January   Brian & Marilyn's divorce is finalised. Rocky & Stan are fired as Brian's 'minders'.
  February   produced by Bruce and old friend Curt Becher, much-heralded disco remake of "Here
  Comes The Night" is released in both ten minute plus 12" and edited 7" versions,
  backed by "Baby Blue". Despite - or perhaps because of - adverse comment from just
  about everybody, the edited 45 makes #44 in the charts. Celebration release their
  second album, Celebration, on Mike Nesmith's Pacific Arts label: it fails to chart, and
  the band soon split.
  March   Brian is released from the Brotman, a regime of 24-hour care having been arranged for
  him. His night nurse is Carolyn Williams, with whom he soon starts a relationship.With
  production credited to The Beach Boys, Bruce Johnston & James William Guercio, the
  L.A. (Light Album) is released and despite heavy promotion from the band climbs no
  higher than #100. The band - including Brian - play a four-night residency (1-4) at New
  York's Radio City Music Hall: this is the only venue where the disco track is performed,
  as it is rapidly dropped due to adverse audience reaction.
  April   "Good Timin'/Love Surrounds Me" 45 is released, and becomes the band's first Top 40 hit
  for nearly three years (at #40).
  May   final and unsuccessful Celebration 45, "Starbaby/Gettin' Hungry" is released.
  July   following an onstage incident at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Dennis is
  suspended from the band until he can control his substance abuse.
  August   "Lady Lynda/Full Sail" single is released: while a chart miss in the USA, in the UK it is a
  Top Ten hit and a success in other territories. The band tour Japan. Carl & Annie's
  divorce becomes final.
  October   extracted from the Americathon soundtrack album, "It's A Beautiful Day" 45, backed
  with "Sumahama" fails to chart. On the 2nd, The Beach Boys were scheduled to record
  backing vocals for some tracks on Pink Floyd's The Wall, but the session (at Sundance
  Productions) was cancelled that morning, reportedly by the BB once they learned of the
  themes of the LP.
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