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Interview: Mike Love

Mike Love has been a Beach Boy since the band began way back in 1961, and wrote the lyrics to some of their best-known songs including "Fun, Fun, Fun", "California Girls", "I Get Around", and "Good Vibrations". And that's him singing lead vocals on the recordings of the first three of these, plus "Surfin' U.S.A", "Little Deuce Coupe", "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)", and more. Overall, The Beach Boys have had three dozen Top 40 hits, and they were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. This interview was for a preview article for The Beach Boys concert at the Ventura County Fair on 7/31/14. It was done by phone on 7/28/14.

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