April   veteran session man Steve Douglas dies of  heart failure on the 19th. He was 55.
  summer   Carl begins working with Robert Lamm (Chicago) and Gerry Beckley (America) on a
  project dubbed 'Trio'. Brian rekindles a relationship begun during the second Landy era
  by dating Melinda Ledbetter, a former model and car salesperson, who is soon seeking
  to amend his conservatorship situation. The Beach Boys Cafe moves to Mission Beach,
  CA (it will close within a year).
  July   5CD career retrospective Good Vibrations - 30 Years of The Beach Boys (partly chosen
  by fans and collectors) is released to huge critical acclaim. Scattered amongst the 4 CDs
  of  hits and classic tracks are over fifteen previously unreleased tracks including half-an-
  hour of original Smile material (albeit presented in modern mixes and edits). The fifth
  CD is composed entirely of collector's items, including more Smile tracks. (Initial
  pressings of  the European version include a further sixth bonus CD featuring European
  fall   during their fall tour, the band perform an 'unplugged' sequence (including "Vegetables",
  "All This Is That" & "Add Some Music To Your Day") and feature tracks from the Box