based on the Steve Gaines book, TV movie "Summer Dreams" airs on US TV on the 29th |
to universal critical disapproval. It has entered Beach Boys lore as 'the movie with the
Capitol begin to issue the Beach Boys 1962-69 catalog in a 'two-albums-on-one-CD'|
format (instantly tagged 2fers), except for Pet Sounds. The pairings are Surfin'
Safari/Surfin' U.S.A., Surfer Girl/Shut Down Vol. 2, Little Deuce Coupe/All
Summer Long, Beach Boys Today!/Summer Days (And Summer Nights !!), Smiley
Smile/Wild Honey, Friends/20/20, Beach Boys' Party/Stack O' Tracks and Beach
Boys Concert/Live in London. All 2fers include extensive liner notes and bonus tracks of
B sides, alternate takes and unreleased material. Gary Lee Usher dies of lung cancer on
the 25th. He was 51 years old. Stanley Love, Mike's brother, files a petition seeking to
become Brian's conservator (2nd).
the band tour without Mike, who is fronting the Endless Summer Beach Band in Japan. |
His place is taken by America's Gerry Beckley.
Melcher-produced and written soundtrack item "Problem Child" is unsuccessfully |
CBS/Epic begin reissuing the post-1969 catalog on CD (up to and including Keepin' The|
Summer Alive) but make no attempt to emulate the Capitol format - single albums, no
bonus tracks or liner notes.
|December||On the 1st, Brian plays a 6 song set at the 'Save The Bay' benefit gig in Santa Monica.|