Place of Death
Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death
Cancer (brain And Lung)
Claim to Fame
Lead Guitarist for The Beach Boys
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Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American rock and roll singer and guitarist, best known as a founding member, lead guitarist and sometime lead vocalist of The Beach Boys. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He was the younger brother of fellow Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
Wilson was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in early 1997. Despite his illness and chemotherapy treatments, Carl continued to perform after diagnosis. Carl played through the Beach Boys` entire summer tour which ended in the fall of 1997. He sat down most of the time and needed oxygen after every song, but he still had his unique voice. The only time he stood during concerts was when he sang "God Only Knows" to his fans. Carl Wilson lost his battle with cancer on February 6, 1998, just two months after the death of his mother, Audree Wilson. He was survived by his brother Brian, wife Gina (daughter of Dean Martin), and two sons by his first marriage, Justyn and Jonah.
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Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American rock and roll singer, guitarist and composer, best known as a founding member, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beach Boys. Wilson performed lead vocals on a number of notable songs by the Beach Boys, including "Good Vibrations" and "God Only Knows".
Brian Wilson (older brother), Dennis Wilson (older brother)
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Music Genre (Text)
Rock, pop, psychedelic rock, surf rock, soul
Vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, percussions, drums, harmonica
The Beach Boys, Gerry Beckley, Robert Lamm
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what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
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We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
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