during the sessions for the band's next album, Brian informs the others that he is retiring|
from touring. Initial touring-only replacement is session guitarist Glen Travis Campbell
(born April 22nd 1936, Delight, AK). Cousin Steve Korthof is hired as equipment
manager, Dick Duryea as road manager.
"Do You Wanna Dance/Please Let Me Wonder" 45 is released and will chart at #12 &|
#52. Brian makes his last live appearance for eleven years (a few isolated gigs in late
1970 excepted) in New York City on the 13th.
The Beach Boys Today !, a #4 hit, is released. Mike is cited in a paternity suit brought by|
Shannon Ann Harris who claims he fathered her daughter Shawn Marie (born the
previous December). Although denying paternity (the judge declares that "paternity,
though possible, is not proven"), Mike settles by supplying child support plus the right to
use his surname when she reaches eighteen.
Bruce Johnston replaces Glen Campbell as both touring and studio member: his first gig |
is in New Orleans on the 9th. "Help Me Rhonda", a re-recorded version of the album
track, backed with "Kiss Me Baby" is released and will be the band's second #1 single.
|spring||Brian experiences his first LSD trip.|
"Guess I'm Dumb/That's All Right" by Glen Campbell is released on Capitol. The A side|
is produced and co-written by Brian.
Summer Days (And Summer Nights !!) album is released and will reach #2; extracted 45|
"California Girls/Let Him Run Wild" will reach #3. Dennis marries Carol Freedman (born
November 10, 1946, Michigan) in LA on the 26th. He will later adopt her son, Scott.
|October||Mike marries Suzanne Belcher (born 1947 in California) on the 15th in Las Vegas.|
Stopgap album Beach Boys' Party (recorded in five days) is released and reaches #6.|
Non-album A side "The Little Girl I Once Knew" (b/w "There's No Other (Like My
Baby)" from Party) is released but stalls at #20.
apparently without the band's knowledge, "Barbara Ann/Girl Don't Tell Me" 45 is|
released and scores a #2 hit. Brian contacts advertising copywriter Tony Asher (born May
2nd, 1938, London, England) with a view to his supplying lyrics for the next Beach Boys