Dennis Wilson (I) (1944–1983)

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Dennis Wilson was born in Hawthorne, California in 1944 to Audree and Murry Wilson. The middle of three brothers, Dennis was rebellious and argumentative; he often acknowledged that he was the Wilsons' "black sheep." He joined America's band, The Beach Boys, when his mother pushed his brothers to let him play with them, although at first he ... See full bio »

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Carlito's Way Soundtrack
Evolution Soundtrack
Marley & Me Soundtrack
Two-Lane Blacktop The Mechanic


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 1976 The Beach Boys: That Same Song (Music Video)
Dennis Wilson
 1972 The Beach Boys: You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone (Music Video)
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 1971 The Beach Boys: Don't Go Near the Water (Music Video)
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 1971 The Beach Boys: Long Promised Road (Music Video)
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 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop
The Mechanic
 1969 The Beach Boys: Break Away (Music Video)
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 1968 The Beach Boys: Friends (Music Video)
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 1968 The Beach Boys: Wake the World (Music Video)
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 1968 The Beach Boys: Do It Again (Music Video)
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 1966 The Beach Boys: God Only Knows (Music Video)
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 1966 The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations (Music Video)
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 1966 The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations (Version 2) (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Album: "Pacific Ocean Blue" (Caribou Records). See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Beach Boys | Dennis


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Shawn Marie Love  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[in the sleeve notes for The Beach Boys 1964 album, "All Summer Long"] "They say I live a fast life. Maybe I just like a fast life. I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. It won't last forever, either. But the memories will."


Had four children. Daughter, Jennifer Wilson, was born in 1967, sons Michael Wilson on 19 February 1971, Carl Wilson on 31 December 1972 and Gage Wilson on 3 September 1982. He also adopted his first wife Carol's son, Scott, as his own in the mid-sixties. See more »


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