spring   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.
  May   "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.
  July   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.
  August   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.
  fall   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.
  November   "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
  December   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
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