Dennis Wilson

American musician, member of the Beach Boys Dennis Wilson

Dennis Carl Wilson was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member and the drummer of The Beach Boys. He was a member of the group from its formation until his death in 1983. Dennis was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson, as well as cousin of Mike Love. His prominence in the group as a writer and lead vocalist increased as their careers went on into the late 1960s and 1970s.
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Marina del Rey

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Surf's up with Brian Wilson and Dick Dale this weekend - Ventura County Star
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Though Dale surfed, none of the original Beach Boys quintet did, save for Dennis Wilson. Admitted Brian: "I never tried it. I was too scared." But it was impossible not to get caught up in, be affected by or ignore the scene
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Video: Dolorean, "Black Hills Gold" - Willamette Week
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I'm not sure I have much to add to the conversation posted over at IFC (I guess this video is sorta an homage to Dennis Wilson? See, I never woulda got that), where this video premiered today, but I'm a huge Dolorean fan and anything the band comes up
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Exclusive premiere: Dolorean "Black Hills Gold" - IFC
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Dolorean's elegy to Dennis Wilson takes dark memories and holds them up to the light. Dolorean's fourth record, "The Unfazed," brings them to to the kind of rainy, but resolute mood that singer/songwriter Al James seems most comfortable in
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William Wilson - Sioux City Journal
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His children are Dennis Wilson, Maple Falls, Wash., Sherol Stephens and Bill of Sioux City, Paul Wilson and Susan, Battle Ground, Wash., and Tim Wilson and Rettie, Salt Lake City, Utah. He has seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren
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Beach Boy Brian Wilson in concert in Napa - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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The Beach Boys included Brian's brothers Carl and Dennis Wilson, both now deceased, and their cousin Mike Love, who now holds the rights to the name Beach Boys. But Brian was the creative force behind most of the band's hits: “Surfin' Safari,” “Help Me
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Beach Boys guitarist David Marks reflects on childhood with the Wilsons and ... - Creative Loafing Atlanta
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I also do a couple of Dennis Wilson's later originals because I can relate to the feelings he had when he was writing and recording them. You were 13 years old when you joined the Beach Boys in time for the group to sign its first contract with Capitol
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Watch Trailer for Documentary 'PUSH: Madison versus Madison' - Indie Wire (blog)
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The film documentary centers around the team's coach, Dennis Wilson, who serves as the main source of encouragement and inspiration for the team. The documentary has been well received at several festivals this year. It will screen this month at the
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From Pages Past 07/12/11 - Bloomington Pantagraph
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Dennis Wilson, also of Lexington, was the fastest qualifier. 50 years ago (1961): Ed Weaver, wielding his putter like he had invented the club, fired a 61 at Lakeside Country Club to break his own course record by two strokes
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5-Year-Old Central Texas Drowning Victim Identified - KWTX
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Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson said the boy was swimming with his father and other family members in a shallow area of water at Park 2 when he went under at around 2 pm Sunday. Not long after, his family noticed he was missing and found him in
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Waterbury man gets 7 years for New York robbery - Waterbury Republican American
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Late last week, a federal judge in White Plains sentenced 39-year-old Dennis Wilson to serve 87 months in prison, according to federal documents. Authorities say Wilson pleaded guilty to robbing the Putnam County Savings Bank in Brewster, NY,
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The Oakk Room - Buffalo Rising
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Now this Main Street restaurant location is home to The Oakk Room, a barbecue joint that is owned by Dennis Wilson (photo left) and Curtis McCutcheon. While running a restaurant successfully is a full time job in itself, the main ingredient for
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If everybody had an ocean, across Canada - Maple Ridge News
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As the lead singer of the tribute band California Beach Boys, he's equipped with a ready formula – the tunes written by the legends of surf music: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, David Marks, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston,
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Conn. man sentenced for NY bank robbery - Wall Street Journal
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Dennis Wilson, of Waterbury, Conn., previously pleaded guilty to robbing the Putnam County Savings Bank on Sept. 9, 2009. Wilson admitted that he displayed a BB gun while robbing the Brewster, NY, bank of about $26000. US Attorney Preet Bharara
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The next great biopics - Independent Online
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No, the talk these days is about Queen and Sam Cooke, 2Pac and Teddy Pendergrass, Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli's days in the Four Seasons and Brian Epstein's career managing the Beatles. A key factor – and this is a shift in the
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Brian Wilson Brings Surf, Sun and Gershwin to Winnipeg - Examiner.com
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I had the good fortune to see him perform with the original Beach Boys lineup (less drummer Dennis Wilson who passed away in 1983) at the Winnipeg Arena in the mid-80s and was knocked out from the opening bars of “California Girls” to the end of the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Wilson
    THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 38
    On December 28, 1983, 24 days after his 39th birthday, Dennis drowned at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, after drinking all day and then diving in the afternoon, to recover items he had thrown overboard at the marina from his yacht three years prior.
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    For a month prior to his death, Dennis had been homeless and living a nomadic life. In November 1983, he checked into a therapy center in Arizona for two days, and then on December 23, checked into St. John's Medical Hospital in Santa Monica, where he stayed until the evening of December 25.
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    He was proved wrong, and by 1983, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, and manager Tom Hulett had banned Dennis from performing with the group.
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  • 1977
    Age 32
    Following a confrontation on an airport tarmac, Dennis declared to Rolling Stone on September 3, 1977, that he had left the Beach Boys: "They kept telling me I had my solo album now, like I should go off in a corner and leave the Beach Boys to them.
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    He did occasionally perform his solo material on the 1977 Beach Boys tour.
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    Dennis released his debut solo album Pacific Ocean Blue in 1977.
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    By 1977, Dennis had amassed a stockpile of songs he had written and recorded while factions within the Beach Boys became too stressful for him.
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  • 1976
    Age 31
    Dennis was also married twice to actress Karen Lamm, the ex-wife of Chicago keyboardist Robert Lamm, in 1976 and again in 1978.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 29
    In 1974, concurrent with the success of the '60s hits compilation Endless Summer, Dennis returned to his role behind the drums.
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  • 1973
    Age 28
    The 1973 live album The Beach Boys in Concert features only Dennis onstage among thousands of fans on the album cover; however, none of his songs were included in the lineup.
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  • 1971
    Age 26
    In 1971, Dennis injured his hand badly enough to prevent him from playing drums for some time.
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  • 1970
    Age 25
    On December 4, 1970, Dennis released his first piece of solo material, a little-known single released only in Europe and the UK under the name "Dennis Wilson & Rumbo."
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  • 1968
    Age 23
    In late 1968, Dennis reported to journalists,
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    In 1968, Dennis was driving through Malibu when he noticed two female hitchhikers, Patricia Krenwinkel and Ella Jo Bailey.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 18
    Early in 1963 Dennis teamed with Brian's former collaborator Gary Usher, a neighbor in Hawthorne who became a prolific creative figure in surf music recording and, later, folk.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1944.
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