having (finally) signed to Warner Brothers and revived the Brother label, "Add Some|
Music To Your Day/Susie Cincinnati" single disappoints in peaking at #64. With Mike
temporarily hospitalised following an ill-advised fast, Brian takes his place at a Seattle
show on the 28th, the first date of a short northwest tour. Brian plays all the shows.
Final Capitol 45 of "Cottonfields/The Nearest Faraway Place" (the A side re-recorded |
from the 20/20 version) becomes the first ever Beach Boys single to fail to chart in the
USA (once again, in other territories it is a huge hit).
|May||second Warners' 45, "Slip On Through/This Whole World", also fails to chart.|
On the 29th, Brian (along with Mike & Bruce) is interviewed on KPFK Pacifica Radio|
by DJ John Frank (Jack) Rieley III (born November 24th, 1942 Milwaukee WI), who
first met Brian at the Radiant Radish.
after undergoing considerable revision, a name change and two different line-ups, |
Sunflower is eventually released and promptly becomes the Beach Boys least successful
studio album, peaking at #151. Dennis marries Barbara Charren (born September 19th,
1946 in Indiana) in LA on the 4th. Dennis wins a role in Monte Hellman's road movie
Two-Lane Blacktop alongside Laurie Bird, Warren Oates and James Taylor. Jack Rieley
is hired as Director of Public Relations for Brother Records.
"Tears In The Morning/It's About Time" continues the run of singles failing to chart. |
Invited by Van Dyke Parks, the band play an acclaimed set at the Big Sur festival on the
3rd. Dennis (on movie duty) and Brian are absent. The first Flame 45, "See The Light/
Get Your Mind Made Up" (produced by Carl) is released. Alan & Lynda's second
child, Adam Christian, is born on the 22nd.
the band play a legendary residency at the Whiskey A Go Go club in LA, 4th-7th, two |
sets a night: Brian performs for the first three shows. The Flame are support.
"Sound Of Free/Lady" 45, credited to Dennis Wilson & Rumbo (= Darryl Dragon) is |
released almost everywhere except the USA.