Dennis Wilson

Death of a Rock Star

Feb 10 2022 • 34 mins

Dennis Wilson's a Beach Boy. He’s always there, but...not there. The drummer, but not the one who drums on their biggest records. His face on the album covers, his sound left off the hits. The best-looking one, the one they think’s the Steve McQueen or James Dean of the band, but the first to die. The one who slips away, when no-one’s looking... WARNING: this episode contains references to drug and alcohol abuse. If you’ve been affected by any of the issues we spoke about in this podcast or are worried about someone you love, go to to find a list of people you can go to for help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit