at the 2nd Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner on the 22nd, Sire Records president
Seymour Stein makes Brian an informal offer to record a solo album.
Brian Wilson solo single "Let's Go To Heaven In My Car/Too Much Sugar" is released, to no
chart action. (The version on the Police Academy 4 - Citizens On Patrol soundtrack,
released the same month, is slightly different). The Sire deal is finalised (without Usher's
involvement), and Brian begins working on his solo album with Andy Paley. The 'Wilson
Project' is effectively dead, killed by Landy's continual interference.
"Wipe Out", an entirely unlikely collaboration between The Beach Boys and heavyweight
rappers The Fat Boys, is released and climbs to #12 in the charts (in the UK, it reaches an
astonishing #2 !). Originally it was going to be a collaboration with Run-DMC: the whole story
has yet to emerge...
"Happy Endings/California Girls (live)", the former a collaboration with Little Richard from the
movie The Telephone, and based on an unreleased Bruce Johnston composition "Brand New
Old Friends", is released but fails to chart. Carl marries Gina Martin, (daughter of Dean, born
December 20th, 1956) in Las Vegas on the 8th.
Mattel Toys make a new addition to their Barbie range, California Dream Barbie, whose
packaging includes a 5" flexidisc credited to The Beach Boys entitled "Livin' Doll", a
Wilson/Landy Morgan composition. The track is actually a Brian solo performance based on
an earlier song, "Christine".