|January||The band tour Japan from 7th-23rd|
Brian meets Van Dyke Parks (born January 3rd, Hattiesburg MS, 1943) at a party at Terry|
Melcher's house. Carl marries Annie Hinsche (born December 27th, 1949, Manila, Philippines,
sister of Billy, born June 29th, 1951, Manila) in LA on the 3rd.
released as a Brian Wilson solo single, "Caroline, No/Summer Means New Love" reaches no|
higher than #32, but "Sloop John B/You're So Good To Me" under The Beach Boys banner
The Beach Boys move their management from Cummins & Currant to Julius Lefkowitz &|
Company. Taking charge of their account is Nick Grillo, who is soon invited to become their
personal manager. Derek Taylor, ex-Beatles publicist, is employed by the band in the same
Pet Sounds, although a breakthrough in production, arranging, performing and songwriting -|
and a huge overseas success - charts no higher than #10. However, it does afford Brian artistic
respectability in hip LA circles.
extracted 45 "Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows" peaks at #8 (and #39, the last B side to|
chart). In a move generally, if unfairly (and probably incorrectly), viewed as sabotage by
Capitol, Best Of The Beach Boys compilation is released and outsells Pet Sounds, peaking
at #8. During the sessions for "Good Vibrations", Brian meets David Anderle.
sessions begin in earnest for Brian's latest project, originally tagged Dumb Angel but swiftly|
retitled Smile. The sandbox is installed in Brian's Laurel Way house.
as the Smile sessions continue in the band's absence touring Europe, "Good Vibrations/Let's|
Go Away For A While" is released and rapidly becomes the band's third #1 single and a
worldwide chart success. Anderle is put on the Beach Boys' payroll in order to set up Brother
usually cited as the point where he lost track of both the Smile sessions and a firm grip on|
reality, Brian records "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", part of "The Elements" commonly called the 'Fire'
music on the 28th, and is later much disturbed when a rash of fires break out in LA. A
combination of his own increasing uncertainty and the band's uneasiness with the material on
their return from touring lead to a general unraveling of the project.
the projected release date for Smile passes with the album far from completion. David|
Oppenheim arrives in LA to shoot footage of Brian working on Smile for a CBS documentary
"Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution". Alan & Lynda's first child, Matthew Alan, is born on the
9th. Mike and Suzanne's first child, Hayleigh is born on the 27th. Dennis & Carol's daughter
Jennifer born on the 21st. In a reader's poll held by the British rock weekly New Musical
Express, The Beach Boys beat The Beatles as the Top World group, 5,373 votes to 5,272.