Brian Wilson Quits Touring with the Beach Boys, Creates "Good Vibrations" and Goes into Hibernation Like A Bear


As chief sonwriter for the Beach Boys, the group he formed in 1962 with his brothers Carl and Dennis, cousin Mike Love and school chum Al Jardine, Brian Wilson was the central plexus of that band: His songs and musical arrgements shaped their sound.

By 1964 they were the biggest band in America, competing head to head with the Beatles. But touring took its foll on the band's sensitive leader; on a trip to Australia Brian had a nervous breakdown, and in late 1965 he retired from the road to concentrate on making music in the studio.....

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Brian Wilson
Chrissie Hynde
Jerry Lee Lewis
Paul McCartney
Sly Stone