|January||Brian & Marilyn's divorce is finalised. Rocky & Stan are fired as Brian's 'minders'.|
produced by Bruce and old friend Curt Becher, much-heralded disco remake of "Here Comes|
The Night" is released in both ten minute plus 12" and edited 7" versions, backed by "Baby
Blue". Despite - or perhaps because of - adverse comment from just about everybody, the
edited 45 makes #44 in the charts. Celebration release their second album, Celebration, on
Mike Nesmith's Pacific Arts label: it fails to chart, and the band soon split.
Brian is released from the Brotman, a regime of 24-hour care having been arranged for him.|
His night nurse is Carolyn Williams, with whom he soon starts a relationship.With production
credited to The Beach Boys, Bruce Johnston & James William Guercio, the L.A. (Light
Album) is released and despite heavy promotion from the band climbs no higher than #100.
The band - including Brian - play a four-night residency (1-4) at New York's Radio City Music
Hall: this is the only venue where the disco track is performed, as it is rapidly dropped due to
adverse audience reaction.
"Good Timin'/Love Surrounds Me" 45 is released, and becomes the band's first Top 40 hit for|
nearly three years (at #40).
|May||final and unsuccessful Celebration 45, "Starbaby/Gettin' Hungry" is released.|
following an onstage incident at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Dennis is|
suspended from the band until he can control his substance abuse.
"Lady Lynda/Full Sail" single is released: while a chart miss in the USA, in the UK it is a Top |
ten hit and a success in other territories. The band tour Japan. Carl & Annie's divorce becomes
extracted from the Americathon soundtrack album, "It's A Beautiful Day" 45, backed with|
"Sumahama" fails to chart. On the 2nd, The Beach Boys were scheduled to record backing
vocals for some tracks on Pink Floyd's The Wall, but the session (at Sundance Productions)
was cancelled that morning, reportedly by the BB once they learned of the themes os the LP.