|spring||Marilyn & Rocky allegedly begin a relationship.|
the band sign with CBS. Mike departs to Leysin, Switzerland to further his study of TM.|
Steve Love's contract to manage the band isn't renewed when it expires on the 31st. Carl
brings in a friend of his, Henry Lazarus, as manager.
The Beach Boys Love You, the fruits of Brian's renewed post-15 Big Ones interest in|
recording, is released. In essence a solo album (originally the title was Brian Loves You),
its chart potential is diluted by the news that the band have signed to Jim Guercio's
CBS-affiliated label Caribou for a potential $8 million, although still owing Warners one
final album, and it stalls at #53.
|May||Extracted 45 "Honkin' Down The Highway/Solar System" fails to chart.|
|summer||Mike and his third wife, Tamara, divorce.|
a proposed European tour collapses when Lazarus fails to complete the paperwork, and |
he resigns on the 21st (the only show salvaged is the annual CBS Convention - a closed
industry event - in London on the 30th). The cost to the band is close to $1 million in
unrealised revenues and a big setback in terms of lost momentum.
Mike & Alan ask Steve Love to return as manager. Carl & Billy Hinsche co-produce |
Ricci Martin's Epic album Beached.
following a Central Park NYC show on the 1st in front of 150,000 fans, the band |
effectively break up for a short time after a monumental falling out between Dennis &
Carl and the so-called 'TM Axis' of Mike & Alan (Brian remains aloof). The situation is
uneasily resolved at a meeting at Brian's house on the 17th by not only family ties but
also the thought of losing the Caribou contract; in the process, Mike gains control of
Brian's corporate vote, ensuring the TM bloc can vote down Carl & Dennis on any
matter. Steve Love agrees to manage the band again. Against this background, Dennis
releases the first true solo Beach Boy album, Pacific Ocean Blue (on Caribou). It's a
huge critical success, and charts respectably at #96. Dennis & Karen are divorced on
|fall||a Dennis Wilson solo tour is announced, but swiftly cancelled.|
|October||Dennis solo 45 "You And I/Friday Night" fails to chart.|
Mike & Alan with Brian decamp to Maharishi International University, Fairfield IA to |
attempt a contract-fulfilling album for Warners. Carl and Dennis make fleeting visits. In a
curious move, they record both Christmas and non-seasonal tracks in tandem.