We remember Brian Wilson who was born in California on this day in 1942. Brian started The Beach Boys with his brothers, Carl and Dennis, plus Mike Love and Al Jardine. The band was one of the most successful US pop groups of our generation.
"Wilson was the primary songwriter in the Beach Boys, also functioning as the band's main producer, composer, and arranger.
In 1988, Wilson and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which refers to Wilson on its website as "One of the few undisputed geniuses in popular music."
In 2008, Rolling Stone Magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time, and Wilson was ranked at #52." (Wikipedia)