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January 2022



Brian Wilson Recalls Beatles/Beach Boys Relationship

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Brian Wilson

Singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Brian Wilson is best known for being the co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys, who formed in 1961. The multiple Grammy Award winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He was ranked #12 in the Rolling Stone "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” list in 2015. The British magazine NME ranked Wilson #8 in its “50 Greatest Producers Ever” countdown, elaborating “few consider quite how groundbreaking Brian Wilson’s studio techniques were in the mid-60s.” He is often depicted in media as a “genius.”

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December 2021



The Band Heart Wanted to Be

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In a 2017 interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, Heart guitarist/vocalist Nancy Wilson discussed how her family's musical excursions fueled her desire to become a musician.

"The family in general was musical with pianos and ukuleles and things like that and singing in harmonies. It was aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins, and we’d get together as often as we could, having beach fires and singing and strumming," Wilson recounted.

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