Brian Wilson Gets 80th-Birthday Wishes From Elton John, Bob Dylan & More

The stars are celebrating the legendary Beach Boys songwriter’s birthday.

On Monday, Brian Wilson turned 80 years old, and in a video posted on Instagram, the iconic musician received video messages from the likes of Elton John, Bob Dylan, and many more.

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In his message to the “pop genius,” John said, “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.”

Singer Smokey Robinson said, “Happy birthday, my brother. I love you and I’ll be glad to see you soon and you have a great day, man,” and then sang “Happy Birthday”.

Actor Jeff Bridges also appeared in the video: “Happy birthday, Brian! Eighty, man, can you believe? Everything is going so damn fast! The gifts you’ve given us all these years, it’s so wonderful being alive with you, man.”

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Wilson’s Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine also wished him a happy birthday, joking, “Hi Brian, I’m the guy who sings on your left! But just remember, we’ll always be younger than your cousin Mike . I’ll be catching up with you soon.”

Finally, to close out the video, Bob Dylan played an acoustic guitar while singing “Happy Birthday” for Wilson.

Others who appear in the seven-minute birthday tribute include Carole King, David Crosby, Zooey Deschanel, John Cusack, Questlove, and more.

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