OBITUARIES: EUGENE LANDY ; Psychotherapist to Brian Wilson
Carlin, Peter Ames, The Independent (London, England)
The controversial psychotherapist Eugene Landy was best known for his relationship with the Beach Boys' troubled leader Brian Wilson. In a life that included stints as a music promoter, a radio producer, a pop culture analyst and psychologist, Landy earned his greatest notoriety during the years he served as Wilson's 24-hour-a- day therapist.
At first, Landy earned credit for weaning the musician off the drugs, alcohol and junk-food binges that had swollen his body and dampened his creativity. But by the late 1980s, after Landy eased into the role of his patient's co-writer, co-producer and financial manager, the psychologist became the target of lawsuits and …
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Publication information: Article title: OBITUARIES: EUGENE LANDY ; Psychotherapist to Brian Wilson. Contributors: Carlin, Peter Ames - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 1, 2006. Page number: 45. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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