Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Mike Love in Conversation with Joel Selvin
Join Copperfield's Books and award-winning music journalist Joel Selvin for a talk and book signing with Beach Boy Mike Love! Good Vibrations tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of the Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history—timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Good Vibrations. Now a husband, father, and avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves. As a founding member of the Beach Boys, Love has spent an extraordinary 55 years and counting as the group’s lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as “Good Vibrations”, “California Girls”, “Surfin’ USA”, and “Kokomo” as well as providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, highlighting both his partnership with Brian and his own song-writing legacy. The band’s unprecedented durability provides a glimpse into America’s changing cultural mores over the past half century as Love himself experienced both the diabolical and the divine—from Charles Manson’s “family” threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. Purchase a book at the Petaluma store or online at copperfieldsbooks.com to secure your spot at the event.