October 12, 2001 |
When the late Carl Wilson wasn't onstage singing such Beach Boys hits as "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations," he was a dad like many others--enthusiastic and proud of whatever his two sons happened to be involved with. "He thought everything we did was great," says 32-year-old Jonah Wilson, Carl's elder son. That changed, however, when Jonah's younger brother, Justyn, decided to pursue a career in music, just before his graduation in 1995 from USC with a degree in communications.
February 12, 1998 |
MOVIES 'Devil's' Delay?: The Al Pacino movie "Devil's Advocate" may not make it to video shelves on Tuesday as scheduled, due to a copyright dispute over a sculpture depicted in the movie. A federal judge has blocked the video release until a jury decides whether the movie illegally copied Frederick Hart's bas-relief, "Ex Nihilo," which stands at the entrance of Washington National Cathedral. Hart and the cathedral sued Warner Bros.
March 12, 1999 |
Brian Wilson squinted through a blue spotlight after he finished singing his new ballad "Lay Down Burden" Wednesday at the Rosemont Theatre here. The song was inspired by his brother, Beach Boys member Carl Wilson, who died early last year. "Lay Down Burden" is about seeing through the haze, confronting redemption--and gathering the strength to move on. Wilson and co-producer Joe Thomas wrote the song in California the day they learned that Carl had cancer.
February 8, 1998 |
Carl Wilson was the overlooked Beach Boy even though he sang the lead on some of the group's most significant songs and his guitar style was the signature sound of the band's earliest hits. He was easy to miss because brother Brian got the most attention as the creative center of the group and for his drug habits and what he acknowledged as mental problems.
February 14, 1998
Steve Hochman's tribute to the late Beach Boy Carl Wilson was quite moving and warmly written ("The Emotional--and Artistic--Anchor," Feb. 8). I would like to take exception to one comment. Hochman indicated that Carl had become involved with Christine McVie. In fact, it was Dennis Wilson. DENNIS O'CONNOR Port Monmouth, N.J.
May 27, 1986
Two inmates at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester released two hostages after 10 hours of face-to-face negotiations with authorities. Prison officials agreed to consider their demands for a transfer but said later the men would not be moved. David Hammer, 27, and David Doyle, 28, apparently pushed guard Aaron Duncan into Hammer's open cell and also took inmate Carl Wilson, 20, hostage.