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The Beach Boys Mike Love 2007 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

The Beach Boys Mike Love 2007 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Mike Love Receives Ella Award, Performs With David Lee Roth

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 28, 2014

in News

Mike Love was the honoree at the 21st Ella Awards put on by the Society of Singers.

Performers and presenters for the evening included Al Jardine, David Marks and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Bill Medley, Dean Torrence, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross and America. Among the performances was Rita Wilson doing Warmth of the Sun, Lucy Lawless performing Wouldn’t It Be Nice and the California Saga, a group made up of the children of Love, Jardine, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson.

Love brought another honoree for the evening, The Waters Family who received The Voice Award, to sing a new composition, Unleash the Love.

In another highlight, Love and David Lee Roth sang California Girls, a hit for both the Beach Boys and Roth.

Actor and occassional Beach Boy John Stamos hosted the evening which also saw Nigel Lythgoe receive the Leadership Award.

Former winners of the Ella Award:
Ella Fitzgerald (1989)
Frank Sinatra (1990)
Tony Martin (1992)
Peggy Lee (1994)
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (1995)
Lena Horne (1997)
Rosemary Clooney (1998)
Joe Williams (1999)
Tony Bennett (2000)
Julie Andrews (2001)
Plácido Domingo (2002)
Barry Manilow (2003)
Celine Dion (2004)
Elton John (2005)
Johnny Mathis (2006)
Gladys Knight (2007)
Andy Williams (2008)
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (2009)
Natalie Cole (2010)
Smokey Robinson (2011)
Holly Cole (2013)
Mike Love (2014)

Mike Love and David Lee Roth – California Girls

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