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Re: Some Thoughts on Murry Wilson

on Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:22 am
The thing about Murry was, however bad he was - and he was, in some instances, despicable - his own father, William Coral "Buddy" Wilson (1890-1981) was far worse. The man was a violent drunk who Murry once had to stop beating his wife (i.e. Murry's mother) and threw him out of the house, broke Murry's glasses (he was wearing them) and was generally a horrible person. When he died in 1981, aged 91, he was estranged from the entire Wilson & Love families and had been for many years. I don't think he even went to Murry's funeral.

This isn't to excuse any of Murry's more extreme actions and tendencies, but his personality didn't come out of nowhere.
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Re: Some Thoughts on Murry Wilson

on Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:17 am
I remember reading (in Catch A Wave?) that his sisters wouldn't hear a bad word spoken about Murry because of how he'd tried to protect them and their mother from Buddy's drunken onslaughts.

So Brian and Dennis not attending Murry's funeral was basically carrying on a dysfunctional family tradition.

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Re: Some Thoughts on Murry Wilson

on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:39 am
This is arguably the finest track on TMMoMW, the Rick Henn composition "Island In The Sky":


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Re: Some Thoughts on Murry Wilson

on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:09 am
Somehow missed the great man's birthday on the 2nd
(even though I was back from holiday by then).
This is probably Murry's finest hour.



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