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Carl Wilson

Wilson in 1970
Background information
Birth name Carl Dean Wilson
Born (1946-12-21)December 21, 1946
Hawthorne, California, US
Died February 6, 1998(1998-02-06) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Years active 1961–1998
Labels Capitol, Caribou, Transparent Music
Associated acts The Beach Boys, Gerry Beckley, Robert Lamm, Kenny & the Cadets
Website carlwilsonfoundation.org
Notable instruments

Epiphone Riviera
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar
Fender Telecaster
Rickenbacker 360/12
Epiphone Casino
Wurlitzer Electric Piano

I thought Jimi Hendrix... was just phenomenal.
In the early part of the '60s I was influenced by the Ventures.
First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
Carl Wilson
I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick.
Carl Wilson
Sure, we've had our fair share of ups and downs, but I don't know if we've had more than any other rock band… we just have a way of getting ourselves into hot water.
Carl Wilson
I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.
Carl Wilson