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Wilson, Love comment on Katy Perry, ‘California Gurls’

Beach Boys co-founders have praise for singer and her hit single
Brian Wilson (left) and Mike Love in the 1960s.

Brian Wilson (left) and Mike Love in the 1960s.

By Chris M. Junior

Brian Wilson and Mike Love both dig California girl KatyPerry and her summer 2010 smash “California Gurls.”

Randy Lewis, who writes the “Pop & Hiss” music blog for the Los Angeles Times, recently contacted the Beach Boys co-founders to see what they thought about Perry (who was born in Santa Barbara) and her hit song (which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).

Here’s what they told Lewis:

“I love her vocal,” Wilson said Monday through his manager. “The melody is infectious, and I’m flattered that Snoop Dogg used our lyric on the tag.”

“I think she’s really clever,” Love said Wednesday. “We have a lot in common now: We both have done songs called ‘California Girls,’ and we’ve both kissed girls and liked it.”

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