- NAME: Brian Wilson
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: June 20, 1942 (Age: 71)
- Did You Know?: The Beach Boys released a song written by Charles Manson, "Cease To Exist" (renamed "Never Learn Not To Love"), as a single B-side on their 1969 album, 20/20.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Inglewood, California
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Brian Wilson is one of the most influential songwriters in rock 'n' roll history, best known as the frontman for the Beach Boys.
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He won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental for the song "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow," and in 2007 he received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to the performing arts.
After decades of seclusion, a happy and productive Wilson received a warm welcome back into the music industry. His good friend Sir Elton John said of Wilson, "He's got a great family life now, he goes to basketball games,
he seems happy. He's leading as normal a life as Brian Wilson can." In fact, Wilson might be happier now than he was even during the heyday of the Beach Boys. "I'm having much more fun than I did as a Beach Boy," he said in a May 2002 interview with The Guardian. "Because I'm no longer a Beach Boy. I'm Brian Wilson."
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