Westwood Memorial Park

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Buried here are multiple artists including:

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson was a founding member, lead guitarist and sometime lead vocalist of “The Beach Boys“. Carl was the youngest brother of Beach Boys bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson.

In 1988, Carl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Beach Boys.

On February 6, 1998, Carl died of lung cancer in Los Angeles after being a lifelong smoker. He was 51 years old.

Surfin' Safari

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa was an American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director. He is best remembered as the founder of “The Mothers of Invention” and many albums of eclectic solo work.

Frank died at his home in Los Angeles on December 4, 1993 at the age of 52.

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was a singer-songwriter and musician, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice. More than 20 of his songs placed on the US Billboard Top Forty, including “Only the Lonely“, “Crying“, “In Dreams“, and “Oh, Pretty Woman“.

Roy died of a heart attack on December 6, 1988 at the age of 52.

Danny Sugerman

Danny was hired by Jim Morrison to put together a band scrapbook and later co-wrote The Doors’ best selling biography, “No One Here Gets Out Alive.” He also went on to manage Iggy Pop and served as a technical advisor on Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie “The Doors.”

Danny passed away on January 5, 2005 due to the complications of lung cancer. He was 50 years old.

Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton was best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves and her 1975 single “Lovin’ You“, from her 1974 gold album entitled Perfect Angel.

Minnie died from the complications of Breast Cancer on July 12, 1979 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 31.

Ian Copeland

Ian Copeland was a pioneering American music promoter and booking agent who helped launch the New Wave movement in the United States representing such acts as The Go-Go’s, The B-52’s, Simple Minds, The Cure, The Police and The English Beat. Ian was the brother of Stewart Copeland the drummer in The Police.

On May 23, 2006, Ian passed away from melanoma at the age of 57.

Bobbi Brat

Bobbi Brat was the lead vocalist for the goth-punk band “Red Scare“and is considered a pioneer of the L.A. punk scene as she was one of the few women to front a punk band.

Bobbi died at 26 years old from cancer on November 30, 1988.

Billy E Hinsche

Billy was a singer and guitar player in the Sixties boy band Dino, Desi and Billy and longtime member of the Beach Boys’ touring band.

His sister Annie was married to the late Beach Boys member Carl Wilson, making him the uncle of Brian Wilson’s children.

Dino Desi Billy Album Cover

Westwood Memorial Park
1218 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90024
310 474-1579