Initially overshadowed in the Beach Boys by his brothers Brian and Carl, Dennis Wilson later matured into an excellent songwriter, producer, and vocalist. Though he only released one LP before drowning at the age of 39, his assortment of heart-rending ballads and pop curios were major assets to the Beach Boys' late-'60s and early-'70s output. Born in Inglewood, California in 1944, Dennis was the middle of the three Wilson brothers, also including Brian (b. 1942) and Carl (b. 1946). While growing up, Dennis was the rebel of the family, constantly in trouble with the notoriously harsh Wilson father Murry. Dennis was also the closest person to a true surfer Brian knew, though his lack of musical talent made him a liability when the band was formed. Stuck on the drums since Brian played bass and Carl was on guitar, he played a rudimentary ...
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