Guercio is relieved of his managerial duties and is succeeded by Steve Love, who |
instigates the "Brian is Back !" campaign, his first act as personal manager.
"Rock And Roll Music/TM Song", first new Beach Boys single for sixteen months, is |
released, and peaks at #5 in the Bicentennial summer, the band's highest chart position
since "Good Vibrations". Otto Hinsche, father of Annie & Billy, dies of cancer on the
7th. Dennis marries Karen in Kauai, HI on the 21st.
15 Big Ones, the band's first studio album for over three years (and first BB LP to bear|
Brian's production credit in 10 years), is released and peaks at #8. Brian returns to the
concert stage after a six-year hiatus at Oakland on the 2nd. Bruce marries Harriet
Diamond in Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA on the 29th.
2nd single from the album, "It's OK/Had To Phone Ya", is released and charts at #29. The|
band star in the NBC-TV special "The Beach Boys - It's OK !" (broadcast on the 5th),
which mixes concert footage with candid material.
Brian returns to the studio and over the next few months records a series of essentially |
solo tracks to which three titles have become associated: Brian Loves You is released as
The Beach Boys Love You; Adult/Child (a lame Landy-inspired title) is scheduled for
a fall 1977 release but apparently fell foul of group politics and remains unreleased; and
of New Album little is known beyond the tracks to be included.
"Susie Cincinnati/Everyone's In Love With You" 45 fails to chart. Capitol releases Beach |
Boys '69 (Live In London), an album previously released in the UK in 1970; it charts at
#75. Brian makes a solo appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' on the 27th, playing in a
Brian makes a further solo appearance, on 'The Mike Douglas Show', on the 8th. Landy is|
fired as Brian's therapist by Steve Love after it is discovered that his fees have doubled
from their initial $10,000 monthly. They are also concerned about his methods. Brian's
new therapist is Steve Schwartz, but he is soon killed in a rock-climbing accident. Stan
Love returns to supervise Brian, assisted by Brian's cousin Steve Korthof. Later they will
be joined by Rushton 'Rocky' Pamplin, former college footballer (a 197110th round draft
pick out of Hawaii by the New Orleans Saints in 1971, but cut in training camp) and male