The rock and roll star has had a huge impact on music over the last 60 years with The Beach Boys and beyond. Now stars have sent in their video messages to celebrate Brian Wilson’s 80th Birthday. A video on his official Instagram page was captioned: “Happy 80th Birthday Brian from your fellow performers! Thanks to all these great artists for making this project possible. Visit Brian’s website to view a second video featuring Brian’s friends and colleagues – link in bio.”
Sir Elton John, who is currently on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, said: “Hello Brian, it’s Elton. Have a wonderful 80th birthday with Melinda and your family. I’m in Denmark but I send you so much love. You’ve inspired me all my life. To me, you’re the only real pop genius in the world and I love you very much. Have the best day.”
Meanwhile, Carole King said: “Hey, Brian. Wishing you all the best on your 80th birthday! Much love and be well!”
John Cusack said: “Brian! Happy Birthday to you! Sending you lots of love from Chicago and wish I was there hearing you guys play. Alright, hope to see you soon on the road, I love you Brian. Bye!”
The Beach Boys co-founder is currently on his US summer tour and will be performing with Chicago in Kansas City, Missouri tonight at 7pm local time. Wilson’s 80th follows Sir Paul McCartney’s last week, to who he wished a happy birthday as well.