"Another Day Like Heaven/I'm So Happy" is the second Flame single, also produced by |
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.|
"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
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.
"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.
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.|
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.|
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.
"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.