|April||veteran session man Steve Douglas dies of heart failure on the 19th. He was 55.|
Carl begins working with Robert Lamm (Chicago) and Gerry Beckley (America) on a project
dubbed 'Trio'. Brian rekindles a relationship begun during the second Landy era by dating
Melinda Ledbetter, a former model and car salesperson, who is soon seeking to amend his
conservatorship situation. The Beach Boys Cafe moves to Mission Beach, CA (it will close
within a year).
5CD career retrospective Good Vibrations - 30 Years of The Beach Boys (partly chosen by
fans and collectors) is released to huge critical acclaim. Scattered amongst the 4 CDs of hits
and classic tracks are over fifteen previously unreleased tracks including half-an-hour of original
Smile material (albeit presented in modern mixes and edits). The fifth CD is composed entirely
of collector's items, including more Smile tracks. (Initial pressings of the European version
include a further sixth bonus CD featuring European hits).
during their fall tour, the band perform an 'unplugged' sequence (including "Vegetables", "All
This Is That" & "Add Some Music To Your Day") and feature tracks from the Box set.