1971
  January   "Another Day Like Heaven/I'm So Happy" is the second Flame single, also produced by
  Carl.
  February   Dennis & Barbara's first child, Mike, born on the 19th. The band are booked into New
  York's Carnegie Hall by two fans, Mike Klefner & Chip Rachlin on the 24th. A two-hour
  set covering their whole career is enthusiastically recieved.
  spring   Two-Lane Blacktop is released to critical acclaim but public indifference.
  March   "Cool, Cool Water/Forever" is the latest 45 to miss the charts. Produced by Carl, The
  Flame, the only non-Beach Boys album on Brother, is released. A second album -
  produced by engineer Steve Desper -  is recorded but the band break up and it remains
  unreleased.
  April   live version of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" from the Big Sur festival (backed with a Merry
  Clayton song) is released on Ode... and also fails to chart. The Beach Boys join The
  Grateful Dead onstage at the Fillmore East, NYC, on the 27th for a legendary jam.
  May   "Long Promised Road/Deirdre" 45 makes it six straight misses. The band play the May
  Day anti-war demonstration in Washington DC and on the 11th, a benefit concert in
  Syracuse for the Berrigan Brothers Defense Fund.
  June   On the 11th, or thereabouts, Dennis has an accident with a plate glass door that severs
  tendons in his hand, effectively preventing him from drumming for some five years. The
  band play at the Fillmore East closing night (27th) which is broadcast on FM radio.
  The decision is made (against Brian's wishes) to include "Surf's Up" on the new album
  being recorded, and to retitle the LP accordingly. Flame drummer Ricky Fataar joins the
  band, with bass player Blondie Chaplin also being co-opted.
  July   the band play two nights in Central Park (2nd & 3rd) which are filmed by ABC TV.
  August   allegedly originally called Landlocked but retitled following the inclusion of the
  legendary Smile track, Surf's Up is released and greatly restores the Beach Boys
  critical and financial standing by charting at #29. On the 19th, ABC TV airs "Good
  Vibrations From Central Park".
  September   the band stage a return to Carnegie Hall.
  October   re-released (and newly backed by "'Til I Die"), "Long Promised Road" finally charts,
  ending a nineteen-month period during which no Beach Boys single charted. However,
  at #89, it is the lowest charting BB 45 ever released, a 'record', which it will hold for
  some eighteen years. Carl & Annie's second child, Justyn, is born on the 18th. On the
  same day, Mike marries Tamara Fitch in Los Angeles.
  November   "Surf's Up/Don't Go Near The Water" fails to chart. Spring (Marilyn Wilson & Diane
  Rovell) release their first single on United Artists. "Now That Everything's Been Said/
  Awake" is produced by Brian & David Sandler and recorded in Brian's home studio.
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