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[Perspectives] Mood vibrations

Of all the wild rides taken by a rock musician in the past half-century, Brian Wilson’s was one of the most tragic. Hearthrob founder of the iconic 1960s American pop band the Beach Boys, Wilson’s life fell apart in the space of 20 years. Strung out from years of drug use and estranged from his friends and family, he became a broken man by the 1980s, surrounded by strange companions trying to put him back together again. The new film Love & Mercy, directed by Bill Pohlad, explores Wilson’s journey from international stardom into psychological despair and back again.