Brian Wilson (full name Brian Douglas Wilson) was born 20th June 1942 and is the main songwriter and head of the world famous group The Beach Boys. He wrote an abundance of Top 40 hits including: "Surfin' Safari", "Surfin' USA", "Shut Down", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Be True to Your School", "In My Room", "Fun, Fun, Fun", "I Get Around", "Dance Dance Dance", "Help Me Rhonda", "California Girls" and "Good Vibrations".
The Beach Boys consist of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks who have been producing pop songs for over 50 years.The group formed in 1961 and signed a deal with Capital Records in 1962. Brian Wilson retired from touring in 1965 when Bruce Johnston joined the band.
It was in the early ‘60s The Beach Boys rose to fame when they recorded their seminal “Surfin USA” #3 (USA) and they became one of the top-ranking bands of the time. Brian Wilson went on to work with other bands during the ‘60s including The Honeys, Sharon Marie, The Timers, and The Survivors as well working with The Beach Boys.
During his experimental time Brian Wilson created a new project: Pet Sounds. During this time he continued to write songs for The Beach Boys and he created “Good Vibrations” and the classics "I Get Around" and "Help Me, Rhonda”. The Beach Boys faced a royalty’s battle with their record label, and at the same time faced competition from British band The Beatles as well as Brian Wilson’s declining health with mental health issues.
By the lates‘60s/’70s he had been admitted to psychiatric unit but stabilised for a short while and his father passed away and this pushed Brian Wilson into the perils of darkness and deprivation.
The ‘80s saw Brian Wilson diagnosed with bipolar disease and in the late ‘80s, worked on solo material but failed to live up to the success of The Beach Boys earlier music.
Returning to a more stable condition in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Brian Wilson returned to one of his original projects – Smile. It brought him back from the brink and spawned a DVD and number of single and album sets.
In 2009 Brian Wilson was commissioned to put together a classical offering of Gershwin compositions. He released Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin and reached number 1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. His next project was the album In The Key Of Disney.
In 2011, rumours of The Beach Boys reuniting for a tour were circulating, and in June 2012 the group announced their 50th anniversary worldwide tour.