|March||Brian performs at a benefit for the homeless of LA (10th).|
video documentary The Beach Boys - An American Band is released. It contains much|
previously unseen or rare footage of the band and a smattering of previously unreleased
tracks, most prominent amongst them part of the legendary "Fire" music from Smile.
"Getcha Back/Male Ego", first new Beach Boys 45 for exactly five years is released, and|
peaks at #26. Parent album, The Beach Boys, reaches #52, and is the first new BB
material to be issued on CD (which includes the non-LP single B side as a bonus track).
Ringo Starr guests on one track, Stevie Wonder on another. Brian performs at the Malibu
Emergency Room benefit (12th).
|June||Bruce's third son, Ryan Greer, is born on the 19th.|
the Beach Boys performance in Philadelphia for the US end of the transatlantic Live Aid|
event (13th) is well received, and Brian looks sensational.
|August||"It's Gettin' Late/It's OK" is released but climbs no higher than #82.|
"She Believes In Love Again/It's Just A Matter Of Time" is the final unsuccessful single|
from the album.