Carl Wilson
American guitarist, singer, and member of the Beach Boys
Carl Wilson
Carl Dean Wilson 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". Carl Wilson was the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson and cousin of Beach Boy Mike Love.
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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours
NPR - about 2 months
"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch. (Image credit: Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)
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The Wet Darlings Set to Celebrate Columbus Daze With the Rest of America
Huffington Post - over 1 year
What happens when a band emerges as a hometown favorite smack dab in the middle of Ohio before finding mainstream success? If you're Columbus and they're the Wet Darlings, you might try to keep it to yourself.  In the city named for that Italian explorer who let the word out about the New World, the supportive rock residents have kept a tight grip on their little Darlings since the explosive quartet emerged in 2008. With the national release of Beautiful Things on Oct. 23, it'll be time to let go and share them with everyone else.  Of course, that's as long as these four Ohioans who celebrate a spirit of fierce independence decide they really want to break out of their protective cocoon and spread their wings.  Guitarist Bill Patterson, a Columbus native, founded the band seven years ago with bass-playing younger brother Joe after finding their future front-woman, goaded by peer pressure and liquid encouragement, bravely belting out Beyonce in a local karaoke bar.  The group ...
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CRICKET: Unbeaten stand of 192 sees Lincolnshire ease past Shropshire
Horncastle News - almost 2 years
Lincolnshire County Cricket squad entertained Shropshire in their third Knockout Competition match of the season at Bracebridge Heath knowing that victory was crucial to their hopes of progressing to the quarter final stage. Shropshire won the toss and elected to bat first. Immediately Lincolnshire captain David Lucas struck removing opener Lockley for a duck. Debutant Alex Willerton removed Evans, also for a duck, and Lucas struck again shortly afterwards as the visitors fell to 31 for 3. Shropshire’s best stand then followed as James Ralph (50) and Robbie Clarke (56) added 79 for the fourth wicket. The visitors progressed steadily to 201 for 5 with Simon Gregory making 33 and Gurman Randhawa 31 before David Lucas returned to the attack to finish with 6 for 49 as Shropshire collapsed to 221 all out in their final over, losing their last five wickets for 20 runs. Lincolnshire’s innings started in similar fashion to that of the visitors as they also slumped to 31 for 3, with Anis ...
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FOOTBALL: Richardson ready to lead Woodhall Spa bid
Horncastle News - almost 2 years
Defender Tom Richardson will be aiming to help Woodhall Spa United register back-to-back wins in the Premier Division of the Boston and District League tomorrow (Saturday). Richardson and his teammates will entertain Billinghay Athletic at Abbey Lane, just seven days after an emphatic 4-0 win against bottom club Mareham United. Richardson, a centre back, grabbed two of the goals in that win with Alex Abraham and Ian Draper also on target. Billinghay, pushing for a top four place, will present a much tougher test for United who are still next to bottom in the top flight although they have up to seven games in hand on many of their rivals. Mareham don’t have a fixture tomorrow. In Division One, on-song Coningsby travel to struggling Fosdyke looking to keep their outside chance of promotion going. Aaron McConnell and Carl Wilson were on target in a 2-1 win for Coningsby last week against Sleaford Colts. In Division Three, Coningsby Reserves are due to entertain Kirton Town Reserves ...
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Lobster Disease Creeps Up The Coast
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of Maine. The number of lobsters suffering from shell disease remains tiny in Maine — only three out of every 1,000 lobsters sampled last year had the disease. But scientists and lobstermen are concerned because the prevalence grew fivefold from 2010 to 2012. The disease, which is not harmful to humans, first became noticeable in southern New England waters in the 1990s. About one in every three or four lobsters caught in waters off southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island in recent years has been diseased. Carl Wilson, the state lobster biologist with the Department of Marine Resources, said people should be concerned — but not alarmed — by the numbers. People who look only at the percentage ...
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Eliot Van Buskirk: 33 1/3 Books Are Exactly What Music Needs
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Hey, look, some band released an album. Why should you care? Maybe you shouldn't, but sometimes you do. If this happens to you, this whole caring-about-an-album-a-lot thing, the 33 1/3 series of books from Bloomsbury (see also: the blog) can be an invaluable resource. These small books detail the stories behind many of history's most legendary albums. The series is still going strong, 86 books in. In this lucky age, when music fans can hear just about anything ever recorded in seconds, these books provide deep context that is too often missing. They should probably be apps. Eliot Van Buskirk, How did the idea for the 33 1/3 series come about? David Barker, Bloomsbury Publishing: I published a series called Continuum Contemporaries back in the late '90s/early '00s -- they were short critical guides to contemporary works of fiction. The works covered had a good range, including White Teeth, The Secret History, Underworld, Paradise, Infinite Jest and even ...
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Boston Saturday League: Wyberton hit six in Lincs Junior Cup
Boston Standard - over 4 years
NEIL Johnson’s weekly round-up of local league action... MASON Bros Lincs Junior Cup DAN White and Ben Jacques both hit two goals in Wyberton’s comfortable 6-0 home win against BBM of Scunthorpe. Curtis Yeatman and Dan Maddison were also on target for the home side. WRANGLE United hosted Blues Club from Gainsborough, booking their place in the next round with a 5-2 win. After going a goal down , Wrangle grabbed five goals. Chris Shipley pounced from close range after Sam Duff’s header had been parried out by the keeper, before Owen Morgan glanced home a header. Karolis Andriulionis scored with a deflected shot, Shipley netted his second from 25 yards and Lemos Pereira scored an individual goal before the visitors pulled a goal back. OLD Doningtonians needed a late extra-time goal to snatch victory against Crowle Town Colts following a 3-2 home win. Crowle opened the scoring before Dave Slaughter levelled with a fierce 25-yard free-kick. The Dons went 2-1 ahead before Crowle ...
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Premier stars donate kit
Fenland Citizen - over 4 years
Premier League players have donated a new set of football kit to Tydd St. Mary FC Under 8’s as a part of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme. Tydd St Mary FC is one of over 1,000 teams to receive the kits after successfully applying. The Scheme is supported by the squads of all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs to provide U16 clubs, schools and youth organisations in England and Wales with free Nike football kit and equipment. Every Premier League squad donated £25,000 to create a £500,000 fund. A new application phase is now open and any clubs interested should log on to Tydd St. Mary are looking for new players for their current teams ages from 6 right through to 9. Contact Carl Wilson on 07909 526563 for more details..
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New Arnold CVS Draws Residents' Concerns
Baoadneck Patch - over 4 years
A community meeting for a proposed CVS Pharmacy in Arnold drew a standing-room only crowd on Wednesday. The business would be built at 1500 Ritchie Highway, where the Furniture Solution is currently located. The developer for the CVS proposal, JC BAR Properties Inc., said the Furniture Solution's 30,000-square-foot building would be demolished, and a 13,200-square-foot CVS would be built in its place. The developers also plan to add trees and shrubbery to the parking lot and surroundings, and move the entrance on Arnold Road back a few feet to help ease traffic congestion in the area. But that wasn't enough to assuage the concerns of most people in the audience. "A lot of people get trapped coming out of Arnold Station trying to turn left," said Elizabeth Rosborg, president of the Arnold Preservation Council. Carl Wilson, a traffic engineer, said they had studied the intersection of Arnold Road and Ritchie Highway, and considered it to be operating at "an acceptable l ...
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California inmate dead after attack by prison cellmate
Fox News - over 4 years
California prison officials say an inmate serving time in Corcoran State Prison for murder is dead after he was attacked by his cellmate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says inmate Shawn Keith Wilson was pronounced dead Tuesday after at a hospital outside the prison. Officials say the 35-year-old Wilson was attacked in his cell on Saturday by his cellmate, 27-year-old Chad Michael Carl. Wilson had been serving a 16-year to life term for second-degree murder in San Diego County since July 1999. Carl, from Los Angeles County, had been at the prison for about five years, serving a 27-year to life term for vehicle theft with a prior conviction.   Officials say the exact cause of death has not yet been determined.
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The Beach Boys: Setting the Record Straight
Paste Magazine - almost 5 years
Imagine that you’re Carl Wilson in the summer of 1961, a chubby 14-year-old kid, between your freshman and sophomore years in high school, with a young boy’s enthusiasm for guitarists like Chuck Berry and Dick Dale.
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Leeds: Woman sexually assaulted by ‘teen in school uniform’
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
A woman was sexually assaulted by a teenager in school uniform as she walked through an underpass in Leeds. Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to after the 22-year-old woman was sexually touched as she used an underpass on York Road. The incident happened on Thursday, February 23, just after 8am. The woman had entered an underpass on the Burmantofts side of York Road and close to Haslewood Drive. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman told the YEP: “As the victim was about to enter the tunnel she stepped to one side to allow the suspect to pass. At this point she was physically pushed by the suspect before being sexually touched. The victim then shouted at the suspect who laughed before walking off in the direction of the Hazlewoods.” The man is described as white male aged in his teens and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a school uniform with a blazer. Any witnesses or anyone recognising the e-fit is asked to contact PC Carl Wilson at the Burmantofts and ...
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Review: Beach Boys reunite for one last surfin’ safari
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
David Marks, Mike Love and Al Jardine perform during the Beach Boys' concert stop at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. (Veda Jo Jenkins / It was the concert most Beach Boys fans thought would never happen. After all the lawsuits and acrimony among the surviving members of this dysfunctional family band, nobody expected to see Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston on stage together again. But about a year ago, Wilson began hinting in interviews that financial considerations might bring him back in the mix to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary. The promoters must have ponied up because the Boys have been everywhere lately — an appearance on the Grammys, singing the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium, a new album out in June and this 66-date world tour, which stopped at the Seminole Hard Rock Live on Friday night. The money was on display here, too — in the visual bling of a large drive-in-like screen and surfboard-ringed ...
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'It's Just All About Those Group Harmonies'
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
BURBANK, Calif. — A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion – this one consisting of himself and fellow founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as longtime players Bruce Johnston and David Marks. After decades of prolonged separations, legal spats and near reunions, the core Beach Boys are back together, both on stage and for an upcoming new album. Their rebirth, which became a reality earlier this year when the group performed "Good Vibrations" with Maroon 5 and Foster the People at the Grammys, has reawakened musical memories for 69-year-old Jardine. "When I'm rehearsing over there, I'm hearing stuff I haven't performed for many years," Jardine said during a recent break from rehearsals for the iconic band's 50th anniversary tour, which kicked off last week in Tucson, Ariz. "It's wonderful to rediscover the music that way. When you're recording three albums a year, as we did in th ...
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Boost life with superfood
District- The Student Voice of S - almost 5 years
Carol Wilson demonstrates a superfood recipe. Photo by Teri Schell. By Kim Wade Are you already feeling the strain of the new spring quarter? Is it already a struggle to focus on your classes or wake up in the morning? Maybe you never caught up on your rest during spring break. Carol Wilson of Superfood Soul Kitchen may have the recipe you need to get your body working more efficiently and help keep you out of the doctor’s office this quarter. On Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m., you can find Wilson at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market wielding a blender, mixing fresh, healthy superfood samples for a free cooking demo. The demo is part of the market’s “Bring it Home” program, a campaign designed to encourage all members of the community, especially low-income families, to strengthen their bodies through the combination of exercise and a healthy diet. Shoppers participate in an on-site exercise activity and Wilson’s superfood demonstration. Since it’s free, you won’t have to stretch y ...
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Does All This Nostalgia Necessarily Mark the End of Nostalgia? - The L Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Carl Wilson mentioned it briefly in his outstanding Times piece, but I'm not sure I agree with his reasoning. "It's hard to sentimentalize subjects like crack and the Rodney King riots," he argues, and well, yes, that is definitely very true
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Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons put harmony on display at Mountain ... - Scranton Times-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The latter's voice, Mr. Love said, "sounds remarkably like" original Beach Boy Carl Wilson, who died in 1998. The group plays well over 100 concerts a year, and just returned from a series of dates in Europe, Mr. Love said. "All over the world,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carl Wilson
  • 1998
    Age 51
    Carl died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family, on February 6, 1998, just two months after the death of his mother, Audree Wilson.
    More Details Hide Details He was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Beckley-Lamm-Wilson album, Like a Brother, was finally released in 2000, and Carl's late recordings continue to appear. Brian's album Gettin' in Over My Head (2004) features Carl's vocal from the unreleased Beach Boys song "Soul Searchin'", with new backing vocals recorded by Brian. The original Beach Boys version, sourced from a cancelled attempt at a new Beach Boys album in late 1995, was eventually released in the Made in California (2013) box set, along with another 1995 track titled "You're Still a Mystery", which features Carl in the vocal blend. In 2010, bandmate Al Jardine released his first solo album, A Postcard From California, which includes a similarly reconstructed track, "Don't Fight The Sea", featuring one of the last vocals Carl recorded. Carl can also be heard on the continual stream of Beach Boys archival releases, most notably as a central voice in the November 2011 release of The Smile Sessions.
  • 1997
    Age 50
    He played and sang throughout the Beach Boys' entire summer tour which ended in the fall of 1997.
    More Details Hide Details During the performances, he sat on a stool, but he stood while singing "God Only Knows".
    A cigarette smoker since the age of 13, Carl was diagnosed with lung cancer after becoming ill at his vacation home in Hawaii, in early 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his illness, Carl continued to perform while undergoing chemotherapy.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, Carl told Michael Feeney Callan his hope was to record new material by Brian. "Speaking for myself", he told Callan, "I only want to record inspired music".
    More Details Hide Details Carl continued recording through the 1990s and participated in the Don Was-led recordings of Brian's "Soul Searchin" and "You're Still a Mystery", songs conceived as the basis of a cancelled Brian Wilson/Beach Boys album. He also recorded the album Like a Brother with Robert Lamm and Gerry Beckley, while continuing to tour with the Beach Boys until the last months of his life.
  • 1988
    Age 41
    In 1988, the Beach Boys scored their biggest chart success in more than 20 years with the US Number 1 song "Kokomo", co-written by Mike Love, on which Carl sang lead in the chorus.
    More Details Hide Details After this, Love increasingly dominated the band's recorded output and became the driving force behind the album Summer in Paradise (1993), the first and only Beach Boys album with no input from Brian in any form.
  • 1987
    Age 40
    Wilson was married twice: first to Annie Hinsche, sister of frequent Beach Boys sideman Billy Hinsche, then in 1987 to Dean Martin's daughter Gina (born December 20, 1956).
    More Details Hide Details With Annie, Wilson had two sons, Jonah (born 1969) and Justyn (born 1971). It was during the breakup of his and Annie's marriage that Carl wrote "Angel Come Home" which, according to co-writer Geoffrey Cushing-Murray, was about Wilson's grief over separating from his wife during the incessant touring with the Beach Boys. His marriage to Gina lasted until his death, and she accompanied him on all of his touring duties. Wilson had an Irish Setter named Shannon, whose death inspired the emotional 1975 hit song "Shannon" by Henry Gross.
  • 1985
    Age 38
    The Beach Boys' 1985 eponymous album prominently featured Wilson's lead vocals and songwriting, highlighted by his "It's Gettin' Late" (another top 20 Adult Contemporary hit) and the "Heaven"-like "Where I Belong".
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  • 1981
    Age 34
    Wilson frequently performed that song and "Rockin' All Over the World" (from the same album), as well as "Heaven" from the 1981 album, at Beach Boys' concerts in the 1980s. "Heaven" was always announced as a tribute to brother Dennis, who drowned in December 1983.
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    Thereafter, he joined the Doobie Brothers as opening act for their 1981 summer tour.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson recorded a second solo album, Youngblood, in a similar vein, but by the time of its release in 1983 he had rejoined the Beach Boys. Although Youngblood did not chart, a single, the John Hall-penned "What You Do To Me", peaked at number 72, making Wilson the second Beach Boy to land a solo single on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the song cracked the top 20 on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    Though Carl had written surf instrumentals for the band in the early days, he did not get into his stride as a songwriter until the 1971 album Surf's Up, for which he composed "Long Promised Road" and "Feel Flows", with lyrics by the band's then manager Jack Rieley.
    More Details Hide Details Carl considered "Long Promised Road" his first real song. After producing the majority of Carl and the Passions – "So Tough" (1972) and Holland (1973), Carl's leadership role diminished somewhat, due to Brian's brief public reemergence and because of Carl's own substance abuse problems. For L.A. (Light Album) (1979), Carl contributed three songs, among them "Good Timin'", co-written with Brian five years earlier, which became a Top 40 American hit. Carl's main writing partner in the late 1970s was Geoffrey Cushing-Murray, but for Keepin' the Summer Alive (1980) he wrote with Randy Bachman of the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Carl told Michael Feeney Callan, writer-director of the RTÉ 1993 documentary The Beach Boys Today (a celebration of the Beach Boys' 30th anniversary), that Bachman was his favorite writing partner, accordingly: "Basically because he rocked, and I love to rock".
  • 1969
    Age 22
    In 1969, the Beach Boys' rendition of "I Can Hear Music" was the first track produced solely by Carl Wilson.
    More Details Hide Details By then, he had effectively become the band's in-studio leader, producing the bulk of the albums during the early 1970s.
  • 1966
    Age 19
    Following his lead vocal performance on "God Only Knows" in 1966, Carl was increasingly lead vocalist for the band, a role previously dominated by Mike Love and Brian.
    More Details Hide Details He sang leads on the singles "Good Vibrations", "Darlin'", and "Wild Honey". Starting with the album Wild Honey, Brian requested that Carl become more involved in the Beach Boys' records.
  • 1965
    Age 18
    His playing can be heard on tracks like 1965's "Girl Don't Tell Me" and 1966's "That's Not Me".
    More Details Hide Details After Brian's retirement from touring in 1965, Carl became the musical director of the band onstage. Contracts at that time stipulated that promoters hire "Carl Wilson plus four other musicians".
  • 1964
    Age 17
    By the end of 1964, he was diversifying, favoring the 12-string Rickenbacker that was also notably used by Roger McGuinn in establishing the sound of the Byrds and by George Harrison of The Beatles during this era.
    More Details Hide Details Dave Marsh, in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll (1976), stated that Pete Townshend of The Who expanded on both R&B and white rock "influenced heavily by Beach Boy Carl Wilson " Carl's lead vocals in the band's first three years were infrequent. Although all members of the band played on their early recordings, Brian began to employ experienced session musicians to play on the group's instrumental tracks by 1965. Unlike the other members of the band, Carl often played alongside with session musicians. He also recorded his individual guitar leads during the Beach Boys' vocal sessions, with his guitar plugged directly into the soundboard.
  • 1946
    Born on December 21, 1946.
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