BRI win a temporary injunction preventing Alan from using the name 'Beach Boys': he |
renames his group Alan Jardine's Family & Friends Beach Band, and files a counter suit
against BRI (thus - technically - suing himself !).
Best Of The Brother Years - The Greatest Hits Volume 3 is released. Although including|
some previously unavailable single versions, it fails to chart (The UK version, released
later in the year, has a slightly different track listing, reflecting the British hits of the
period). A two part miniseries, 'The Beach Boys - An American Family' is aired in the
US on the 27th & 28th. Although using the original studio recordings and evoking a
wonderful period atmosphere, it is widely criticised for its inaccuracies and distortions
of history and is perceived as being largely the work of Mike Love playing up his part.
A preliminary injunction is granted against Alan, preventing him from using the name|
'The Beach Boys' in any way.
Pet Sounds is finally ratified as a gold record. Brian plays a two-night residency at LA's|
legendary Roxy Theatre (7th & 8th). Both nights are recorded for later release.
Brian goes out on tour again. This time the centerpiece of the set is a compete |
performance of the Pet Sounds album. Although critically well recieved, the tour rarely
plays to full houses and runs up losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Capitol reissues the band's albums from 1970-1985 in 2fer format, remastered but this|
time without bonus tracks. The pairings are Sunflower/Surf's Up, Carl & The
Passions/Holland (a 2CD set to allow the inclusion of the Fairytale), In Concert, 15
Big Ones/The Beach Boys Love You, M.I.U. Album/L.A. (Light Album) and
Keepin' The Summer Alive/The Beach Boys. Each CD boasts liner notes by either
celebrity BB fans (e.g. Peter Buck of R.E.M., Sir Elton John) or noted BB journalists
such as Timothy White & Paul Williams.
The Beckley/Lamm/Wilson CD Like A Brother is released on the Transparent label. |
Brian is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on the 15th in New York. Carnie
Wilson marries Rob Bonfiglio on the 23rd.
initially available only via Brian's website, double CD Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy|
Theatre is 'released' on the BriMel label.
Charles Dean 'Chuck' Britz, the engineer for all of Brian's classics cut at Western |
Studio 1963-67, dies from brain cancer on August 21st. He was 72.
|October||The 3rd annual Carl Wilson Walk Against Cancer takes place on the 8th.|
Brian and the touring band play a short residency at BB King's House Of Blues in New |
York City, parts of which are recorded for possible future release.
via his website, Brian 'releases' a seasonal song, "On Christmas Day" (which sounds|
remarkably like "Belles Of Paris" from 1978's M.I.U. Album).