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Brian Wilson

Born: Jun 20, 1942 in Hawthorne, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: Brian Wilson is arguably the greatest American composer of popular music in the rock era. Born and raised in Hawthorne, California, he formed the Beach Boys in 1961 alongside his two younger brothers, cousin Mike Love, and school friend Alan Jardine. Serving as the group's primary songwriter, Wilson ...Read full biography
SMiLE
Released: 2004
Label: Phantom Import Distribution
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The white whale of '60s record-making, the Beach Boys' aborted SMiLE album gradually gained a legend that not only inflated its rumored importance and complexity, but gave credence to an odd notion -- ...Read full review
Reimagines Gershwin
Released: 2010
Label: Walt Disney
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During his five decades of music-making, Brian Wilson has added countless songs to the canon of great American pop music, but he hasn't recorded many by other composers. Still, his affection for the work ...Read full review
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