Don Was-directed documentary of Brian I Just Wasn't Made For These Times premieres|
at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City UT on the 25th .
Brian marries Melinda Kae Ledbetter (born October 3rd,1946) on the 6th (ironically, the|
first Mrs. Wilson's birthday) in Palos Verdes CA. They will later adopt two daughters,
sisters Daria Rose (born November 10th, 1996) & Delanie Rae (born January 9th, 1998).
Doc Pomus tribute CD Till The Night Is Gone includes Wilson/Paley version of "Sweets|
For My Sweet".
Capitol release 20 Good Vibrations - The Greatest Hits, spanning the years 1962-66 but|
bizarrely also including 1988's "Kokomo" (but still they manage to include the wrong -
album - versions of "Help Me Rhonda" and "Be True To Your School", an error later
rectified). In the wake of the 2000 miniseries, it will peak at #95. Nilsson tribute CD For
The Love Of Harry features a Wilson (B.)/Paley version of "This Could Be the Night"
alongside a Wilson (C.)/Beckley/Lamm rendition of "Without Her".
|May||Brian makes a rare live appearence with the Beach Boys, in Las Vegas.|
|June||Melinda becomes Brian's conservator on the 22nd, taking over from Jerome S. Billett.|
soundtrack of the Don Was-directed documentary of the same name profiling Brian, I |
Just Wasn't Made For These Times is released. Essentially a solo album of Brian
recreating some of his classics and lesser-known numbers, it fails to chart in the US but
makes the low 50s in the UK.
Reunited under the aegis of Don Was, Brian and The Beach Boys start cutting tracks for a|
proposed reunion album, but after two songs have been roughed out, the project collapses
during a backing vocal session for "Dancin' The Night Away" when Carl walks out.
credited to Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, Orange Crate Art is released, featuring|
Brian's vocals on songs (largely) written by Van Dyke. A critical success, it fails to chart.
tying in with an appearance on TV show "Baywatch" (which included David Marks and|
briefly, Brian), "Summer Of Love" is released, backed by a track from the Baywatch CD.
It fails to chart.