Singer and songwriter best known as a member of the surfer rock band The Beach Boys. The band had a number of hit songs, including "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Good Vibrations."
He attended Dorsey High School and later helped found the band The Pendeltones, which went on to become The Beach Boys.
He co-wrote several songs with Scott Mckenzie.
He was married to Francie St. Martin from 1961 to 1964, Suzanne Belcher from 1965 to 1969, Tamara Fitch from 1971 to 1974 and Catherine Linda Martinez from 1981 to 1984. He has a total of eight children.
He was a friend of former Beatle George Harrison.