It has been exactly 22 long years since Beach Boys guitarist Carl Wilson died in Los Angeles on February 6, 1998 at the age of 51. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Carl Wilson along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Wilson, a cultural icon
Born Carl Dean Wilson in Hawthorne on December 21, 1946, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Wilson was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 22 years since the tragic loss of Carl Wilson and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Carl Wilson is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Carl Wilson.
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