Michael Edward Love aka Mike Love is a renowned musician based in America. He is a graceful singer, a songwriter and above all the successful founder of the globally acclaimed Beach Boys. Mike is recognized by his unique nasal and hoarse baritone singing owing to which he has garnered a flattering number of fans worldwide. Besides, he has also served in several bands as a successful lyricist. Hence, let us get through the extraordinary journey of Mike Love and have a closer look at the early life, career, and net worth 2018.
Mike Love Early Life
Mike Love was born on the 15th of March in the year 1941 in the Los Angeles megacity of California, to parents Emily and Edward Milton Love. Mike had attained education from the Dorsey High School from where he had graduated in the year 1959.
Being a part of the family that reputedly admired the creativity and had a glorious background in music, Mike had soon discovered his career. He would fan his voice during the family get-togethers, especially during the Christmas. This had brought him to the attention of Brian Wilson. Henceforth, the duo went ahead to establish the renowned Beach Boys in the year 1961. The initiative was majorly addressed by the devotion of Brian towards Four Freshmen.
Starting solely with piano played by Brian, the band soon started growing with AL Jardine contributing his guitar skills and Carl Wilson is a part of it.
Mike Love Career, Awards & Achievement
During the initial days, Mike had stepped into the music world with his skills in saxophone contributing to the Beach Boys, in which he had soon gained a stable position with fellow artists Gary Usher, Roger Christian and few others. He had emerged as a flourishing lyricist with “The Warmth Of The Sun” composed in the year 1963.
The band though started on a small scale had soon gained immense popularity on a global scale. The band would specifically surround their theme based on the Southern California beach and surf songs which had touched the hearts of innumerable people. In the year 1961, they had launched their first solo named “Surfin” which had soon hit the 75th position among the top 100 Billboard’s List. The band had soon signed with Capitol Records in the year 1962. The year had brought them additional glory when their album entitled “Surfin’ Safari” had reached ranked 32 on the Billboard’s record.
Within a very few years, Mike had emerged as a lead vocalist, lyricist and the onstage glamour of the band. His contributions in “Little Deuce Coupe”, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”, “Be True To your School”, “Fun Fun Fun”, “Good Vibrations” and “California Girls” had earned immense appreciation from his followers.
In the year 1988, Mike had also co-written the beautiful song “Kokomo”. Another excelling hit from the band counts upon the “That’s Why God Made The Radio”. Thereafter, the band crossed several records and continued to glorify their art and outreached to innumerable people all over the world.
Awards & Achievement
Mike Love was awarded the prestigious Golden Globes, USA award in the year 1989, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award in the year 1989, BMI Film and TV Awards in 1989, Kid’s Choice Awards in 1989, and Golden Camera, Germany in 2016.
Net Worth of Mike Love
Mike Love belongs to a family where music was always supported and looked forward to. He had henceforth co-founded the fabulous band named Beach Boys with his cousins. The band had surfaced Mike’s extraordinary skills in the field of music and also magnetized enough recognition for him. The global fame had also complimented the success owing to which the net worth of Mike Love has been estimated to be $50 million.
Mike Love though had a somewhat happy carrier all throughout his life, had married five times in his life. In his personal life, however, Mike happens to be an ardent nature lover. Besides music, he has also founded Love Foundation for the betterment of nature and educational causes.