Give The Drummer Some: Dennis Wilson, 1944-1983
Bill Bentley, Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, L.A. Weekly, 5 January 1984
FOR A LEFT-handed drummer who played a right-handed set, Dennis Wilson didn't do too bad at all. He caught hold of the American dream while still in his teens, rode it for over 20 years with the Beach Boys, and checked out before he made 40. And like the blues song says, "Death don't have no mercy," but there is some small consolation in that Wilson went out in the water. He probably would have wanted it that way.
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