Talking Story with Mike Love of The Beach Boys

by Karen Rose

www.westhawaiitoday.com/arts-and-entertainment/talking-story-mike-love-beach-boys

“Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.”

That’s exactly where Mike Love, founding member and lead singer of The Beach Boys, is today. It’s been 50 years since the mega-hit “Good Vibrations,” widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, made its debut on Oct. 10, 1966. The Beach Boys perform on the Big Island at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Grand Ballroom in Waikoloa.

West Hawaii Today had the opportunity to speak with Love about the upcoming performance and his new book being released later this year.

Arguably the most popular American rock band of all time, The Beach Boys appeal is multigenerational with more than 50 top singles and a career lasting well over five decades. With The Beach Boys being such an integral part of American culture and history, Love remains current on contemporary artists and spoke about one performer in particular that he admires.

“One of my favorite contemporary performers is Bruno Mars,” said Love….

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