initially rejected by Warners, Holland (accompanied by a 'bonus' EP containing Brian's|
major contribution "Mt. Vernon & Fairway: A Fairytale") is released and will chart at #36
to general critical approval. Brian, Sandler and Spring record four songs in a Fort Dodge,
IA studio. Mike & Tamara's daughter, Summer Deva, is born on the 31st.
|February||"Sail On, Sailor/Only With You" 45 is released and peaks at #79.|
two songs from the Iowa sessions, "Shyin' Away/Fallin' In Love" are released on |
Columbia by American Spring (renamed because there is a band in the UK also called
On the 1st, the deadline for the delivery of the Smile tapes, a condition of the Warners'|
contract, passes and the band are penalised $50,000. Remixed final section of the
"California Saga" suite, subtitled (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a") is released, backed
by "Funky Pretty", and charts at an unexceptional #84.
Murry Wilson dies of a heart attack on the 4th. He was just under a month short of his |
56th birthday. Brian flees to NYC with Diane. Neither Brian nor Dennis attend the
|summer||Brother Studio is opened in Santa Monica.|
The band dismiss Jack Rieley as manager. Mike's brother Steve takes over his personal|
The Beach Boys In Concert (a double album originally rejected as a single disc) is |
released, and will peak at #25, easily the best performance by a Warner's release thus far.
Blondie Chaplin leaves the band, allegedly following a backstage fist fight with Steve |
Love after the gig at Madison Square Garden on the 19th . His replacement is James
William Guercio of Chicago, who soon becomes the band's manager.