Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson Join Forces for 18-Date Trek
: August 06, 2013
Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson have just announced an 18-day joint tour beginning on September 27th in Hollywood, Florida and ending a month later in Akron, Ohio.
It'd be difficult to ...
Brian Wilson Says Beach Boys Reunion Unlikely
: February 12, 2013
It’s doubtful Taylor Swift had the Beach Boys in mind when she wrote her recent hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” but she might as well have, according to Brian ...
Beach Boys, Adele, Bruce Springsteen to Play Grammy Awards
: February 09, 2012
Late last year it was announced that the original lineup of the Beach Boys would reunite this year for a tour and a new album to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, and it now ...
Brian Wilson Shakes off Sand for 2009 Fall Tour
: July 24, 2009
Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson is ready to hit the road this fall to tour in support of his most recent album "That Lucky Old Sun." The 17-date tour will start at the Soaring Eagle ...
brian wilson Biography
The American musician Brian Wilson was born in Inglewood, California on June 20, 1942. He became best known as the main songwriter and leader of the Beach Boys. He co-wrote or wrote many of the Beach Boys hit singles, including Good Vibrations, California Girls, Help Me Rhonda, Dance, Dance, Dance, I Get Around, Fun Fun, Fun, In My Room, Be True to Your School, Little Deuce Coupe, Surfin' USA and Surfin' Safari.
Wilson played keyboards and bass and also lead vocals part time, but more often provided harmonizing falsetto backing vocals. In addition to being the primary songwriter he also was the Beach Boy's main arranger and producer. Wilson suffered through years of mental illness and drug abuse, which contributed to tensions within the Beach Boys. Following years of treatment as well as recovery, in 1988 Wilson launched his solo career.
In 1988, Wilson and the Beach Boys also were inducted into Rock and Roll's Hall of Fame. In 2005, Wilson the Best Rock Instrumental Grammy Award for his song Mrs. O'Leary's cow (Fire). Wilson has also worked as a voice actor and actor and appeared in other performer's music videos, films and television shows.