Known as one of the greatest stars of all time, Mike Love is a famous name in music industry. His full name is Michael Edward Love and was born in 15th of March, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He is best known as a singer, musician songwriter as well as an activist. He is also the member and one of the founder members of popular band “The Beach Boys”.
Though he has reached the age of 74 this year, he has never lost the passion in music. His major genres are rock, pop and soft rock. He has been actively involved in this field since 1961 and we can see him working hard till this day. He loved to be in the music field from his young age. In his school period, he has sung few songs as well. He became friend with Brian Wilson, lead singer of The Beach Boys in hi young age. Though he loved to play the saxophone in the first years, he became popular after he also started to sing.
The Beach Boys took their height of success in 1960s and 70s. Their songs became very popular at that time. Some of their great songs are “Surfer Girl”, “I Get Around”, “California Girls”, “Little Saint Nick” and “Little Deuce Coupe”. As Brian Wilson’s health started to decline, they became less visible in the songs. But both of them were on many musical tours together. He released his first solo album in 1981, which was “Looking Back With Life”. Though he released other several songs as well, he did not get success relative to that of The Beach Boys. In 1988, “The Beach Boys” was in height of success when their song “Kokomo” became US Number 1 Hit. Their song was also nominated for Golden Globe Award as well s for Grammy Award.
The relationship between Wilson and Love started to become rivalry after Wilson started to avoid crediting Love for the lyrical contribution. Love files a suit for his lyrical contributions and won in 1994. It helped him to establish the authorship with many of the songs that he co-wrote. He continued to make musical tour in the name of “The Beach Boys” after the death of Carl Wilson in 1998 as well. Though there were many cases on holding, both Love and Brian decided to reunite in 2011 and appeared together in Grammy Awards 2012. Because of his lifetime involvement in the music, he has won many awards as well. He was lately awarded with Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
In case of his height, he is 1.85 meter tall. He got married for five times and have nine children altogether. Presently, Jacqueline Piesen is his wife who got married to him in 1994. Love is of white ethnicity and has the net worth of $50 million dollars. Though his many colleagues were retired or dead, he seems to follow the path of music until he is alive. His news about dating and girlfriends has also been one of the gossips in 70s and 80s. After the divorce with four of his wives, he chose to settle with the one.
Lately, he appeared in the new because of his weight loss. Because f his gay nature, h does not bother about the rumors. You can find his biography in Wikipedia and also follow him in Twitter and Instagram. Do not forget to get his shirtless pictures available in the web.