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Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Background information
Birth name Brian Douglas Wilson
Born June 20, 1942
Born place Inglewood, California, United States
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1961—present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Reprise Records
Caribou Records
Associated acts The Beach Boys
Website Website

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Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Inglewood, California) is an American musician, best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the rock group The Beach Boys. Within the band, Wilson played bass and keyboards, also providing part-time lead vocals and, more often, backing vocals, harmonizing in falsetto with the group. Besides being the primary composer in The Beach Boys, he also functioned as the band's main producer and arranger.

Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin (2010) That Lucky Old Sun (2008) SMiLE (2004) Gettin' In Over My Head (2004) Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live (2002) Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre (2000) Brian Wilson (Deluxe Edition) (2000) Imagination (1998) Orange Crate Art (1995) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (1995)

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Brian Wilson Announces 2011 UK Tour

November 10, 2010
Former Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has announced details of a UK tour, which will take place next year. The singer will perform songs from his latest album 'Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin in its entirety, as well as songs from the Beach Boys' back-catalogue.  Read more 

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson To Release 'Spiritual' New Album

July 19, 2010
Beach Boys star Brian Wilson is set to release a new album of covers of songs by George Gershwin. 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin' is due to be released on September 6.  Read more 

Brian Wilson Rolls Back The Years In London

September 4, 2009
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson played a hits-filled set at the The Roundhouse in Camden, North London last night. The sprawling set of over 30 songs featured Beach Boys classics such as 'God Only Knows', 'Surfin USA', 'Good Vibrations' and 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'.  Read more 

Motorhead, Beach Boys' Brian Wilson To Headline Guilfest

March 18, 2009
Motorhead and former Beach Boys star Brian Wilson will headline this year's Guilfest festival, organisers have announced. The music festival will take place in Stoke Park from July 10th-12th.  Read more 

Brian Wilson: Rap Music Makes Me Depressed

August 29, 2008
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson says he hates listening to rap music because it brings him down. The 66-year-old, who has battled metal illness for decades after years of drug abuse, says that he prefers to listen to happy songs to keep his mood high.  Read more 

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