initially rejected by Warners, Holland (accompanied by a 'bonus' EP containing Brian's major|
contribution "Mt. Vernon & Fairway: A Fairytale") is released and will chart at #36 to general
critical approval. The deadline for the delivery of the Smile tapes, a condition of the Warners'
contract, passes and the band are penalised $50,000. Brian, Sandler and Spring record four
songs in a Fort Dodge, IA studio. Mike & Tamara's daughter, Summer Deva, is born on the
|February||"Sail On, Sailor/Only With You" 45 is released and peaks at #79.|
two songs from the Iowa sessions, "Shyin' Away/Fallin' In Love" are released on Columbia by|
remixed final section of the "California Saga" suite, subtitled (On My Way to Sunny|
Californ-i-a") is released, backed by "Funky Pretty", and charts at an unexceptional #84.
Murry Wilson dies of a heart attack on the 4th. He was just under a month short of his 56th|
birthday. Brian flees to NYC with Diane. Neither Brian nor Dennis attend the funeral
|summer||Brother Studio is opened in Santa Monica.|
The band dismiss Jack Rieley as manager. Mike's brother Steve takes over his personal|
The Beach Boys In Concert (a double album originally rejected as a single disc) is released,|
and will peak at #25, easily the best performance by a Warner's release thus far.
Blondie Chaplin leaves the band, allegedly following a backstage fist fight with Steve Love |
after the gig at Madison Square Garden on the 19th . His replacement is James William
Guercio of Chicago, who soon becomes the band's manager.