Brian Douglas Wilson is best known as the leader and chief songwriter of the
group The Beach Boys. Besides being the primary composer in the group, he
also functioned as the band’s main producer and arranger. In 1988, Wilson
and his band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which refers
to Wilson on its website as "One of the few undisputed geniuses in popular
music”. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the "100 Greatest
Singers of All Time", and ranked Wilson number 52. Wilson won a Grammy
Award in 2005 for “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow (Fire)” as Best Rock Instrumental.