Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre is released in the UK on the Sanctuary label on|
the 14th with two new bonus tracks, "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice".
Brian plays shows in Stockholm, Hamburg, Berlin, Glasgow & London (20th - 30th).
The London shows are recorded for a possible summer DVD release.
Brian closes out his European tour in Dublin on the 1st. The touring Beach Boys play at |
the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (9th). Brian tours Japan, 21st-27th. To coincide with
these dates, Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre is reissued a third time (on Victor)
with the addition of a fifth bonus song, "Fun, Fun, Fun".
Brian contributes backing vocals on two new albums: Anton Fig's Figments ("Hand On |
My Shoulder") and Nancy Sinatra's California Girl ("California Girls", a 1968 recording
to which he added vocals in 2001).
As a warm-up for his forthcoming UK tour, on the 11th Brian plays two shows at the |
Roxy. Alan's case against BRI is dismissed, but he is allowed to reword sections and
resubmit it. He forms a 'splinter' group, The All Star Beach Band: including members of
The Surfaris and The Rip Chords, it is essentially Family & Friends without the Wilson
sisters (who are involved in a Wilson Philips reunion project) . Wendy Wilson marries
Dan Knudson (Alan's sound engineer) in Los Angeles on the 24th.
With the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton & Sting, Brian plays the |
Queen's Golden Jubilee concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the 3rd before
embarking on a full UK tour (5th - 14th). His second concert set - Pet Sounds Live In
London - is released in the UK (the Japanese version includes "Meant for You/Friends"
live as a bonus track). New compilation California Feeling - Best Of The Beach
Boys Selected by Brian Wilson is released in Japan; it includes a 2002 recording by
Brian of the title track. The set is also released the following month worldwide as The
Beach Boys Classics. Also released in Japan at the same time is The Brian Wilson
Productions, a 19 track CD containing 17 of Brian's non-Beach Boys productions from
the sixties (the other two cuts are not, in fact, BW productions).
Solomon Burke's new album, Don't Give Up On Me, includes the unreleased Wilson/|
Paley song "Soul Searchin'". The Queen's Jubilee concert, Party At The Palace, is
released in edited & overdubbed form on CD & DVD. Alan's revised lawsuit is once
Mike & Bruce's scheduled tour of Japan (24th - 29th) is cancelled due to Mike requiring|
treatment on his back. All touring Beach Boys shows from August 11th to September
13th are similarly cancelled. Brian plays a short (six day), mainly East Coast tour -
Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia & New York.
At Paul McCartney's request, Brian appears at Adopt-A-Minefield's second annual Open|
Hearts, Clear Mines benefit concert on September 18th in Los Angeles. On the 26th, the
promoter for Brian's Australian tour, Ben Beath (24) is arrested, accused of defrauding
the Bank of Melbourne of 19 million Australian dollars. The tour is thrown into doubt
Brian plays the 5th annual Carl Wilson Foundation concert in Los Angeles (6th). Two |
days later he plays at a New York benefit show for Timothy White, the Billboard editor
and Beach Boys biographer who died in June. Live At Knebworth 1980 CD is released
in the UK by Eagle Vision. New promoters are found for Brian's Australian tour.
On The Beach Boys pages of their official website, Capitol Records post a 'bio' of the |
band heavily slanted towards the current touring group which also contains several major
inaccuracies. Due to heavy fan pressure, the 'bio' is removed after two days.
Brian plays a show in Honolulu, HI on the 6th, at the Honolulu marathon, before|
continuing on to Australia to play Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne (10th-
18th). Brian's seasonal offering this year is a short version of "White Christmas", with
Styx on backing vocals. Via his new website, Alan 'releases' a CD single, "PT Cruiser".