The New York Times Bestseller Mike Love Tells The Story Of His Legendary, Raucous, And Ultimately Triumphant Five Decade Career As The Front Man Of The Beach Boys, The Most Popular American Band In History Timed To Coincide With The Th Anniversary Of Good Vibrations As A Founding Member Of The Beach Boys, Mike Love Has Spent An Extraordinary Fifty Five Years, And Counting, As The Group S Lead Singer And One Of Its Principal Lyricists The Beach Boys, From Their California Roots To Their International Fame, Are A Unique American Story One Of Overnight Success And Age Defying Longevity Of Musical Genius And Reckless Self Destruction Of Spirituality, Betrayal, And Forgiveness And Love Is The Only Band Member To Be Part Of It Each And Every Step His Own Story Has Never Been Fully Told, Of How A Sheet Metal Apprentice Became The Quintessential Front Man For America S Most Successful Rock Band, Singing In Than , Concerts In CountriesLove Describes The Stories Behind His Lyrics For Pop Classics Such As Good Vibrations, California Girls, Surfin USA, And Kokomo, While Providing Vivid Portraits Of The Turbulent Lives Of His Three Gifted Cousins, Brian, Dennis, And Carl Wilson His Partnership With Brian Has Few Equals In American Pop Music, Though Mike Has Carved Out A Legacy Of His Own He Co Wrote The Lyrics To Eleven Of The Twelve Original Beach Boy Songs That Were Top Hits While Providing The Lead Vocals On Ten Of Them The Band S Unprecedented Durability Also Provides A Glimpse Into America S Changing Cultural S Over The Past Half Century, While Love Himself Has Experienced Both The Diabolical And The Divine From Charles Manson S Family Threatening His Life To Maharishi Instilling It With Peace A Husband, A Father, And An Avid Environmentalist, Love Has Written A Book That Is As Rich And Layered As The Beach Boy Harmonies Themselves
Mike Love is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and a member and co founder of the Beach Boys.Love has nine children and has been married to Jacqueline Piesen since 1994 Librarian s note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
- 436 pages
- Good Vibrations
- Mike Love
- 14 June 2019 Mike Love