On SuperBowl Sunday, following a phone call from Carolyn Williams, Stan Love & Rocky
Pamplin break into Dennis' Venice home and give him a severe beating in the hopes that he
will stop supplying Brian with drugs..
solo album Carl Wilson is released, peaking at #185. Extracted single "Hold Me/Hurry Love"
fails to chart. Simultaneously, Carl leaves the band following growing unease with their lack of
rehearsals and choice of material, and states that he won't rejoin until "1981 means as much as
1961". To fill the gap, the rest of the band insist on Brian returning to the stage, and UK BB
imitator Adrian Baker is invited to fill out the sound.
Carl embarks on a short solo tour of clubs to promote his album, commencing on the 5th in
Chicago and ending on the 25th in San Francisco. Later in the summer he will open for such
acts as The Doobie Brothers.
|summer||The Harmony is repossessed when Dennis fails to maintain the payments.|
second 45 from Carl Wilson is released but "Heaven" (strangely once more backed with
"Hurry Love") also fails to chart.
cashing in on a current fad, Capitol assemble a sequence of eight beach Boys classics ("Good
Vibrations/Help Me Rhonda/I Get Around/Shut Down/Surfin' Safari/Barbara Ann/Surfin'
USA/Fun, Fun, Fun") and are much gratified when "The Beach Boys' Medley/God Only
Knows" peaks at #12. (A projected 2nd medley is assembled for release later in the year, but
by then the craze has run its course.). The band perform a second Independence Day show in
Washington, which they follow the next day with a nationally televised gig from Long Beach
which is rightly considered to be the worst the band have ever done; Brian's performance is
terrifyingly bad and the rest of them aren't much better.
trailer 45 from Mike's solo album, "Looking Back With Love/One Good Reason" is released
on Casablanca. It fails to score. Meanwhile Mike is touring on his own with The Endless
Summer Beach Band. Mike marries Cathy Martinez in Santa Barbara on the 17th. Legendary
DJ Wolfman Jack officiates. Released only in Australia, Brian Wilson/Beach Boys Rarities
is later withdrawn owing to liner notes stating that The Survivors were The Beach Boys
(something thought to be the case at the time). The album is the only legal release of "What I
Say", recorded live in Sydney, Australia 1964.
|October||Looking Back With Love is released. It also fails to chart.|
thoughtfully selected overview of the Warners and Caribou years, Ten Years of Harmony is
released. Although including previously unreleased material and alternate versions, it charts no
higher than #156. However extracted 45 "Come Go With Me (from 1978)/Don't Go Near The
Water (from 1971)" peaks at #18.
|December||the band tour South Africa. Jeff Foskett joins.|