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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. Often called a genius for his novel approaches to pop composition, extraordinary musical aptitude, and mastery of recording techniques, he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the 20th century. His best-known work is distinguished for its high production values, complex harmonies and orchestrations, layered vocals, and introspective or ingenuous themes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Wilson has received more than 14,524,755 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Brian Wilson is the 48th most popular musician (down from 47th in 2019), the 283rd most popular biography from United States (up from 314th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Musician.

Brian Wilson is most famous for being the leader of the Beach Boys. He is also known for his songwriting, producing, and arranging skills.

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  • 39

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  • 10.47

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  • 1.97

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Among musicians, Brian Wilson ranks 48 out of 2,662Before him are Benny Andersson, John Deacon, B.B. King, Sting, Lemmy, and Vladimir Horowitz. After him are Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Isaac Albéniz, Baroness Mary Vetsera, and Chuck Berry.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Wilson ranks 23Before him are Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, Ted Kaczynski, Ronnie James Dio, and Brian Jones. After him are Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Calvin Klein, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Werner Herzog, and Ian McShane.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 283 out of 18,182Before him are Andrew Johnson (1808), George Marshall (1880), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Diane Keaton (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), and Angelina Jolie (1975). After him are Bette Davis (1908), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Nick Nolte (1941), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Norbert Wiener (1894), and Shirley MacLaine (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Brian Wilson ranks 12Before him are Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and B.B. King (1925). After him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Chuck Berry (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Chet Baker (1929), and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959).

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