Johnston-produced Keepin' The Summer Alive is released; although it charts at #75, |
sales are significantly lower than those of L.A., and Dennis is almost entirely absent from
the sessions. Single "Goin' On/Endless Harmony" peaks at #83.
|May||"Livin' With A Heartache/Santa Ana Winds" 45 fails to chart.|
Dennis' second divorce from Karen becomes final. The band tour England, including an|
open air performance at Knebworth House on Brian's birthday that is both filmed and
before a huge crowd, The Beach Boys perform an Independence Day show on The Mall|
in Washington DC. The show is broadcast live on FM radio and later shown in edited
form on HBO (where it is noticeable that there has been extensive post-gig
The Beach Boys are awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame on the 30th. Once|
more Dennis is conspicuously absent, but performs at the show that night.