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Brian Wilson

voc, *1942 US, Inglewood, California
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. Brian Douglas Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. Because of his unorthodox approaches to song composition and arrangement and mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in popular music by critics and musicians alike.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Love And Mercy on I Just Wasn't Made For These Times by Brian Wilson
Good Vibrations on Smile by Brian Wilson
Love and Mercy - Remastered on Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson
Heroes and Villains on Smile by Brian Wilson
Surf's Up on Smile by Brian Wilson
Our Prayer / Gee on Smile by Brian Wilson
Roll Plymouth Rock on Smile by Brian Wilson
Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine on Smile by Brian Wilson
Cabin Essence on Smile by Brian Wilson
On The Island on No Pier Pressure by Brian Wilson

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Run James RunBrian Wilson2017Single
Some Sweet DayBrian Wilson2017Single
Playback: The Brian Wilson AnthologyBrian Wilson2017Compil.
Osaka 2016Brian Wilson2016Album
Tokyo 2016Brian Wilson2016Album
Southampton 2001Brian Wilson2016Album
Live In The EightiesThe Beach Boys featuring Brian Wilson2016Album
No Pier PressureBrian Wilson2015Album
Falling ApartEmile Haynie Featuring Andrew Wyatt & Brian Wilson2015Album
The Right TimeBrian Wilson Feat. Alan Jardine And David Marks2015Single
Landmine Benefit Gala 2001-2005Paul McCartney With Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, James Taylor And Neil Young2015Album
Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special EventBrian Wilson2015Album
God Only KnowsBrian Wilson2014Single
Songwriter 1969-1982Brian Wilson2012Album
In The Key Of DisneyBrian Wilson2011Album
Reimagines GershwinBrian Wilson2010Album
Performs SmileBrian Wilson2010Album
They Can't Take That Away From MeBrian Wilson2010Album
That Lucky Old Sun: AOL SessionsBrian Wilson2009Album
That Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson2009Album
That Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson2008Album
That Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson2008Album
Midnight's Another DayBrian Wilson2008Single
That Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson2008Album
That Lucky Old SunBrian Wilson2008Album
Live Around The World 2005Brian Wilson2006Album
Walking Down The Path Of Life / Love & MercyBrian Wilson2005Single
Caroline No / SuperimposedBrian Wilson2005Single
Our PrayerBrian Wilson2005Single
What I Really Want For ChristmasBrian Wilson2005Single
Beautiful DreamerBrian Wilson2005Album
What I Really Want For ChristmasBrian Wilson2005Album
Smile Tour 2004Brian Wilson2004Album
SmileBrian Wilson2004Album
Good ElaborationBrian Wilson2004Album
Brian Wilson presents SmileBrian Wilson2004Album
SmileBrian Wilson2004Album
Maximum Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys (The Unauthorised Biography Of Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys)Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys2004Album
Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (Fire)Brian Wilson2004Single
Gettin' In Over My HeadBrian Wilson2004Album
Surf's UpBrian Wilson2004Single
WonderfulBrian Wilson2004Single
Good VibrationsBrian Wilson2004Single
Good VibrationsBrian Wilson2004Compil.
On A Holiday / Roll Plymouth Rock (Instrumental)Brian Wilson2004Single
Gettin' In Over My HeadBrian Wilson2004Album
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live In LondonBrian Wilson2003Album
California Feelin'Brian Wilson2002Single
Saratoga2001Brian Wilson2002Album
Pet Theory In SummerBrian Wilson2002Album
Live At The Royal Festival HallBrian Wilson2002Album
On TourBrian Wilson2002Album
Third Time Lucky! - Live At London's Royal Festival Hall 29th January 2002Brian Wilson2002Album
Open Hearts, Clear Mines (The 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit Gala 2002)Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson2002Album
Solitary Man - Live Royal Festival Hall 30th January 2002Brian Wilson2002Album
Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds LiveBrian Wilson2002Album
Mutual AdmirationPaul Simon & Brian Wilson2001Album
A Cork In The OceanBrian Wilson2001Album
Chicago 2000Brian Wilson2001Album
Live At The Roxy TheatreBrian Wilson2000Album
Project WilsonBrian Wilson2000Album
Bridge Benefit UnpluggedBrian Wilson2000Album
Wouldn't He Be Nice Guy?Brian Wilson2000Album
Pre-Show JittersBrian Wilson2000Album
Pet BowlBrian Wilson2000Album
Brian WIlson - Andy Paley Sessions Volume 2Brian Wilson2000Album
Hollywood BowlBrian Wilson2000Album
Brian Is BackBrian Wilson1999Album
Your ImaginationBrian Wilson1998Single
ImaginationBrian Wilson1998Album
ImaginationBrian Wilson1998Album
Imagination Words + MusicBrian Wilson1998Album
Soul SearchingBrian Wilson1996Album
Masterpiece Vol. 1Brian Wilson1996Compil.
I Just Wasn't Made For These TimesBrian Wilson1995Album
Sail AwayBrian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks1995Single
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - PromoBrian Wilson1995Album
I Just Wasn't Made For These TimesBrian Wilson1995Album
21 Little OnesBrian Wilson1995Compil.
Orange Crate ArtBrian Wilson And Van Dyke Parks1995Album
Do It AgainBrian Wilson1995Single
Sessions Vol.1 & 2 Sweet InsanityBrian Wilson1994Album
Sessions Vol. 3 & Vol. 4Brian Wilson1994Album
Come Back, BrianBrian Wilson1994Album
In My RoomBrian Wilson1994Compil.
The Wilson ProjectBrian Wilson1994Compil.
SessionsBrian Wilson1994Album
SolosBrian Wilson & The Beach Boys1990Album
Melt AwayBrian Wilson1989Single
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson1988Album
Words And MusicBrian Wilson1988Album
Night TimeBrian Wilson1988Single
Let It Shine/Walkin' The LineBrian Wilson1988Single
Love And MercyBrian Wilson1988Single
Brian Loves YouBrian Wilson1987Album
Let's Go To Heaven In My CarBrian Wilson1987Single
California Collectors Series Volume ThreeBrian Wilson / Jan Berry1982Single
Gettin' HungryBrian Wilson And Mike Love1967Single
Caroline, No / Summer Means New LoveBrian Wilson1966Single
California FeelingCarl And The Passions : Brian Wilson - Mike Love - Carl Wilson - Dennis Wilson - Alan JardineAlbum
UntitledNo Artist / No Artist / Crawdaddy MagazineSingle
Rhapsody In SummertimeBrian WilsonAlbum
Melbourne 2004Brian WilsonAlbum
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