January   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.
  March   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.
  May   "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...
  November   "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.
  December   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".
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