CBC’s ‘The Incident’ – Steven Page meets Brian Wilson

In a well-timed feature (Gordon’s 20th anniversary week), CBC have explored how Steven Page met Beach Boy Brian Wilson years after writing a song about him.

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Steven Page made a name for himself with the Barenaked Ladies back in 1992. Their album Gordon was a runaway success in this country and featured the then chubby and bespectacled singer on lead vocals. One of the record’s biggest hits was a song called “Brian Wilson.”

Thesong’s lyrics speak loosely about the famous leader of the Beach Boys, focusing in on his mental illness and obesity. The song has been officially released five times and remains a fan favourite. One of those fans was Brian Wilson himself. It was a fateful day in Hollywood when the two men would finally meet. It’s the Steven Page Incident.

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