Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American rock and roll musician best known as a founding member and the drummer of The Beach Boys. He was a member of the group from its formation until his death in 1983. Dennis was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson, and cousin of Mike Love.
American pop group The Beach Boys, England, JUNE 1980. Back row, left to right: Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983). Front row, left to right: Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998) and Al Jardine.