Carl Wilson

American musician; original member of The Beach Boys (1946-1998)

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

Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson.jpg
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.
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Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • bass
Years active1961–1997
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Associated acts
Websitecarlwilsonfoundation.org

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

ReferencesEdit

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