Carl Wilson

1946 - 1998

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Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the younger brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Wilson has received more than 2,953,798 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Carl Wilson is the 877th most popular singer (up from 927th in 2019), the 4,980th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,867th in 2019) and the 254th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Carl Wilson ranks 877 out of 3,541Before him are Dave Benton, Suraphol Sombatcharoen, Lauritz Melchior, Toni Braxton, Blixa Bargeld, and Burning Spear. After him are Haykanoush Danielyan, Anneke Grönloh, Garou, Irmgard Seefried, Davorin Popović, and Angela Gossow.

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Among people born in 1946, Carl Wilson ranks 324Before him are Hanna Suchocka, Francis Goya, Ruth Fuchs, Michel Delpech, Alexander Kaidanovsky, and Kirsti Sparboe. After him are Andrew Davis, Christopher Hampton, Wubbo Ockels, Davorin Popović, Roland Sandberg, and Joel Camargo. Among people deceased in 1998, Carl Wilson ranks 154Before him are Michael Tippett, Bobo Brazil, Mary Cartwright, Héctor Vilches, Maurice Schumann, and Lilí Álvarez. After him are Fritz Buchloh, Phil Hartman, Jean Shiley, Ludvík Daněk, Théodore Sindikubwabo, and Nicholas Kurti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Wilson ranks 4,980 out of 15,968Before him are John Terry (1950), W. C. Handy (1873), Daniel J. Boorstin (1914), Nancy Kerrigan (1969), Alexander Payne (1961), and James Marsters (1962). After him are Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Andrew Davis (1946), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Emma Roberts (1991), Steven Zaillian (1953), and D'arcy Wretzky (1968).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Carl Wilson ranks 254Before him are Merle Haggard (1937), Demi Lovato (1992), Patti LaBelle (1944), Belinda Carlisle (1958), Andrea True (1943), and Toni Braxton (1967). After him are Cat Power (1972), Nate Dogg (1969), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Steve Porcaro (1957), Ann Wilson (1950), and LL Cool J (1968).