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Beach Boy idol Brian Wilson to be honored as 'Person of the Year'


UPI News Service, 12/01/2004 

The MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy Wednesday named Beach Boy idol Brian Wilson as the "2005 Person of the Year."

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The award recognizes Wilson's years of accomplishments as a musician and humanitarian, "Entertainment Tonight" reported.

The award will be presented at a tribute dinner during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast live at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13 on CBS.

During his long career, the Grammy-nominated composer delivered some of pop music's most influential hits, like the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" and "California Girls," as well as solo chart-toppers like "Good Vibrations."

Wilson has also been contributing to philanthropic causes like cancer research and helping individuals with severe handicaps.


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