Brian Wilson

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Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In addition to his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques, Wilson is known for his lifelong struggles with mental illness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Wilson has received more than 10,704,076 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Brian Wilson is the 47th most popular musician (down from 42nd in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from United States (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Musician.

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  • 35

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  • 9.94

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  • 1.97

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Among musicians, Brian Wilson ranks 47 out of 2,675. Before him are Roger Waters, Jimmy Page, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen. After him are Jon Lord, André Rieu, Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Wilson ranks 21Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, Dino Zoff, and Michael Haneke. After him are Brian Jones, Ted Kaczynski, Giorgio Agamben, Calvin Klein, Werner Herzog, and Daniel Barenboim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 314 out of 15,968. Before him are Roy Lichtenstein (1923), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Nick Nolte (1941), William Howard Taft (1857), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Kevin Costner (1955). After him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), and Anton LaVey (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 14Before him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), and Bruce Springsteen (1949). After him are Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), and Dean Martin (1917).

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