Carl Wilson

American musician (1946–1998)

Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of band-mates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's leader in the early 1970s.

Carl Wilson
Wilson in 1969
Wilson in 1969
Background information
Birth nameCarl Dean Wilson
Born(1946-12-21)December 21, 1946
Hawthorne, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 6, 1998(1998-02-06) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • bass
Years active1961–1997

He died, aged 51, of lung cancer in 1998.[1]

References change

  1. Pareles, Jon (February 9, 1998). "Carl Wilson, A Beach Boys Founder, 51". The New York Times.