winter   Alan & Lynda divorce.
  January   on the 2nd Brian is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital for two weeks, for a complete
  physical. He is then flown to Kona, HI, on the 16th, to begin his treatment by Landy.
  February   Carl's second solo album, Young Blood, is released, but fails to chart.
  March   cover of the Mamas & Papas "California Dreamin'" appears on Mike Love project Rock
  & Roll City, rerecordings of classic sixties songs. Available on cassette only from
  branches of Radio Shack, it reportedly sells some 100,000 units. Brian returns to LA.
  Carl solo 45 "What You Do To Me/Time" peaks at #72. It will become a Beach Boys
  concert staple for the summer, as will another album track, "Rockin' All Over The
  July   the band gain huge publicity and public support by being effectively banned from the
  annual Independence Day show in Washington when then-Secretary of the Interior James
  Watt decrees that rock bands attract the wrong element, a statement seen as a personal
  attack on the Beach Boys. Vice-president George Bush invites the band to visit the White
  House on the 17th. Unsuccessful second single from Young Blood, "Givin' You Up/Too
  Early To Tell", is released. Dennis marries Shawn on the 28th, thus making Mike Love
  Dennis' father-in-law as well as his cousin. 
  September   Capitol release Rarities, a collector's dream of non-album A & B sides, alternate versions
  and previously unreleased material (including an unreleased track for "Good
  Vibrations"). It fails to chart and is soon withdrawn under threat of legal action by the
  band, who consider it to be not representative. Third release on Mike's HitBound label is
  various artists effort Christmas Party, which includes a Mike solo track, "Have Yourself
  A Merry Little Christmas" and two duets, "Do You hear What I Hear ?" with Mary
  Macgregor and "Jingle Bell Rock" with Dean Torrence. Dennis plays his last show with
  the band, at the LA County Fairgrounds, Pomona on the 26th.
  November   Mike Love Christmas single, "Jingle Bell Rock/Let's Party" is released only in England.
  The A side is a different mix of the Christmas Party track.
  December   Dennis Carl Wilson drowns while swimming in Marina Del Ray on the 28th. He was
  twenty-four days past his 39th birthday.
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