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Brian Wilson

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Brian Wilson News

Brian Wilson to headline Hop Farm Music Festival 2014

The event is one of two festivals sharing the same name

  • Jan 10, 2014

Brian Wilson announces he is working on new solo album

He's been joined in the studio by Jeff Beck and two former Beach boys, Al Jardine and David Marks

  • Jun 7, 2013

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck to host Rock'N'Roll Fantasy Camp

Happy campers will receive songwriting and performance tips

  • Feb 28, 2013

Brian Wilson will not join The Beach Boys on their 2012 world tour

Brian Wilson is busy with his upcoming Disney cover album release

  • Sep 30, 2011

Brian Wilson: "LSD fucked with my brain"

Beach Boys frontman tells of voices "saying derogatory things"

  • Jun 25, 2011

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Brian Wilson Music Videos

Southern California (Live at the AOL Studios) Play Video

Southern California (Live at the AOL Studios)

Watch the official Southern California (Live at the AOL Studios) video by Brian Wilson in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl (Live at the AOL Studios) Play Video

Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl (Live at the AOL Studios)

Watch the official Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl (Live at the AOL Studios) video by Brian Wilson in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Can't Wait Too Long/Midnight's Another Day (Medley) (Live at the AOL Studios) Play Video

Can't Wait Too Long/Midnight's Another Day (Medley) (Live at the AOL Studios)

Watch the official Can't Wait Too Long/Midnight's Another Day (Medley) (Live at the AOL Studios) video by Brian Wilson in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Going Home (Live at the AOL Studios) Play Video

Going Home (Live at the AOL Studios)

Watch the official Going Home (Live at the AOL Studios) video by Brian Wilson in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Morning Beat (Live at the AOL Studios) Play Video

Morning Beat (Live at the AOL Studios)

Watch the official Morning Beat (Live at the AOL Studios) video by Brian Wilson in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Brian Wilson Reviews

Album Review: Brian Wilson - 'In the Key Of Disney'

Album Review: Brian Wilson - 'In the Key Of Disney'

A joyful Wilson performs Disney's finest

  • Oct 21, 2011

Wilson, Brian : London Royal Festival Hall

...sensational...

  • Mar 11, 2004

Wilson, Brian : London Royal Festival Hall

Tonight, he opened his heart and let all the good vibrations come out...

  • Feb 12, 2002

New York Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre

[b]Wilson[/b] knows the audience is riveted by the presence of a living icon and runs with it...

  • Sep 13, 2000

New York Jones Beach Amphitheatre

[b]Wilson[/b] knows the audience is riveted by the presence of a living icon and runs with it...

  • Sep 13, 2000

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Brian Wilson Biography

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician best known as the chief songwriter of the Beach Boys. Besides acting as their co-lead vocalist, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger. After signing with Capitol Records in mid-1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the Beach Boys.

In the mid-1960s, Wilson composed and produced Pet Sounds, considered one of the greatest albums of all time. The intended follow-up to Pet Sounds, Smile, was cancelled for various reasons, which included Wilson's deteriorating mental health. As he suffered through multiple nervous breakdowns, Wilson's contributions to the Beach Boys diminished and his erratic behavior led to tensions with the band. After years of treatment and recuperation, he began a solo career in 1988 with Brian Wilson, the same year that he and the Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since then, he has toured for the first time in decades with a new band and released acclaimed albums, including Brian Wilson Presents Smile, for which Wilson won his first Grammy Award for "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" as Best Rock Instrumental. On December 16, 2011, a 50th anniversary Beach Boys reunion tour was announced and Wilson briefly returned to the group. He remains a member of the Beach Boys corporation, Brother Records Incorporated.

In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" that ranked Wilson number 52. In 2012, music publication NME ranked Wilson number 8 in its "50 Greatest Producers Ever" list, elaborating "few consider quite how groundbreaking Brian Wilson's studio techniques were in the mid-60s." He is an occasional actor and voice actor, having appeared in television shows, films, and other artists' music videos. His life will be portrayed in the upcoming biographical film Love and Mercy.

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