Carl refuses to be drafted into the army (3rd), claiming conscientious objector status. Capitol|
expect Smile to be delivered to them by the 15th. It isn't. Four days previously, the Articles of
Incorporation for Brother Records Inc. were filed in Los Angeles.
The Beach Boys sue Capitol on the 28th for unpaid back royalties and $225,000 for an|
outdated 'breakages clause'.
Brian is appointed to the board of the projected Monterey Pop Festival. The Beach Boys are|
scheduled to close the Saturday evening set. Hosted by Leonard Bernsiten, "Inside Pop: The
Rock Revolution" is aired on CBS on the 26th, Brian's solo performance of "Surf's Up"
arousing great expectations.
publicist Derek Taylor announces the abandonment of Smile in the rock press, the first mention|
being on the 2nd .
the band, presumably on Brian's say-so, pull out of the Monterey Pop Festival, citing pressure|
to release a new 45 and Carl's upcoming draft trial. The Festival (16th/17th/18th) is a huge
success and the Beach Boys' no-show is seen as tacit agreement that they are no longer hip.
Carol files for divorce from Dennis.
drastically reshaped and partly re-recorded centerpiece of Smile, "Heroes And Villains" (b/w|
BW solo chant "You're Welcome") is released after eight months of silence on
Capitol-distributed Brother Records and fails to make the Top Ten, stalling at #12. Second
compilation, Best Of The Beach Boys Volume 2, is releases and charts at #50. On the 18th,
Capitol announce that a settlement has been reached between themselves and the band, the first
result of which is that Capitol will distribute the newly formed Brother Records label.
the band (less Bruce) travel to Hawaii where two concerts (25th & 26th) are recorded for a|
proposed live album, Lei'd In Hawaii. The project is shelved due to technical problems and
the band's poor performance
cut largely at Brian's new home studio, Smiley Smile (largely Smile mutants and hastily|
recorded new material - only "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes And Villains" appear in their
original versions) is first, and last album released on Brother. The production credit reads 'The
Beach Boys' and it charts at no more than #41. Second and final Brother 45, "Gettin'
Hungry/Devoted to You", is released; credited as by Brian & Mike, it is the first BB-related
release since "Barbie" to fail to chart.
reverting to the Capitol label, "Wild Honey/Wind Chimes" single is released and does little to|
reverse the band's declining fortunes, peaking at #31. Capitol also release The Many Moods
Of Murry Wilson, an instrumental album: it includes "Italia", an Alan Jardine composition that is
an uncredited Brian Wilson production.
R'n'B flavored Wild Honey album and extracted "Darlin'/Here Today" 45 are released,|
respectively reaching #24 and #19 in the charts. The hugely influential Rolling Stone prints an
article by Jann Wenner that compares the Beach Boys unfavorably with The Beatles and thus
seals their fate by effectively excluding them from serious consideration. The band meet the
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Paris, France.