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February 8, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and PATRICK KERKSTRA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carl Wilson, a founding member of the Beach Boys, whose music helped define the Southern California lifestyle, has died from complications of lung cancer, the band's publicist said Saturday. He was 51. Wilson died Friday in Los Angeles with his family at his side. Throughout his nearly four-decade career, Wilson was known for his sweet-sounding voice on such songs as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and his stabilizing presence during the band's sometimes tumultuous history.
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October 5, 2012 | By Mike Love
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
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October 12, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 12, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 5, 2012 | By Mike Love
It's the last show of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour, at the tail end of our triumphant stand in London, first at Royal Albert Hall and then Wembley Arena, and we're in the final moments of "Fun, Fun, Fun…" Looking at the beaming faces, I'm filled with an enormous sense of pride for my bandmates and our fans. We didn't just show up for this tour like some museum act. We sang well. We played well. We moved people and we touched a lot of hearts. And it was beautiful. That's not easy for any band, let alone one with our history.
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February 12, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
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.
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February 8, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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March 12, 1999 | DAVE HOEKSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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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.
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June 2, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
CHULA VISTA - The Beach Boys'1968 hit "Do It Again" unfolded gradually during an afternoon sound check before the group's evening performance here late last week. In jeans and T-shirts, the band started in on the infectious and rhythmic rock song. "It's automatic when I talk to old friends," they sang, "the conversation turns to girls we knew when their hair was soft and long and the beach was the place to go. " Then came the sound of Brian Wilson's signature falsetto, launching the group's distinctive harmonies into the musical stratosphere.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1999 | DAVE HOEKSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
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.
NEWS
February 8, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
February 8, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and PATRICK KERKSTRA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carl Wilson, a founding member of the Beach Boys, whose music helped define the Southern California lifestyle, has died from complications of lung cancer, the band's publicist said Saturday. He was 51. Wilson died Friday in Los Angeles with his family at his side. Throughout his nearly four-decade career, Wilson was known for his sweet-sounding voice on such songs as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and his stabilizing presence during the band's sometimes tumultuous history.
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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.
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