Brian continues his Pet Sounds farewell tour with three dates in California, 26th-28th. A|
fourth show on the 29th, in Malibu, is cancelled.
New Music From An Old Friend features two tracks from Brian: a new version of|
"God Only Knows" and a collaboration with Burt Bacharach "What Love Can Do".
The Lost Beach Boy, a biography of David Marks by Jon Stebbins (author of the |
excellent The Real Beach Boy, a bio of Dennis) with the full co-operation of his subject,
The Warmth Of The Sun (essentially Sounds Of Summer Volume 2) is released in the|
USA and enters the Billboard chart at #40, thus giving The Beach Boys a chart career of
over 45 years (1962-2007). Brian plays two shows in New Jersey, the second of which
sees Bruce Springsteen join him for the encore.
Beach Boys Stomp, venerable UK fanzine, celebrates its 30th anniversary. Brian plays|
four shows in California before heading for Europe to tour the festival circuit, playing in
Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, France & Germany. For all the
European shows Billy Hinsche & Gary Griffin replace Darian & Scot, who have other
commitments. Alan plays the US shows, but elects not to make the trip to Europe. He
continues to work on his solo album, Postcard From California.
Brian finishes his Euro-tour by playing Austria, the UK & Ireland. The soundtrack of|
the Artic Tale movie features a new Wilson-Parks collaboration, "Live Let Live".
Brian plays three casino shows (with a stripped-down version of his band) on the 9th &|
10th, in Vancouver, and Reno on the 11th. On the 17th, Brian's daughter Wendy &
Dan Knudson double the size of their family with the arrival of twins Will & Jesse.
Brian's website offers a preview of his coming new work with a demo of "Midnight's
Another Day", a collaboration with Scott Bennett. It is widely acclaimed as his best
work for years.
Brian plays the Royal Festival Hall in London for six nights, 10th-16th, performing a |
specially commissioned work, "That Lucky Old Sun (a Narrative)", before playing a
further five shows in the provinces. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. On the
11th, Brian is announced as a Kennedy Center honoree, to be inducted in December.
Long-serving Beach Boys drummer Mike Kowalski is 'let go': his replacement is John
Mike & Bruce's touring Beach Boys visit Australia and New Zealand from the 2nd to |
the 18th. Brian and the band's scheduled return to London on the 11th to perform at a
Royal benefit show for the English National Ballet is called off when the benefit is
cancelled. Chris Farmer, MD of the touring Beach Boys, is announced as retiring from
Brian is inducted as a Kennedy Center honoree on the 2nd (the show is aired on the|