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 6,130,572 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Dennis Wilson is the 475th most popular musician (up from 626th in 2019), the 2,528th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,026th in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Dennis Wilson ranks 475 out of 2,675Before him are John Frusciante, Duane Allman, Gil Evans, Clifford Brown, Antonio Bazzini, and Krystian Zimerman. After him are Riccardo Cocciante, Captain Beefheart, Wendy Carlos, Elvis Costello, Jacques Loussier, and Alvin Lee.

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Among people born in 1944, Dennis Wilson ranks 161Before him are Carlos Pace, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Peter Lindbergh, John Newcombe, James Heckman, and Christine Chubbuck. After him are Alvin Lee, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Norodom Ranariddh, Christian de Portzamparc, John Glover, and Nana Akufo-Addo. Among people deceased in 1983, Dennis Wilson ranks 68Before him are Miguel Alemán Valdés, Vladimir Gelfand, Ralph Richardson, Ivan Vinogradov, Ira Gershwin, and Jean Rey. After him are Piero Sraffa, Jon Brower Minnoch, Anthony Blunt, Florence Owens Thompson, Charlie Rivel, and John Vorster.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Wilson ranks 2,528 out of 15,968Before him are Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), J. Walter Christie (1865), Maurice Sendak (1928), Michelle Williams (1980), and Henry A. Wallace (1888). After him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Nelson Algren (1909), Harvey Cushing (1869), Esther Williams (1921), Ben Johnson (1918), and Paul Rudd (1969).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dennis Wilson ranks 151Before him are Adam Levine (1979), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Erroll Garner (1923), John Frusciante (1970), Duane Allman (1946), and Clifford Brown (1930). After him are Captain Beefheart (1941), Wendy Carlos (1939), Carla Bley (1936), Lionel Hampton (1908), John Phillips (1935), and Al Di Meola (1954).