Brian Wilson Tickets : Wilson And The Beach Boys Were Inducted Into The Rock Hall Of Fame

{flickr|100|campaign} Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the group The Beach Boys. Within the band, Wilson played bass and keyboards, also providing part-time lead vocals and, more often, backing vocals, harmonizing in falsetto with the group.

Besides being the primary composer in The Beach Boys, he also functioned as the band’s main producer and arranger. Wilson’s life was derailed by years of drug abuse and mental illness, contributing to tensions with the band. After years of treatment and recuperation, he began a solo career in 1988.

That same year, Wilson and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which refers to Wilson on its website as “One of the few undisputed geniuses in popular music”. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, and ranked Wilson number 52.

Wilson won a Grammy Award in 2005 for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow (Fire)” as Best Rock Instrumental. He is also an occasional actor and voice actor, having appeared in television shows, films, and other music artist music videos.

In February 2005, Wilson had a cameo in the TV series Duck Dodgers in the 24 Century as Daffy Duck’s spiritual surfing advisor.He also appeared in the 2005 holiday episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, performing “Deck the Halls” for a group of children with xeroderma pigmentosum (hypersensitivity to sunlight) at Walt Disney World Resort. On July 2, 2005, Wilson performed for the Live 8 concert in Berlin, Germany.

In September 2005, Wilson arranged a charity drive to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, wherein people who donated $ 100 or more would receive a personal phone call from Wilson.

According to the website, over $ 250K was raised.In November 2005, former bandmate Mike Love sued Wilson over “shamelessly misappropriating… Love’s songs, likeness, and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as the ‘Smile’ album itself” in the promotion of Smile. The lawsuit was ultimately thrown out of court on grounds that it was meritless.

On November 1, 2006, Wilson kicked off a small but highly anticipated tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pet Sounds.He was joined by Al Jardine.Wilson released a new album That Lucky Old Sun on September 2, 2008.

The piece originally debuted in a series of September 2007 concerts at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and in January 2008 at Sydney’s State Theatre while headlining the Sydney Festival. Wilson describes the piece as “consisting of five ’rounds’, with interspersed spoken word”.A series of US and UK concerts led up to its release.

On September 30, 2008, Seattle’s Light in the Attic Records released A World of Peace Must Come, a collaboration between Wilson and Stephen Kalinich, originally recorded in 1969, but later lost in Kalinich’s closet.

In summer 2009, Wilson was approached by the Gershwin estate to record an album of covers of classic Gershwin songs, and to complete two piano pieces left unfinished by Gershwin at his death. The album, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, was released on August 17, 2010 on Disney’s Pearl label.

Wilson signed a two-record deal with Disney; the second album will be a collection of classic Disney movie songs.Wilson and the Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in January 1988, alongside The Beatles and Bob Dylan.