|January||The band tour Japan from 7th-23rd|
Brian meets Van Dyke Parks (born January 3rd, Hattiesburg MS, 1943) at a party at Terry|
Melcher's house. Carl marries Annie Hinsche (born December 27th, 1949, Manila,
Philippines, sister of Billy, born June 29th, 1951, Manila) in LA on the 3rd. The San
Diego Zoo photo session for the new album takes place on the 10th: reportedly the band
behave so badly that they are barred from ever returning (according to an article
published a few days later, the album is currently titled Our Freaky Friends !).
released as a Brian Wilson solo single, "Caroline, No/Summer Means New Love" reaches|
no higher than #32, but "Sloop John B/You're So Good To Me", released two weeks
later under The Beach Boys banner, hits #3.
The Beach Boys move their management from Cummins & Currant to Julius Lefkowitz |
& Company. Taking charge of their account is Nick Grillo, who is soon invited to become
their personal manager. Derek Taylor, ex-Beatles publicist, is employed by the band in the
Released on the 16th, Pet Sounds, although a breakthrough in production, arranging,|
performing and songwriting - and a huge overseas success - charts no higher than #10.
However, it does afford Brian artistic respectability in hip LA circles.
extracted 45 "Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows" peaks at #8 (and #39, the last B side|
to chart). In a move generally, if unfairly (and probably incorrectly), viewed as sabotage
by Capitol, Best Of The Beach Boys compilation is released and outsells Pet Sounds,
peaking at #8. During the sessions for "Good Vibrations", Brian meets David Anderle.
sessions begin in earnest for Brian's latest project, originally tagged Dumb Angel but |
swiftly retitled Smile. The sandbox is installed in Brian's Laurel Way house.
as the Smile sessions continue in the band's absence touring Europe, "Good Vibrations/|
Let's Go Away For A While" is released and rapidly becomes the band's third #1 single
and a worldwide chart success. Anderle is put on the Beach Boys' payroll in order to set
up Brother Records.
usually cited as the point where he lost track of both the Smile sessions and a firm grip on|
reality, Brian records "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", part of "The Elements" commonly called the
'Fire' music on the 28th, and is later much disturbed when a rash of fires break out in LA.
A combination of his own increasing uncertainty and the band's uneasiness with the
material on their return from touring lead to a general unraveling of the project.
the projected release date for Smile passes with the album far from completion. David|
Oppenheim arrives in LA to shoot footage of Brian working on Smile for a CBS
documentary "Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution". Alan & Lynda's first child, Matthew
Alan, is born on the 9th. Mike and Suzanne's first child, Hayleigh is born on the 27th.
Dennis & Carol's daughter Jennifer is born on the 21st. In a reader's poll held by the
British rock weekly New Musical Express, The Beach Boys beat The Beatles as the Top
World group, 5,373 votes to 5,272.