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Carl Wilson recorded and released two single albums in the first ’80s, but he’s best known being a founding person in the Seaside Children, with whom he sang and played business lead electric guitar. He largely had taken over supervision from the music group after his oldest sibling, Brian Wilson, relinquished command from the Seaside Boys because of psychological problems within the mid-’60s; in those days, Carl was just in his past due teens. He continuing to steer the group in the past due ’60s to his loss of life three decades afterwards, serving because the glue that kept together the Seaside Boys’ frequently warring factions. Carl Wilson was the 3rd and youngest kid of Murry and Audree Wilson, pursuing his brothers Brian and Dennis Wilson. He demonstrated an early curiosity about music when he became a enthusiast of nation & traditional western fiddler Spade Cooley, whom he noticed on tv. At age group 12, he asked his parents to get him a electric guitar, and he briefly had taken lessons but shortly started teaching himself to try out rock & move. (He also examined saxophone in senior high school.) Brian was an even more advanced musician, nevertheless, and in 1961, when Carl was 14, Brian arranged a performing group comprising the three brothers plus their initial cousin Mike Like, and Brian’s college friend Alan Jardine. The group auditioned for a little record label and documented “Surfin’,” which reached the nationwide charts in Feb 1962, leading the music group, dubbed the Seaside Boys, to property a agreement with Capitol Information. Carl became the business lead guitarist, Jardine performed rhythm acoustic guitar, Dennis was the drummer, Like sang, and Brian, who was simply primarily a key pad participant, was instructed within the rudiments from the bass acoustic guitar by Carl. The Seaside Boys continued to massive well-known success in the first ’60s. Though Brian dominated the band’s songwriting in early stages, Carl got his first structure on the Seaside Boys recording with “Browse Jam,” presented for the 1963 LP Surfin’ Safari, and thereafter frequently contributed tracks. He and Brian had been co-credited as songwriters for the 1964 solitary “Dance, Dance, Dance,” which became a high Ten strike. In early 1965, Brian announced towards the group that he’d no more tour, restricting his actions to writing, making, and performing on the information. Bruce Johnston was employed as his onstage substitute, and Carl had taken over because the band’s musical movie director on the highway. That summer months, he was presented with his first business lead vocal on the Seaside Boys monitor, “Gal Don’t Inform Me” over the record Summer Times (And Summer Evenings!!!) An even more memorable business lead vocal project came the next calendar year when he sang the starting track over the Seaside Children’ most celebrated record Pet Noises, “God Only Has learned,” which became a high 40 strike, and he implemented it afterwards in 1966 by performing the verses within the group’s chart-topping strike “Great Vibrations.” Brian receded additional from leadership from the Seaside Children after 1966, and Carl more and more overran the reins from the music group within the studio in addition to on the highway. He sang business lead vocals on many of the group’s Best 40 singles from the past due ’60s, “Crazy Honey,” “Darlin’,” and “I COULD Listen to Music”; he also created “I COULD Listen to Music” and co-produced the very best 20 strike “REPEAT” with Brian. In the first ’70s, he created the majority of the albums Carl as well as the Passions – Therefore Rough and Holland. The Seaside Boys liked a commercial return within the mid-’70s making use of their chart-topping compilation Unlimited Summer season and in the past due ’70s, authorized a lucrative cope with CBS Information’ Caribou label. But Carl became dissatisfied using the group’s musical retrenchment, and he remaining the band in 1980 to focus on his first solo album, Carl Wilson, released on Caribou in March 1981. He come up with a backup music group and toured during 1981 to aid the release, nonetheless it was a marginal vendor, barely producing the graphs. He cut another recording, Youngblood, but decided to go back to the Seaside Boys in Oct 1982. (Soon after, Dennis, who was simply fired through the Seaside Young boys, drowned.) The recording premiered with small fanfare in Apr 1983, and even though an individual, “EVERYTHING YOU Do if you ask me,” reached the graphs, the LP didn’t. Carl threw himself in to the next group record, called The Seaside Children and released in the springtime of 1985. It created a high 40 strike, “Getcha Back again,” and became the best charted record by the music group in nine years. 3 years afterwards, the Seaside Boys came back to number 1 with “Kokomo,” sung by Carl and Like. This comeback strike restored the band’s well-known position, and it spent another decade touring thoroughly but not producing much noise over the documenting entrance. In his leisure time, Carl started dealing with Gerry Beckley of America and Robert Lamm of Chicago with an record that they documented between 1992 and 1997. And they completed it, Carl was identified as having brain cancers; he died the next year. Such as a Sibling, acknowledged to Beckley-Lamm-Wilson, premiered in 2000. Carl Wilson’s musical skill was subsumed for some of his profession within the task from the Seaside Boys and always overshadowed by the task of his sibling Brian. Nonetheless it was Carl who kept the group jointly when Brian bailed out so when his sibling Dennis passed away. His influence being a conciliating power was significantly and adversely illustrated soon after his loss of life when the Seaside Boys, who experienced managed to maintain collectively for 36 years, splintered and place three competing variations of the music on the highway: Appreciate and Johnston, touring because the Seaside Boys; Jardine, alongside Brian’s daughters Wendy and Carnie Wilson, touring as “the Seaside Boys Relatives and buddies” (their performances ceased by an injunction searched for by Like and Johnston); and Brian touring being a single act playing Seaside Young boys music. No better proof could be discovered that it had been Carl Wilson who was simply the key ingredient within the Seaside Young boys’ long-term achievement.

Quick Facts


Full Name Carl Wilson
Died February 6, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 1.77 m
Profession Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter
Education Hawthorne High School
Nationality American
Spouse Gina Martin, Annie Hinsche
Children Justyn Wilson, Jonah Wilson
Parents Murry Wilson, Audree Wilson
Siblings Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson
Music Groups The Beach Boys
Music Songs Wouldn't It Be Nice, God Only Knows, Kokomo, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Don't Worry Baby, Sloop John B, Surfin' U.S.A., Barbara Ann, Darlin, Fun, Fun, Fun, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, Little Saint Nick, I Can Hear Music, Surfin' Safari, Be True to Your School, 409, Little Deuce Coupe, Forever, Catch a Wave, Sail On Sailor, The Beach Boys Medley, Wendy, Caroline No, I Just Wasn't Made for These Times, The Warmth of the Sun, Little Honda, I'm Waiting for the Day, Never Learn Not to Love, The Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Don't Talk
Albums Pet Sounds, Like a Brother, Youngblood, Carl Wilson, Surfer Girl, The Beach Boys' Christmas Album, Little Deuce Coupe, Smiley Smile, Beach Boys Concert, Surfin' USA, The Beach Boys Today!, The Beach Boys, The Beach Boys in Concert, Carl and the Passions – "So Tough", Wild Honey, Beach Boys' Party!, Love You, Surfin' Safari, All Summer Long, Still Cruisin', Summer in Paradise, 15 Big Ones, Shut Down Volume 2, Friends, Sunflower, M.I.U. Album, Keepin' the Summer Alive, Surf's Up, L.A., Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Made in U.S.A., Best of the Beach Boys, The Pet Sounds Sessions, Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, Sunshine Dream, Endless Summer, Scottish Singalong, 50 Scottish Singalong Favourites, 20 Favourite Songs Of Scotland, Lei'd in Hawaii, Too Early to Tell (Live), Loving You, Six Days On The Road, Christmas With Carl Wilson, Pride Of Scotland, Best Regards From Scotland, 36 Favourite Scottish Songs, Scotland the Brave, Sing Me An Old Fashioned Song, Long Promised Road: Bottom Line, NYC, April 13th 1981
Movies Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story, The Beach Boys: An American Band, Beach Boys: The Lost Concert, The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds, The Beach Boys: Good Timin': Live at Knebworth, 30th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll All-Star Jam: Bo Diddley


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#Fact
1 Son of Murry Wilson and Audree Wilson.
2 Brother-in-law of Dean Paul Martin and Ricci Martin.
3 He and The Beach Boys were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
4 Is portrayed by Bo Foxworth in Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
5 Was chubby growing up; brother Dennis Wilson used to joke that the two "worked out" together - Dennis by lifting weights, and Carl by bingeing on snacks while he watched Dennis.
6 His first wife was Annie Hinsche, sister of Billy Hinsche of Dino Desi & Billy fame.
7 Fought being drafted as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War in 1967. In fact, he had a hearing scheduled the week of the Monterey Pop Festival, which was one of the contributing factors to The Beach Boys canceling their appearance. Wilson was ultimately allowed to perform "alternative service" by playing for free at prisons and hospitals.
8 Became so excited when he heard the first Beach Boys record played on the radio, he threw up.
9 Assumed many of the music production and vocal duties, once held by brother Brian Wilson, through Brian's "lost years" battling mental illness and drug abuse.
10 Uncle of Carnie Wilson, Carl Wilson, Michael Wilson and Wendy Wilson.
11 Cousin of Mike Love
12 Younger brother of Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
13 Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
14 Wife, Gina Martin, is the daughter of Dean Martin and Jeanne Martin.
15 Had two children. First son, Jonah was born in 1969 and second son, Justyn Wilson in 1971.
16 Guitarist with The Beach Boys.
17 Inducted by Elton John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beach Boys on 20 January 1988.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy 2014 "Good Vibrations" / writer: "Black Hole"
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 2012 Video documentary writer: "I'm the Pied Piper", "The Trader" - as Wilson
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Time Rush 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kayla Williams Music 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Legends TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Back to the Beach Boys 2009 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Marley & Me 2008 writer: "River Song"
Life on Mars 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Beach Boys Good Timin' 2003 Video writer: "Keepin' The Summer Alive"
Art That Shook the World TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Feel Flows"
Full House 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
T.J. Hooker TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
DTV: Pop & Rock 1984 Video writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Pen Pals 1974 writer: "Feel Flows" - uncredited
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary writer: "Dance Dance Dance"
Shindig! 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Improvement 1997 TV Series Carl Wilson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary we would like to thank: with love

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love & Mercy 2014 Himself (uncredited)
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice 2005 TV Movie documentary
Beach Boys Good Timin' 2003 Video Himself
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert 1998 Documentary Himself (Beach Boys' lead guitar / vocals) (uncredited)
Farm Aid '96 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Beach Boys
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself (The Beach Boys)
Baywatch 1995 TV Series Himself, Beach Boys Member
Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Brian's Brother
Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 TV Series Himself - As The Beach Boys
Full House 1988 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Bring on the Summer 1986 TV Special Himself
Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley's Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam 1985 Video documentary Himself
The Beach Boys: An American Band 1985 Documentary Himself
D.C. Beach Party 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself - Beach Boys member
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1981 TV Series Himself
The Beach Boys Twentieth Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself - Beach Boys member
Good Morning America 1980 TV Series Himself
The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth 1980 Video documentary Himself
The Beach Boys: It's OK 1976 TV Movie Himself - Beach Boys member
Good Vibrations from Central Park 1971 TV Movie Himself - The Beach Boys
The Mike Douglas Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musician
Starparade 1968 TV Series Singer
Die Beach Boys in Berlin 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Beach Boys)
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Himself - Interview
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Monkey's Uncle 1965 Himself (as The Beach Boys)
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary Himself (as The Beach Boys)
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 2012 Video documentary Himself
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 2010 Video documentary Himself
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Himself
Cease to Exist 2007 Documentary Himself - Beach Boy's Guitarist
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Beach Boys: California Surfin' 2004 Video Himself
Art That Shook the World 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1967 TV Series Beach Boys Member
Beat-Club 1966 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story (1998) · Brian Wilson (artist)
· Dennis Wilson (artist)
· Mike Love (artist)
· Al Jardine (artist)
· Alan Boyd (video director)
· Stephanie Bennett (video producer)


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