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 &
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. CarnieWilson
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).