American music producer and musician who was the manager and music publisher of The Beach Boys.
He moved from Kansas to Los Angeles at the age of five and later worked at the Southern California Gas Company.
He sold The Beach Boys' publishing company Sea of Tunes in 1969, in spite of the band's wishes.
He married Audree Neva Korthof in 1938 and had his sons Brian, Dennis, and Carl with her.
He is the father of The Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.