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Carl Wilson

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Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Seasonal, World

Born Dec. 21, 1946 in Hawthorne, CA, Carl Dean Wilson was the youngest of three sons by Murry Wilson, a frustrated songwriter and producer, and his wife, Audree. Like his older brother, Brian, Carl Wilson developed an interest in music at an early age after seeing Western swing guitarist Spade Cooley on his weekly television variety series, "The Hoffman Hayride" (KTLA, 1948-1957). He received his first guitar at the age of 12, and soon began working on basic rock-n-roll chords while experimenting with Brian on rudimentary recordings in their shared bedroom. In 1961, the 14-year-old Wilson reluctantly became the lead guitarist in a pop-rock group organized by Brian that included their brother... Continue Bio >>

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