Drummer and vocalist who performed with the California surf pop rock band The Beach Boys. He also released solo music, including the album Pacific Ocean Blue.
Out of all of his siblings, Dennis was the most disciplined. He and his brothers spent a lot of time singing together late at night.
He was an avid surfer.
He married five times: first to Carol Freedman on in 1965, then to Barbara Charren in 1970, then to Karen Lamm in 1976, then Karen in 1978, and he finally married Shawn Marie Love in 1983. He had a total of five children.
He worked with his brother Brian Wilson to found The Beach Boys.