Brian Wilson Brian Wilson turned 80 on June 20. The world stopped to wish him Happy Birthday, as it had a few days earlier for Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th. These two icons, musical competitors in the mid 1960s, have shaped the musical landscape for generations. Both are on tour, after being in dry dock during … More Brian Wilson / Chicago Concert (2022)
The Beach Boys success after 1966 was rather spotty. They could still place singles on the chart but their albums didn’t race up the charts like they used to. After Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys sales picture changed. In 1975, the Beach Boys released Good Vibrations, on their new Brother Records label, that pulled together … More Good Vibrations: Best of the Beach Boys (1975)
Love & Mercy is a film about Brian Wilson’s musical genius. It is also a film about his emotionally troubled life. Above all, it is a glorious tale of survival. The story of his early breakdown and years of abuse, first under this tyrant father Murry, and then under the control of his live-in psychiatrist … More Love & Mercy – a review
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