Carl Wilson

Birth Name:
Carl Dean Wilson
Birth Date:
December 21, 1946
Birth Place:
Hawthorne, California
Death Date:
February 6, 1998
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Carl Wilson playing the guitar as a teenager when brothers Brian and Dennis, cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine formed a music group called the Beach Boys in 1961. In addition to guitar Brian's vocals can be heard on Good Vibrations, God Only Knows and Kokomo. After Brian left the group due to drug and mental issues, Brian was the music director and de facto leader of the band up until his death.

Fun Facts

Brian Wilson was romantically involved with Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac. Yes … yes he was. But he was married to Gina Martin, daughter of famous crooner Dean Martin.

Oh, and by the way, there is no such place as Kokomo. It’s a made up word.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1218 Glendon Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90024


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Map of Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA
Copyright 2012 Jeannette M. Hartman

Grave Location:

Section D

Grave Location Description

Carl Wilson is buried directly opposite the entrance gates in the open lawn area across the road from the Sanctuary of Love.

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