|January||Brian & Marilyn's divorce is finalised. Rocky & Stan are fired as Brian's 'minders'.|
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.
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.
"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.|
following an onstage incident at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Dennis is|
suspended from the band until he can control his substance abuse.
"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.
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.