Wilson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.
Murry Wilson said, "He was very clever and quick. I just fell in love with him.
The exact cause of this hearing loss is unclear, though theories range from him simply being born partially deaf to a blow to the head from his father, or a neighborhood bully, being to blame.
At an early age, Wilson was given six weeks of lessons on a "toy accordion" and, at seven and eight, sang solos in church with a choir behind him.
He also played piano obsessively after school, deconstructing the harmonies of the Four Freshmen by listening to short segments of their songs on a phonographthen working to recreate the blended sounds note by note on the keyboard.
He enlisted his cousin and frequent singing partner Mike Loveand to entice Carl into the group, named the newly formed membership "Carl and the Passions. The event was notable for the impression which it made on another musician and classmate of Wilson's in the audience that night, Al Jardine.
By singing along to those records that's how I learned how to sing falsetto. He continued his music studies at the community college as well. The song was eventually known as " Surfer Girl ". Although an early demo of the song was recorded in February at World-Pacific Studios, it was not re-recorded and released untilwhen it became a top-ten hit.
After being prodded by Dennis to write a song about the local water-sports craze, Wilson and Mike Love together created what became the first single for the band, " Surfin' ".
Over Labor Day weekendWilson took advantage of the fact that his parents were in Mexico City for several days, and the boys used the emergency money his parents had left to rent an amplifier, a microphone, and a stand-up bass for Jardine to play.
After the boys rehearsed for two days in the Wilsons' music room, his parents returned home from their trip. Eventually impressed, Murry Wilson proclaimed himself the group's manager and the band embarked on serious rehearsals for a proper studio session.
Without the band's knowledge or permission, Candix Records had changed their name to the Beach Boys. Three days previously, Wilson's father had bought him an electric bass and amplifier.
Wilson had learned to play the instrument in that short period of time, with Al Jardine moving to rhythm guitar. On stage, Wilson provided many of the lead vocals, and often harmonized with the group in falsetto.
Only a few days later, discouraged about the band's financial prospects, and objecting to adding some Chubby Checker songs to the Beach Boys live setlist, Al Jardine abruptly left the group, but rejoined shortly thereafter. As "Surfin'" faded from the charts, Wilson, who had forged a songwriting partnership with Gary Ushercreated several new songs, including a car song, " ", that Usher helped them write.
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August Wilson (April 27, – October 2, ) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.
Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. “Fences leaves no doubt that Mr. Wilson is a major writer, combining a poet’s ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor, a sure sense for crackling dramatic incident, and a .
August Wilson is an American playwright best known for his unprecedented cycle of 10 plays that chronicle the 20th century African-American experience. Each play is set in a different decade and collectively became known as the Century Cycle.
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