognized until the 1990s, when he successfully sued for writing credits on 35 songs.
Murry was the first manager of the Beach Boys; father of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; and uncle of Mike Love.

Transcendental Meditation technique

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Starting in 1968, Love was a student of Transcendental Meditation (TM) under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and became a TM teacher in 1971.
Notable individuals trained to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique include Prudence Farrow, John Gray, Mitch Kapor, and Mike Love.

Bruce Johnston

Following the 50th anniversary reunion shows, Love resumed touring only with Bruce Johnston.
He continues to tour as a member of the Beach Boys alongside band co-founder Mike Love.

Murry Wilson

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Love's mother, Emily (known as "Glee") Wilson, was the sister of Mary and Murry Wilson, a family resident in Los Angeles since the early 1920s.
Murry Gage Wilson (July 2, 1917 – June 4, 1973) was an American musician, record producer, and businessman who acted as the first manager of the Beach Boys, a rock band formed by his sons Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, his nephew Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Starting in 1968, Love was a student of Transcendental Meditation (TM) under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and became a TM teacher in 1971.
Graduates of the course included Prudence Farrow and Mike Love.

Carl Wilson

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In 1998, following the death of cousin Carl Wilson, Love was given an exclusive license to tour under the name the Beach Boys.
Following his lead vocal performance on "God Only Knows" in 1966, Carl was increasingly lead vocalist for the band, a role previously dominated by Mike Love and Brian.

Al Jardine

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His surviving bandmates, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, embarked on solo endeavors.
He shared production credits with Ron Altbach on M.I.U. Album (1978) and was a significant architect (with Mike Love) of the album's concept and content.

Pet Sounds

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Love is also credited with naming their album Pet Sounds (1966).
In 1994, Mike Love was awarded co-writing credits on "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "I Know There's an Answer", but with the exception of his co-credit on "I'm Waiting for the Day", a song which had been written some two years earlier, his songwriting contributions are thought to have been minimal.

Don't fuck with the formula

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In a 1971 Rolling Stone article, business associate David Anderle quoted Love saying "don't fuck with the formula".
"Don't fuck with the formula" is a quote and subject of controversy attributed to the Beach Boys' lyricist and co-lead vocalist Mike Love circa 1967.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

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Love stayed there from February 28 to March 15. He later recalled helping Paul McCartney with the lyrics of "Back in the U.S.S.R.", recorded for the Beatles' White Album (1968).
Mike Love of the Beach Boys, another student at the meditation retreat, recalled McCartney playing "Back in the U.S.S.R."

Wild Honey (album)

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Love returned to co-writing with Brian for the Beach Boys' 1967 album Wild Honey, the group's first foray into R&B.
Lenny Kaye, writing for Wondering Sound, felt that its "R&B leanings" may be attributed to Mike Love and Carl Wilson's vocal roles on the album.

Hawthorne, California

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Mike Love often sang at family get-togethers at his cousins, the Wilsons', home in nearby Hawthorne, especially at Christmas.
Each original member of the Beach Boys grew up in Hawthorne—Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine—as well as early member David Marks. The Wilsons' childhood home is commemorated by the Beach Boys Historic Landmark.

Susan Miller Dorsey High School

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Mike attended Dorsey High School and graduated in 1959.
Mike Love, lead singer and founding member of The Beach Boys

The Beatles (album)

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Love stayed there from February 28 to March 15. He later recalled helping Paul McCartney with the lyrics of "Back in the U.S.S.R.", recorded for the Beatles' White Album (1968).
A field recording of a jet aeroplane taking off and landing was used at the start of the track, and intermittently throughout it. The backing vocals were sung by Lennon and Harrison in the style of the Beach Boys, further to Mike Love's suggestion in Rishikesh that McCartney include mention of the "girls" in the USSR.

Celebration (1970s band)

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In 1978, he co-founded the band Celebration, which achieved the US top 30 hit single "Almost Summer" (co-written with Brian Wilson and Jardine).
Celebration was a short lived 1970s American rock band, fronted by Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love as well as members of the band King Harvest.

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

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His autobiography, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, was published on September 13, 2016.
Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy is an autobiographical memoir by American musician Mike Love, co-founder of the Beach Boys, written with James S. Hirsch.

David Anderle

In a 1971 Rolling Stone article, business associate David Anderle quoted Love saying "don't fuck with the formula".
Anderle was the first to allege, in print, that the remark "don't fuck with the formula" was spoken by Beach Boy Mike Love.