Mike Love Releases Tribute
Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love has released Pisces Brothers, a tribute to The Beatles’ George Harrison, who’d have turned.
Its name a reference to this sign the 2 musicians shared, Pisces Brothers, was composed three years after Harrison’s passing, but remained unreleased until today. Love’s 1968 visit inspired the tune to India, when he joined the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and actress Mia Farrow, Donovan and the Beatles together. Enjoy continues to practice.
“This being the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, I wanted to commemorate this unbelievably significant trip we all took together to India, at the Maharishi’s invitation,” Love explains in a statement. “It was hugely influential on all of us, most especially George. The tune is sentimental for me, and supposed to honor George Harrison contribution. And in this one moment in time, we got together, as the song states, not luck or for fame, but also for enlightenment.”
Love was honored with the Society of Singers’ Ella Award Thursday during an event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Acting the Beach Boys’ hit California Girls with David Lee Roth, who covered the song.