Brian Wilson – The Beach Boys (2016)

Wilson pictured here by our Managing Directors father at a Los Angeles music show at the Gibson booth performing for a small group of people.

Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, he wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group.

In lists published by Rolling Stone, Wilson ranked 52 for the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” in 2008 and 12 for the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” in 2015. In 2012, music publication NME ranked Wilson number 8 in its “50 Greatest Producers Ever” list, elaborating “few consider quite how ground breaking Brian Wilson’s studio techniques were in the mid-60s”