the band travel to Europe to play at the "Grand Gala Du Disque", a Dutch TV special on the|
Carl announces in the UK rock press that the Smile tapes have been located and will be|
assembled (and overdubbed where necessary) for a fall release.
Nick Grillo is dismissed, and Jack Rieley assumes personal managerial duties. Steve Love|
becomes the band's business manager. Grillo sues the band to recover monies loaned and
unpaid fees, a case which he reportedly wins. During sessions for the upcoming album Bruce
Johnston decides to leave the band, having grown dissatisfied with Rieley's style of management.
"You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone/Cuddle Up" single also fails to chart. Parent|
album Carl And The Passions - So Tough is released in tandem with Pet Sounds, a move
that provokes unfavorable comparison with the 1966 album and may well have had a hand in
the set stalling at #50. The second Spring 45, "Good Time/Sweet Mountain", is released.
At Jack Rieley's instigation,the group, including Brian and recording console, return to the|
Netherlands for the summer, to record and use as a base for their European tour (except
Dennis, who makes the Canary Islands his base and flies in for sessions). In reality, little more
than basic tracks are recorded in Holland and much additional work is required on returning to
California. "Marcella/Hold On, Dear Brother" single continues the run of chart misses.
Spring, an album by former Honeys Marilyn Wilson & Diane Rovell produced by Brian, Steve|
Desper & David Sandler, is released to critical acclaim and zero chart action.
After the band returns from Holland, Rieley decides to remain there and manage the band long|
|December||Dennis & Barbara's second child, Carl Benton, is born on the 31st.|