The Beach Boys' Mike Love is remembering the late Daryl Dragon, who died on Wednesday at age 76. (Getty) The Beach Boys' Mike Love is paying tribute to the late Daryl Dragon, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76. "Daryl Dragon affectionately known as Captain Keyboard was a cherished member of our touring band," Love told Fox News in a statement. "He was the modest genius whose penchant for sporting a captain's cap earned him the moniker Captain Keyboard. "Whether in the studio, on stage or just hanging out, he was loved by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him," the Beach Boys lead singer, 77, continued. "He was a genius of the keyboard and along with Toni Tennille achieved great success as the Captain & Tennille. "It’s a sad way to start the New Year hearing of his passing. He gave us 'Love Will Keep Us Together': a great thing to remember when we think of him. He left us a great legacy through his music. RIP Captain." Love — Beach Boys … [Read more...] about Beach Boys’ Mike Love remembers the late Daryl Dragon: ‘He left us a great legacy through his music’
Mike Love, a founding member of legendary '60s surf rock band The Beach Boys, has experienced his fair share of drama in the last couple of decades. He's been the center of some negative attention for suing his cousin and bandmate Brian Wilson multiple times for songwriting credits and was vilified earlier this year for complimenting President Donald Trump, provoking the scorn of his music contemporaries.While Love isn't apologizing for his past actions and stands by those lawsuits, he is trying to repair his reputation. To do so he is returning to his roots — the music — and to the emotion evoked by his last name: love.Now, touring separately from Wilson with a different band (but under The Beach Boys moniker, to which he legally owns the rights), Love is coming to Charleston for a Christmas show on Dec. 16 at the Performing Arts Center.There will be new songs from Love's solo albums and old Beach Boys favorites, but only Love as an original band … [Read more...] about The Beach Boys’ Mike Love reminisces on Christmases and lawsuits
Evan Vucci, Associated Press Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, third from left, applauds as President Donald Trump shows the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, after signing it in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Second from right is musician Kid Rock. SALT LAKE CITY — For years, Sen. Orrin Hatch has moonlighted as a songwriter, even penning a tune that found its way into a Hollywood movie soundtrack. On Thursday, the 84-year-old Utah Republican stood next to the likes of Kid Rock, Beach Boys' Mike Love and "Soul Man" singer Sam Moore as President Donald Trump signed Hatch's bill to help songwriters get paid fair value for their songs. "They’ve been working on this for years and years and years, and I guess certain entertainers have been taken advantage of for a long time, but no longer, because of Trump, can you believe it?" the president said before signing the Music Modernization Act in a ceremony at the … [Read more...] about Music bill puts Kid Rock, Mike Love, Donald Trump and Orrin Hatch on the same stage
Although Mike Love and his family have been having fun, fun, fun in the home since 2006, it would be nice to finally sell it for $6.45 million. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 5:30 pm CDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images Inside Mike Love's Pebble Beach House—Wouldn't It Be Nice to Find a Buyer? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Deep in the Monterey Pines of Pebble Beach, CA, Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love built himself a stately dream home. And although Love and his family have been having fun, fun, fun in the 9,000-square-foot home since it was built in 2006, they're thinking it would be nice to sell it for $6.45 million. The 77-year-old musician spends more time at his home in … [Read more...] about Inside Mike Love’s Pebble Beach House—Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Find a Buyer?
“It’s very nice to get together,” singer Mike Love said during a celebratory night at Capitol Records, where they made some of their biggest hits. NewsOK highlights articles of interest from selected websites to increase the scope of commentary and coverage available to readers. Readers are linked back to the source of the content. … [Read more...] about Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Surviving Beach Boys Put Bad Blood Aside for Rare Interview