Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson


Brian Wilson is an American Musician, Singer, Songwriter who is co-founded “the Beach boys”, born on June 20, 1942, In California, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Murry Wilson and Audree Wilson. His father was musician and mechanism. He has two siblings, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.

Personal Life:

He has been married two times. First, In 1964, He married Marilyn Rovell. The couple has two daughters. In 1979, They divorced. In 1995, He married car saleswoman and former model Melinda Kae Ledbetter. The couple has adopted two sons named Dylan and Dash. Now, She has serves as his manager.


Wilson had attended Hawthorne High School. After he had graduated from high school, He had started attending El Camino College in September 1960, pursuing a degree in psychology and continuing with his music studies.


Brian Wilson and his group had first performed under the name the Pendletones and published their first single titled ‘Surfin’ through Candix Records, who, outwardly permission from any of the band members, changed the group’s name to the Beach Boys. The band had finally signed with Capitol Records and through them and had released their debut album, ‘Surfin’ Safari’, On October 1, 1962. It had been a success, reaching no. 32 at one point on the US charts. In March 1963, The album ‘Surfin’ U.S.A’ which had been released next, which had been their first album to be certified Gold by RIAA. They became a national sensation after this. Between 1963 and 1966, the Beach Boys had released eight more albums, including ‘Surfer Girl’, ‘Little Deuce Coupe’, ‘Shut Down Volume 2’, ‘All Summer Long’, ‘The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album’ and ‘The Beach Boys Today!. In the 1970s, After his father’s death, Wilson had become more reclusive and became a shadow of his past self. In 1988, He had published his first self-titled album. Then he had also released 10 more albums in the same year. After his both brother’s death, Brian had gone to focus on his solo career.

Brian Wilson

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name is Brian Douglas Wilson.
  • His two dogs at the time had been named Banana and Louie.

Master Stroke:

  • While the album ‘Pet Sounds’ had got a warm response from the critics and fans alike originally in the United States, It had received glowing reviews and massive commercial success in the UK.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1988, He honored the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.
  • In 2000, He honored the “Songwriter Hall of Fame”.
  • In 2006, He honored “UK Music Hall of Fame”.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Brian Wilson, Build community and collaborate. Always be gentle in leadership.

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