1997
  April   it is announced that Carl has been diagnosed as having lung cancer with secondary tumors in his
  brain. He begins undergoing chemotherapy.
  summer   The Wilsons is released: Brian joins his daughters on four tracks, one of which is "Everything I
  Need", a new collaboration with Tony Asher.
  August   Carl plays his last show with the Beach Boys, on the 29th at Atlantic City,  NJ. Fundraising CD
  MOM II - Music For Our Mother Ocean includes a 1993 live recording of "Summer In
  Paradise" from London.
  September   Derek Taylor, Beach Boys publicist during the Smile era, dies of cancer on the 8th. He was
  63.
  October   to replace an ailing Carl, Mike asks David Marks to return to the band. His first show is in Las
  Vegas on the 9th. Christmas Spirit, a various artists album of limited distribution, includes
  Brian's "Joy To The World", co-produced with his new collaborator, Joe Thomas. Songs
  Without Words includes Brian's piano rendition of "This Isn't Love", another new
  Wilson/Asher composition.
  November   delayed for a over a year, the 4CD The Pet Sounds Sessions box is released, comprising the
  original mono version, track and vocal sessions, alternate takes and a first-ever true stereo mix.
  Tommy Tedesco, veteran session guitarist, dies of liver & lung cancer on the 10th.
  December   Audree Wilson dies on the 1st of kidney failure and heart problems. She was 79.