January   The Beach Boys are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on the 20th, in the
  company of Bob Dylan, The Drifters and The Beatles. Mike uses the occasion to make a
  most unfortunate speech, insulting just about all present, that has entered into record
  industry legend. A few days later, on the 25th, the band are the first group to receive the
  American Music Awards Award Of Merit. For the ceremony, Mike wears a hard-hat,
  just in case.
  February   on the 16th, Landy is charged by the California Attorney General's office with illegally
  prescribing drugs and gross negligence in marinating a multiple relationship with Brian.
  (The case is settled the following year when Landy surrenders his license to practice in
  California; his request to be reinstated in 1992 is refused).
  July   preview 45 from Brian's imminent solo album, "Love And Mercy/He Couldn't Get His
  Poor Old Body To Move" is unsuccessfully released.
  August   Brian Wilson is released to a media blitz, near unanimously excellent reviews, but
  lukewarm sales, resulting in a chart peak of no higher than #54. Extracted from the
  Cocktail soundtrack, "Kokomo" (featuring no involvement from Brian) is released and
  will eventually become the band's fourth chart topper, twenty-two years after "Good
  Vibrations". Mike's son, Brian is born on the 6th; his mother is Jacqueline Piesen
  September   Brian is the surprise guest at the 10th annual UK Beach Boys Convention on the 24th,
  performing a three song set of "Surfer Girl", Love And Mercy" and "Night Time". Strong
  men weep. Woody Guthrie & Ledbelly tribute CD Folkways - A Vision Shared
  includes a Wilson/Paley rendition of "Goodnight Irene".
  December   Brian plays the NAS show again.
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