Dennis Wilson

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1990s
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4 December 1944, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 28 December 1983, California, USA. The former drummer with the Beach Boys started to develop as a notable songwriter during the late 60s when his elder brother, Brian Wilson, became less prolific. Dennis blossomed showing a hitherto unseen sensitivity which had always been clouded by his wild nature and legendary womanizing. On Friends he composed ‘Little Bird’ and the hymn-like ‘Be Still’ and although both songs were painfully short, the talent was unfolding. He showed his class on Sunflower in 1970 and again in 1972 with Carl And The Passions-So Tough. On the former he delivered four songs but the jewel in the crown was ‘Forever’, one of the finest Beach Boys songs of all time - simple yet effective lines such as ‘If every word I said could make you laugh, I’d talk forever’ indicated Dennis was the true romantic of the group. ‘Cuddle Up’ from So Tough was...

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