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Dennis Wilson

1944 - 1983

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Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their drummer and as the middle brother of bandmates Brian and Carl Wilson. Dennis was the only true surfer in the Beach Boys, and his personal life exemplified the "California Myth" that the band's early songs often celebrated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Wilson has received more than 7,266,269 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Dennis Wilson is the 453rd most popular musician (up from 475th in 2019), the 2,471st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,527th in 2019) and the 138th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Dennis Wilson ranks 453 out of 2,662Before him are Richie Sambora, Jacob Gade, Billy Ray Cyrus, Loreena McKennitt, King Oliver, and Dick Taylor. After him are Bill Ward, Isao Tomita, Manitas de Plata, Yann Tiersen, Philly Joe Jones, and Roger Hodgson.

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Among people born in 1944, Dennis Wilson ranks 163Before him are Frances de la Tour, Michel Polnareff, John Glover, Masanobu Izumi, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Leif Segerstam. After him are G. W. Bailey, Bernard Tschumi, Herbert Wimmer, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Kelly Bishop, and Pierre Deligne. Among people deceased in 1983, Dennis Wilson ranks 64Before him are László Budai, Benigno Aquino Jr., Piero Sraffa, Vladimir Gelfand, Ross Macdonald, and Walter Stennes. After him are Miguel Alemán Valdés, Donald Maclean, Tino Rossi, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Dalio, and Arno Babajanian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Wilson ranks 2,471 out of 18,182Before him are J. T. Walsh (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Chris Pine (1980), Peter Diamond (1940), Percy Sledge (1941), and Tina Aumont (1946). After him are William M. Branham (1909), Philip Sheridan (1831), Barbara Bain (1931), Katherine Heigl (1978), Ron Johnson (1955), and Eddie Adams (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dennis Wilson ranks 138Before him are Tom Fogerty (1941), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Dexter Gordon (1923), Richie Sambora (1959), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), and King Oliver (1881). After him are Philly Joe Jones (1923), Captain Beefheart (1941), Jason Newsted (1963), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Tommy Bolin (1951), and Pat Metheny (1954).