January   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 .
  February   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).
  March   Doc Pomus tribute CD Till The Night Is Gone includes Wilson/Paley version of "Sweets
  For My Sweet".
  April   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.
  August   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.
  fall   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.
  October   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.
  November   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.