Mike Love Biography

(Singer-Songwriter and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'The Beach Boys')

Birthday: March 15, 1941 (Pisces)

Born In: California, United States

Michael Edward ‘Mike’ Love is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and an important member of the 1960s band ‘The Beach Boys’. Love was born and brought up in California in a rich family as his father inherited Love Sheet Metal Company from his family. As he grew older he became confused as to what to do further in life and he decided to help out his father in his business. He also started spending more and more time with his uncle Murry Wilson, who was a musician and record producer, and his sons. Wilson sons and Love formed the ‘Beach Boys’ in the 60s and gave out hit albums like ‘Surfin’ Safari’, ‘All Summer Long’, ‘Friends’, etc. Love was the central voice of the band as well as wrote and co-wrote lyrics for most of their albums. Love also came out with his solo album called ‘Looking Back With Love’ in the early 80s. He is of a very spiritual nature and is known to be amongst the first few pop artists from America to go to India and learn Transcendental Meditation. He still follows the path of spirituality and performs Hindu customs and practices.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Michael Edward Love

Age: 83 Years, 83 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jacqueline Piesen (m. 1994), Catherine Linda Martinez (m. 1981–1984), Francie StMartin (m. 1960–1964), Suzanne Belcher (m. 1965–1969), Tamara Fitch (m. 1971–1974)

father: Edwin Milton Love

mother: Emily (known as

siblings: Murry

children: Christian Love

Born Country: United States

Musicians Pop Singers

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

Ancestry: Swedish American

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

  • 1

    What instruments does Mike Love play?

    Mike Love plays the saxophone, keyboard, and guitar.

  • 2

    How many albums has Mike Love released?

    Mike Love has released 13 studio albums with The Beach Boys and several solo albums.

  • 3

    What is Mike Love's contribution to The Beach Boys' music?

    Mike Love is known for his distinctive vocal style and for co-writing many of The Beach Boys' hit songs, including "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations."

  • 4

    Has Mike Love collaborated with other musicians?

    Yes, Mike Love has collaborated with various artists, including John Stamos and Mark McGrath.

  • 5

    What is Mike Love's stance on environmental issues?

    Mike Love is a strong advocate for environmental causes and has been involved in various campaigns to protect the oceans and wildlife.

Childhood & Early Life
Mike Love was born in Los Angeles, California to Emily Wilson and Edward Milton Love. His father was the son of the founder of Love Sheet Metal Company and his mother was a sister of the famous record producer Murray Wilson.
Love passed out of the Dorsey High School but what not very confident what to pursue next in life, therefore, he joined his father’s company for a while. Love used to spend a lot of his free time with his uncle Murry Wilson, who was a musician and a record producer, and his sons.
With the declining conditions of his family’s financial status, Love’s ambitions to prove himself and do something great in music started to grow more and more. His inspiration at the time was a local band called ‘Jan and Dean’.
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In the early 1960s, Love formed a band with Wilson brothers called ‘The Beach Boys’. He wrote the lyrics of their very first song ‘Surfin’. He gave his vocals to songs like ‘Little Deuce Coupe’, ‘Little Saint Nick’, ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’, etc.
In 1963, Love, with his dedication towards writing more and more for the band, wrote the lyrics of the song ‘The Warmth of the Sun’, which was dedicated to the death of President John F Kennedy.
Throughout the 1960s, The Beach Boys produced albums like: ‘Surfin’ Safari’, ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’, ‘Surfer Girl’, ‘Little Deuce Coupe’, ‘All Summer Long’, ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘Smiley Smiley’, etc. in which Love played the role of central voice and lyricist.
In 1967, Love started the Transcendental Meditation under the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He went on a spiritual trip to Rishikesh in India with fellow American musicians like: the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Donovan, etc.
In 1970s, The Beach Boys came out with albums like: ‘Big Sur’, ‘Everyone’s in Love With You’, ‘Sumahama’,etc. During this time Love also recorded his solo unreleased albums like: ‘Almost Summer’, ‘First Love’ and ‘Country Love’.
In 1981, Love came out with his first and only solo album called ‘Looking Back With Love’, in which he included some covers like Neil Sedaka’s ‘Calendar Girl’ and also wrote songs for it like, ‘Paradise Found’.
In 1988, the Beach boys released the album ‘Still’ Crusin’ from which the number ‘Komoko’ became a huge hit. The song was co-written by Love. The song was nominated for Golden Globe and Grammy Award.
From 1992–1996, The Beach Boys released only two albums, ‘Summer in Paradise’, ‘Stars and Stripes Vol. 1’. During this time, Murry Wilson tried to strip Love off his royalty share but he won the legal case against Wilson.
In 1998, Love toured with The Beach Boys even after the death of one of the band members, Carl Wilson. He toured along with Bruce Johnston and a bunch of new musicians that included actor John Stamos as well.
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During the same time, Love and Bruce Johnston came out with an album called ‘Symphonic Sounds: Music of the Beach Boys’, which included new versions of Johnston’s old songs like ‘Disney’s Girls’, etc.
In 2003, Love made a public declaration that he would come up with a solo album with the name of ‘Unleash The Love and Mike Love, Not War’. It was said that the album would include tracks like: ‘Pieces Brothers’, etc.
In 2005, Love sued Brian Wilson for giving out his promotional CD for free with the Mail On Sunday newspaper; the CD had The Beach Boys’ name and his image on it. He lost the lawsuit as there was not any merit to it.
In 2012, ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’ was released which was an all-original Beach Boys music album that came out in a long time. The album was produced under the union of Brian Wilson, Love and Al-Jardine.
Personal Life & Legacy
In 1994, Love got married to Jacqueline Piesen. Love still continues to practice transcendental meditation and takes part in Hindu ceremonies and culture.
Facts About Mike Love

Mike Love is known for his passion for transcendental meditation and has been practicing it for many years.

He has a deep love for animals and actively supports various animal rights organizations.

Mike Love is an avid golfer and enjoys spending his free time on the golf course.

He is a talented songwriter and has co-written many of The Beach Boys' hit songs.

Mike Love is a dedicated environmentalist and advocates for sustainability and conservation efforts.


ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards
1989 Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Cocktail (1988)
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