At the 55th Grammy Awards on the 10th, The Smile Sessions wins the award for |
Best Historical Album. Interviewed following his acceptance speech, Brian states
there likely won't be any more touring by the full band but hints at the possibility of a
|March||Mike & Bruce tour the Far East 23rd-28th, playing Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.|
Brian takes part in the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp at the MGM Grand in Las |
The Beach Boys Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour 2CD set is released on the 21st.|
It will peak at #94.
|June||Milton Edward Love dies on the 20th, aged 95.|
With special guests Alan Jardine & David Marks, Brian embarks on a six-date |
summer US tour: Bob Lizik (bass) returns to Brian's band after an absence of some
five years. Mike & Bruce make a short visit to Europe.
A six CD box set, Made in California, is released on the 27th. Earlier in the month,|
a 21-date US tour co-headlined by Brian & Jeff Beck, and featuring Alan & David, is
announced. It will run from late September to late October.
Blondie Chaplin is officially confirmed as being a special guest on selected dates of |
Brian's tour with Jeff Beck. Filming wraps on a BW biopic. Brian's co-headlining
tour with Jeff Beck kicks off on the 27th.
The Wilson/Beck tour closes on the 30th after 22 dates and near unanimously |
outstanding reviews: the odd pairing worked better than anyone dared hope.
It's officially announced that the Dennis biopic The Drummer has been shelved. On|
the 17th, Capitol released The Big Beat 1963, a download-only collection of
assorted demos, non-Beach Boys BW productions and some Honeys demos. It is,
unashamedly, an exercise in (European Union) copyright extension, albeit with an
unexpected benefit for hardcore BB fans.