Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American rock and roll singer, guitarist and composer.
He is best known as a founding member, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beach Boys. Wilson performed lead vocals on a number of notable songs by the Beach Boys, including “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows”.
Carl Wilson was the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson and cousin of Beach Boy Mike Love. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Within a few months before dying of cancer in 1998, Wilson toured and recorded with the Beach Boys and on varied solo projects.