Murry Wilson
American musician, producer
Murry Wilson
Murry Gage Wilson was an American musician and record producer, best remembered as the father of The Beach Boys members Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Carl Wilson, uncle of bandmate Mike Love, and the husband of Audree Wilson. Wilson was also the original manager of the band and served as their music publisher.
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Beach Boy Brian Wilson in concert in Napa - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
As a toddler, his father, Murry Wilson, beat Brian so brutally that Wilson says the complete loss of hearing in his right ear may be the result of being struck repeatedly in the head. Murry became the manager of the Beach Boys when they were starting
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Beach Boys guitarist David Marks reflects on childhood with the Wilsons and ... - Creative Loafing Atlanta
Google News - over 5 years
Was working with Murry Wilson as difficult as it has been portrayed over the years? I am one of the few who consistently defend Murry. He had faults and good characteristics like everyone else. I would rather him have not tricked me out of millions of
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Dos Beach Boys a Michael Jackson - odiario.com
Google News - over 5 years
Diz a lenda oficial que Murry Wilson faria uma viagem e deixou uma grana para os filhos se virarem. Em vez de arranjarem comida, os irmãos Brian, Dennis e Carl compraram instrumentos e, juntamente com um primo e um colega de escola, formaram o grupo
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Beach Boys: naissance d'un rêve californien - Les Inrocks
Google News - over 5 years
Murry Wilson, musicien du dimanche et père de famille, vit une vie rangée de vendeur de voitures et s'ennuie avec sa femme Audree et ses trois garçons. Compositeur sans talent, il n'a jamais réussi à se faire connaître. Il se venge sur ses enfants,
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Rock-Geschichte: 1963-64: Surfen, Sonne, Depressionen - Die Beach Boys - Derwesten.de
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Die Unterschriften konnten die damals Minderjährigen nicht selbst leisten, das tat Vater Murry Wilson. Ein folgenschwerer Vorgang: Der alte Wilson verwaltete auch die Rechte im Musikverlag der Beach Boys. Als Chuck Berry Tantiemen an „Surfin' USA“
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Pierre Gingras - Le Journal de Québec
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Murry Wilson, 55 ans, gérant des Beach Boys jusqu'en 1964. 1951. Serge Koussevitzky, 76 ans, chef d'orchestre russe naturalisé américain. 1948. Louis Lumière, chimiste et industriel français qui, avec son frère, Auguste, a inventé le cinéma, en 1895
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(Following Advance for Use Saturday, June 4) - Sify
Google News - over 5 years
In 1973, Murry Wilson, the father of Beach Boys Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, died of a heart attack at age 55. He managed the band at the beginning of its career. In 1984, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band released their "Born in the USA" album
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Life in The Cowsills was bright on the outside, misty on the inside for Bob ... - Ventura County Star
Google News - almost 6 years
"Our dad was a tough guy, along the lines of Murry Wilson with the Beach Boys, or Joe Jackson of the Jackson family," said Bob Cowsill, now 61 and a Woodland Hills resident, grandpa and businessman. Bob is still a successful musician, too,
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MUSIC; Pop History Revealed! Doing Splits!
NYTimes - almost 7 years
EVEN Michael Jackson couldn't find a copy. In an interview just before ''Thriller'' was released in 1982 Mr. Jackson begged a reporter to help him locate a rare videotape of a 1964 James Brown performance because, as Mr. Jackson said, ''he got so out of himself.'' Years later the producer Rick Rubin would describe this same appearance as possibly
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FILM REVIEW; Child Stars and a Pushy Dad
NYTimes - over 10 years
Even Joseph Jackson and Murry Wilson might have been impressed by the manic persistence of a man in Brazil named Francisco Camargo. Mr. Jackson and Mr. Wilson provided the somewhat fearsome fatherly pushing that propelled their children to success in, respectively, the Jackson 5 and the Beach Boys. But they had nothing on Mr. Camargo, whose
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Treacherous Undertow Mars an Endless Summer
NYTimes - almost 17 years
...And they'll be bummed, bummed, bummed now that Daddy took their manhood away. The Beach Boys, who churned out dozens of sunny pop hits in the 60's, have inspired a mini-series of almost unwatchable darkness. The group's fans know that the early upbeat success gave way to dark days that almost devoured the band's members, particularly its guiding
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Also of Note
NYTimes - about 21 years
Critics' choices of some other Manhattan gallery shows: PETER HUTCHINSON, Holly Solomon Gallery, 172 Mercer Street, at Houston Street, SoHo (through tomorrow). A retrospective of Conceptual photo works from 1962 to the present, along with large color collages in which mushrooms, mountains, cactuses and flowers are blended into impossible landscapes
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BRIAN WILSON; Surf's Up
NYTimes - over 21 years
To the Editor: Many rock stars turn to the magic of music when their sports dreams evaporate, but not so Brian Wilson [ "A Mysterious Pop Genius, Still Unsolved," Aug. 27 ] . His father, Murry Wilson, pushed Brian and his two brothers to excel. Brian was captain and quarterback of the Hawthorne High School football team. The author of the article,
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TELEVISION VIEW; A Mysterious Pop Genius, Still Unsolved
NYTimes - over 21 years
FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, I'VE listened to the Beach Boys with the anger of true love. Until now it has been a private torment, one that began when I first heard "Surfer Girl" coming through a car window in a parking lot in a small Iowa town in 1963. When people talk about the Beach Boys, they usually talk about surfing and teen-age girls with
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Beached Boy
NYTimes - over 25 years
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE My Own Story. By Brian Wilson with Todd Gold. Illustrated. 398 pp. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. $20. Brian Wilson's autobiography has more to do with scars than with stardom. As the songwriter and producer for the Beach Boys, in songs like "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around" and "Good Vibrations," Mr. Wilson invented a
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TV Weekend; A Time for Ratings, and Biographies
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Another sweeps period, another burst of what the networks consider big programming guns: it all gets under way again this Sunday. The hot item is television biography, with music yet. Another sweeps period, another burst of what the networks consider big programming guns: it all gets under way again this Sunday. The hot item is television
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BACK FROM THE BOTTOM
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: BRIAN WILSON IS ALONE. BRIAN WILSON IS ALONE. The reclusive leader and most famous member of the Beach Boys has just completed his daily six-mile morning jog along Pacific Coast Highway. His bodyguard was to have waited with him at the gatehouse of Southern California's Malibu Colony until my arrival; from there they were to guide me to
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BEACH BOYS' DENNIS WILSON, DRUMMER, DROWNS AT MARINA
NYTimes - about 33 years
Dennis Wilson, the drummer for the Beach Boys, whose ''surfing sound'' helped define an era in the 1960's for millions of young Americans, drowned today not far from the beaches where he became famous. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Mr. Wilson, who was 39 years old, was found in about 12 feet of water at the Marina del
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Murry Wilson
    FIFTIES
  • 1973
    Age 55
    On June 4, 1973, Wilson died at his home in Whittier, California after suffering a heart attack at the age of 55.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2004 interview with the UK newspaper, The Independent, Brian recalled his father: "He was the one who got us going. He didn't make us better artists or musicians, but he gave us ambition. I'm pleased he pushed us, because it was such a relief to know there was someone as strong as my dad to keep things going. He used to spank us, and it hurt too, but I loved him because he was a great musician." Engineer Chuck Britz said of Murry: "I was one of the few people who liked Murry. I always did. I admired him for the way he got the kids mad at him that made them also conscious of what they were trying to achieve. I realize that maybe he did it the wrong way, but at the same time, he did make them work as a team which was the way it should be."
  • FORTIES
  • 1964
    Age 46
    In 1964, his wife Audree left him and they separated. The marriage ended in divorce in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details After the Beach Boys' formation, Murry became the group's business manager, co-producer, and publisher in the early part of their career. Known as a domineering and manipulative man, Murry was a tough negotiator on the band's behalf, organizing a contract signing with Capitol Records. Wilson accompanied the group on their first Australasian tour in January 1964, and required that the band should not fraternize with women, use profanity, or drink alcoholic beverages. During his early years, Wilson charged the group $100 for breaking these requirements, but for this tour, he raised the fine to $1,000, which would subtract from the touring proceeds. At the time, Wilson's influence on the Beach Boys continued to ignite tensions within the group. In early April, following incidents involving the recording sessions of the singles "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "I Get Around", Brian relieved his father of his managerial duties. Even after Murry's formal business relationship with the Beach Boys ended, he remained in close contact with the group, letting Brian know his thoughts about the band's decisions. In 1966, Brian reflected, "We love the family thing – y'know: three brothers, a cousin and a friend is a really beautiful way to have a group – but the extra generation can become a hang-up." For the Beach Boys' album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965), Brian wrote a novelty song inspired by his father: "I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 34
    His biggest success came later with a dance song, "Two-Step Side-Step", which was featured by Lawrence Welk on his radio program in 1952 and covered on record by RCA Victor Western Swing artist Johnnie Lee Wills, as well as country music singer Bonnie Lou.
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote "I'll Hide My Tears", recorded in the early 1950s by doo-wop group the Jets, a reconfiguration of the Hollywood Flames. Brian stated in 2005 that people often misapprehend Murry as an untalented songwriter, but "he had talent, he sure did. He was a talented man. He had some music in him... My favorite song of his was one called 'His Little Darling and You'. It was a ballad." Wilson later founded a machining business, but maintained an active interest in music, which he passed along to his sons, encouraging them to learn to sing and play instruments. The Wilson brothers had a problematic relationship with their father. Many stories of abuse have surfaced, including a supposed incident where Murry hit Brian in the head with a 2×4, resulting in the permanent loss of hearing in his right ear.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 20
    He met his future wife, Audree Neva Korthof, while attending Washington High School; they were married on March 26, 1938.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson had a blue-collar background. As a young man, he worked at Southern California Gas Company until the birth of his first son Brian, after which he took a job as a foreman at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber factory, where he lost an eye in an industrial accident. During this period he began writing songs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born on July 2, 1917.
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