Long before Mike Love and his cousins ever considered making a career out of
music, they spent countless occasions simply passing the time in each others’
living rooms playing music and creating harmonies amongst family. The presence
of a Steinway grand piano, a Hammond organ, and a Lyon & Healy harp lent itself
to numerous “family recitals.” As original member Mike Love explains, they did this out of the “sheer love of creating harmonies together.” Such a simple joy, yet one that undeniably spawned one of the most endeared musical groups to date, The Beach Boys.