20 June 2022
Two days after Paul McCartney another music genius who doesn’t need
an introduction celebrates his 80th birthday. BRIAN DOUGH WILSON was
born 80 years ago in Inglewood, California.
The man with the golden ears for layers of harmonies and architect of symphonic pop orchestrations, co-founded The Beach Boys with 2 of his brothers (Carl and Dennis) and his nephew Mike Love in 1961. They were the pioneers of the surf sound. They fabricated 29 studio LPs between 1962 and 20212 (That’s Why God Made The Radio) and tons of Number One hits. Wilson’s best known compositions were/are covered by countless artists.
Between 1973 and 1982 Wilson had some severe mental problems.
He stayed in bed for most of the time and consumed drugs and alcohol
on a daily basis. He went from rehab to rehab. It took him years to recover.
I was taking some drugs and I experimented myself right out of action. … I’d sometimes go and record. But basically I just stayed in my bedroom. I was under the sheets and I watched television.
Fortunately he survived those dark years and afterward he joined the band
now and then at concerts before starting a solo career in 1988 and making
8 albums (so far). He still tours this very day.
Three big Brian Wilson moments
– GOOD VIBRATIONS –
– GOD ONLY KNOWS –
– LOVE AND MERCY –
SUMMER 2022 – TOUR DATES HERE
BRIAN WILSON: Discography – Website
27 October 2021
The new documentary about Beach Boys‘ genius BRIAN WILSON
titled LONG PROMISED ROAD follows the Californian legend on
an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces
with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine.
The docu features a new song written and performed by Wilson and
interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim
James, Gustavo Dudamel and Al Jardine.
Long Promised Road plays in theaters
from 19 November on. More info here.
Watch the good vibrations trailer…
BRIAN WILSON: Facebook
23 July 2021
The official website of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boy icon has been redesigned
in order to include a detailed history of Wilson’s career with his legendary surf
pop band and solo adventures.
A new, extended timeline gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the
music expert’s long career with rare photos, unreleased music, and Wilson musing
about classic hits, through each decade of his life. A Tour section includes photos
of Wilson and also rare backstage or unseen videos and photos. Click here for the TIMELINE.
Brian Wilson: “Thanks for visiting my new website. We decided to put up some cool
demos, outtakes and live tracks you haven’t heard before. I hope you dig listening to
them as much as we did making them. Stay safe and we’ll see you on tour soon!”
Here’s a taster. A 1995 demo of Desert Drive , a track
of Wilson’s 4th solo album Gettin’ Over My Head…
And still touring too…
20 June 2021
Musical genius BRIAN WILSON celebrates his 79th birthday today – 20 June 2021.
An iconic singer/songwriter, most famous, as we all know, for creating that vibrant Californian pop surf sound with his monumental harmonies band THE BEACH BOYS.
But back then in the glorious sixties the rivalry with The Beatles drove him paranoid.
He left the band to take a very long vacation in his bedroom. But in the late 80s, early
90s he returned and released several solo albums and played concerts now and then.
Music is in his veins and in his DNA. Here are three (extremely difficult to choose only three ) Brian Wilson compositions to celebrate the Beach Boy‘s 79th birthday…
– SURF’S UP –
(Brian Wilson solo – 1967)
– SLOOP JOHN B –
– GOOD VIBRATIONS –
BRIAN WILSON: Biography – Website – Facebook