Murry Wilson Biography (Wikipedia)
Murry Gage Wilson (July 2, 1917 – June 4, 1973) was an American musician and record producer, best remembered as the first manager of the Beach Boys, a rock band formed by his sons Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, his nephew Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. For most of the 1960s, Murry also acted as music publisher for the band.
After the Beach Boys dismissed Murry as their manager in 1964, he produced the sound-alike group the Sunrays, and recorded a single solo album: The Many Moods of Murry Wilson (1967). In 1969, without any of the Beach Boys' knowledge or consent, Wilson sold off their publishing company Sea of Tunes for $700,000 ($4,520,000 today), then considered a paltry sum. In 1973, he died aged 55 of a heart attack.