Knowledge Identifier: +Brian_Wilson
Born in 1942.
Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (20%), (8%)
Linked to: Capitol Records, Guardian Media Group, The Beach Boys, The Beatles
The song, adapted from Chuck Berry, is widely seen as emblematic of the early 1960s American rock cultural experience
Russ Titelman - Beginning his career in the 1960s, he has worked with musicians such as The Monkees, Dion Dimucci, George Harrison, Bee Gees, Little Feat, Christine McVie, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, The Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton and Gerry Goffin
Rock music - From 1963 the group began to leave surfing behind as subject matter as Brian Wilson became their major composer and producer, moving on to the more general themes of male adolescence including cars and girls in songs like "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "California Girls"
Sweet Little Sixteen - The Beach Boys' 1963 song "Surfin' U.S.A." features lyrics by Brian Wilson set to the music of "Sweet Little Sixteen
The Beach Boys - Five days prior to the release of "Surfin' U.S.A." Brian produced "Surf City", a song he had written for Jan and Dean, which eventually hit number one on the US charts in July 1963, a development that pleased Brian but angered Murry, who felt his son had "given away" what should have been the Beach Boys' first chart-topper
Following a nervous breakdown on board a flight from L.A. to Houston on December 23, 1964, Wilson stopped performing live with the Beach Boys in an effort to concentrate solely on songwriting and studio production
The Beach Boys - By the end of 1964, the stress of road travel, composing, producing and maintaining a high level of creativity became too much to bear for Brian Wilson
Glen Campbell - From December 1964 to early March 1965, Campbell was a touring member of the Beach Boys, filling in for Brian Wilson
Carl Wilson - Although all members of the band played on their early recordings, Brian Wilson began to engage experienced session musicians to play on Beach Boys backing tracks by 1965
Mike Love - His consistent partnership with Wilson stalled over Christmas 1965 when the Beach Boys' intense touring schedule clashed with the pressure on Brian Wilson to keep writing and producing new records for the band
The Beach Boys - In December 1965, the Beatles released "Rubber Soul", an album which enthralled Brian Wilson
Having been introduced to Parks at a garden party at Terry Melcher's home, Wilson liked Parks' "visionary eloquence" and began work with him in the fall of 1966
Carol Kaye - She worked on Brian Wilson's ill-fated but legendary "Smile" project and was present at the "Fire" session in late November 1966 when Wilson reportedly asked the studio musicians to wear toy fire hats
He made concert appearances, and stood in for Mike Love during a 1970 Northwest tour when Love was convalescing from illness
The Beach Boys - Despite the much-publicized "Brian's Back" campaign in the late 1970s, most critics believed the group was past its prime, and that Brian Wilson would be the latest celebrity drug casualty
In late 1971 and early 1972, he worked on an album for American Spring titled "Spring", a new collaboration between erstwhile Honeys Marilyn Wilson and Diane Rovell
Pet Sounds - Retrospectively, in Stephen Davis's 1972 "Rolling Stone" review, Davis called it "by far" Brian Wilson's best album and said that its "trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel"
The Beach Boys - For the remainder of 1976 to early 1977, Brian Wilson spent his time making sporadic public appearances and producing the band's next LP "Love You", a quirky collection of 14 songs mostly written solely by Brian
Rob Mounsey - In 1976, he moved to New York to become a noted studio musician, arranger and producer for a wide range of well-known artists, including Rihanna, Aaron Neville, Michael Franks, Carly Simon, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Diana Ross, Donald Fagen, Brian Wilson, Aztec Camera and countless others
The Beach Boys - On September 17, 1977, due to not wanting to lose family ties and their contract with Caribou, the band met at Brian's house and negotiated a settlement which resulted in Mike Love gaining corporate control of Brian's vote in the group, meaning he along with Al could vote against Carl and Dennis Wilson on any matter
Bruce Johnston - Johnston returned to the fold in 1978 at Brian Wilson's request to appear on the album "L.A. "
Van Dyke Parks - By 1984, Parks was refused future collaborations with Wilson, instead being informed by an unnamed representative that "Mike Love is Brian Wilson's exclusive collaborator
Gary Usher - He worked with Brian Wilson again in 1986 but clashed with Wilson's controversial therapist Eugene Landy; most of this work has never been released
The Return of Bruno - "'The Return of Bruno"' is a 1987 comedic film, originally aired as a one-hour special on HBO and later released on VHS. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini", a legendary blues singer/musician who influenced, as the story goes, a number of famous musicians who appear in cameo, such as Elton John, Phil Collins, Brian Wilson, Grace_Slick, Joan Baez, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Stanley, The Bee Gees, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Ringo Starr appear in the film as themselves, paying tribute to Radolini
After years of treatment and recuperation, he began a solo career in 1988 with "Brian Wilson", the same year that he and The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mike Love - In 1988, the Beach Boys had a US Number 1 hit with "Kokomo", the only Number 1 the band achieved without Brian Wilson's involvement
Jeff Lynne - Lynne co-wrote and produced the track "Let It Shine" for Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson's first solo album in 1988
Robert Schneider - The Wall of Sound production style implemented by his heroes Phil Spector and Brian Wilson was used on these records and cemented Schneider's reputation as the man behind the sound of many bands of the Elephant 6 label, which grew through the 1990s into a sprawling collective of psychedelic pop and experimental groups
Van Dyke Parks - Between 1992 and 1995, Parks teamed up again with a then-reclusive Brian Wilson to create the album "Orange Crate Art"
Carl Wilson - In 1992, Wilson told Michael Feeney Callan his hope was to record new Brian Wilson material
In writer-director Michael Feeney Callan's 1993 RTE film marking the Beach Boys' thirtieth anniversary, "The Beach Boys Today", Mike Love contested any suggestion that he had blocked the project, and Carl Wilson attributed its collapse principally to drug usage and Brian's unstable health
Carl Wilson - After this, Love increasingly dominated the band's recorded output and became the driving force behind the 1993 album "Summer in Paradise", the first and only Beach Boys album with no input from Brian Wilson in any form
The Beach Boys - In 1993, the band appeared in Michael Feeney Callan's film "The Beach Boys Today", which included in-depth interviews with all members except Brian Wilson
Maury Chaykin - Chaykin had his first starring role in "Whale Music", a 1994 film in which he played a burned-out rock star, a character based largely on Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys - In 1995, Brian Wilson appeared in the critically acclaimed documentary "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", which saw him performing for the first time with his now-adult daughters, Wendy and Carnie of the group Wilson Phillips
Don Was - In 1997, he directed and produced a documentary, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times", about former-Beach Boy Brian Wilson
Directly afterward, "Smile" was abandoned, and Wilson would not return to complete it until 2004, when it was released as a Brian Wilson album of the same name
In November 2005, former bandmate Mike Love sued Wilson over "shamelessly misappropriating
Tony Kaye (director) - He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video "God's Gonna Cut You Down" with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody_Harrelson, Keith Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Amy Lee
God Only Knows - Bono said in October 2006 during Brian Wilson's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame that "the string arrangement on 'God Only Knows' is fact and proof of angels"
Pacific Ocean Blue - It has allegedly been praised by his older brother Brian Wilson, but in a 2008 interview with Pitchfork Media, Brian denied knowing that Dennis had recorded an album at all
George Gershwin - In October 2009, it was reported by "Rolling Stone" that Brian Wilson is completing at least two unfinished compositions by George Gershwin for possible release in 2010
In June 2010, the "Las Vegas Sun" reported that Brian Wilson would join the Beach Boys for their 50th anniversary tour
The Beach Boys - Despite some uncertainty and limited public comment, on December 16, 2011, it was announced that Brian Wilson, Mike_Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks would reunite for a new album and 50th anniversary tour in 2012 that would include a performance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April 2012
The Beach Boys - Having no involvement from Brian Wilson whatsoever due to interference from caretaker Eugene Landy, "Summer in Paradise" was poorly received by both critics and fans, and would become their last album of original material for two decades until the 2012 release of "That's Why God Made the Radio"
Good Vibrations - The 2012 stereo mix was made possible by newly invented digital technology by Derry Fitzgerald, with the blessings of Brian Wilson and Mark Linett
Bruce Johnston - In June 2012, Johnston, Brian Wilson, Mike_Love, Al Jardine, and David Marks reunited for a new album and 50th anniversary tour
Blondie Chaplin - In late 2013 it was announced that Chaplin would be featured at select shows featuring former Beach Boys band mate Brian Wilson and Guitarist Jeff Beck, the tour will feature former Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks
Nate Ruess - In July 2014, Ruess was reported as having sung on Brian Wilson's upcoming album "No Pier Pressure"
Chris Rainbow - During the 2017 leg of Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour, 'Dear Brian' was played over the sound system prior to the show and during intermission
Wilson continues to tour in 2019 with fellow former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and his band