Dennis Wilson
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1944-12-04
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Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson Biography (Wikipedia)

Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their drummer and as the middle brother of bandmates Brian and Carl Wilson. Dennis was the only true surfer in the Beach Boys, and his personal life exemplified the "California Myth" that the band's early songs often celebrated. He was also known for his brief association with then-aspiring songwriter Charles Manson, who was later convicted of murder conspiracy.

Dennis served mainly on drums and backing vocals for the Beach Boys from its formation until his death in 1983. While he was allowed few lead vocals in the 1960s, his prominence as a singer-songwriter increased into the 1970s. His original songs for the group included "Little Bird" (1968), "Forever" (1970), and "Slip On Through" (1970). Although uncredited, he also helped pen "You Are So Beautiful", a hit for Joe Cocker in 1974. His only solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue (1977), was released to warm reviews, but a moderate commercial reception. Written and recorded over a span of several years, the album peaked on US record charts at number 96 during a 12-week stay. Sessions for a follow-up, Bambu, disintegrated before Wilson's death.

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River Song
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River Song
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Lady
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Lady
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Down the river
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Down the river
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Farewell My Friend
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Farewell My Friend
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Thoughts of You
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Thoughts of You
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Pacific Ocean Blues
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Pacific Ocean Blues
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Album Tag Song
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Album Tag Song
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Mexico
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Mexico
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Friday Night
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Friday Night
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It's Not Too Late
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It's Not Too Late
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Piano Variations on Thoughts of You
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Piano Variations on Thoughts of You
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You Are So Beautiful
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You Are So Beautiful
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