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Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue" Resurfaces

July 21, 2008 3:05 PM ET

Much has always been made about the complicated psychology and tormented life of Brian Wilson, but he wasn't the only Beach Boy torturned by demons and capable of producing a masterpiece. Drummer Dennis Wilson struggled with alcohol and family problems but managed to produce the recently re-released lost classic Pacific Ocean Blue. "Dennis spent all those years with Brian as his teacher," says Gregg Jacobson, who co-wrote most of the songs on Pacific Ocean Blue. "He had the same gene-pool talent as his brothers. He just sat on his until it finally bubbled over." Click below for more on Pacific Ocean Blue.

Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue Resurfaces

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