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Carl Wilson
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Wilson in 1969
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Birth name Carl Dean Wilson
Born (1946-12-21)December 21, 1946
Hawthorne, California, U.S.
Died February 6, 1998(1998-02-06) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • bass
Years active 1961–1997
Associated acts

Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. Hw co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's leader in the early 1970s.

He died, aged 51, of lung cancer in 1998.

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