The Beach Boys receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy ceremony in Los
Angeles (21st): all surviving members attend (but don't sit together).
a star-studded Brian Wilson tribute concert is held at Radio City Music Hall in New York
City on the 29th. Hosted by Chazz Palminteri, performers include Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sir
Elton John, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. The show is recorded for later
broadcast on TNT (July 4th) and is also released (in an expanded format) on video & DVD.
On the 19th, Alan attempts to amend his appeal to make it more wide-ranging, but is denied.
the 22nd sees the release of Hawthorne CA, a 2CD 57-track compilation of sessions,
demos, first-time stereo mixes, alternate versions and unreleased material, largely drawn from
the years 1961-69. A single CD of the same name was originally intended as a merchandising
tie-in with the 2000 TV "American Family" miniseries, and forms the basis for this release.
Springsteen tribute CD Made In the USA includes Mike's version of "Hungry Heart".
Brian embarks on an extensive tour, opening for Paul Simon (9th). The tour runs through to
the end of July. Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre is commercially released on the
Oglio label on the 19th, with three bonus tracks (two songs - "Sloop John B" & "Barbara
Ann" - and an interview). The Honeys Collection, available initially only by mail order, is
released; while not including all of their released sixties sides, it does offer for the first time on
CD some Brian Wilson productions (with the Honeys on backing vocals) and other Honeys
rarities. On the 4th, the trademark injunction becomes permanent. Alan appeals once more.
Karen Lamm Wilson dies of congestive heart failure on the 10th (or the 12th according to
some reports). She was 49.
via his website, Alan Jardine 'releases' Live In Las Vegas, recorded 11/28/99 at the MGM
Grand; it includes a studio bonus track, "California Energy Blues".
having cancelled his scheduled September tour of Japan in the wake of the events of
September 11th, Brian Wilson announces that he will be touring Europe in January 2002
before moving on to Japan the following month. The 4th annual Carl Wilson Walk Against
Cancer takes place at Santa Monica on the 14th.
On an Internet message board, Bruce Johnston hints that there may be some new recordings
for the 40th anniversary year. Through his website, Brian gives his fans a short acapella
version of "Silent Night".