Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre is released in the UK on the Sanctuary label on
the 14th with two new bonus tracks, "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Brian
plays shows in Stockholm, Hamburg, Berlin, Glasgow & London (20th - 30th). The London
shows are recorded for a possible summer DVD release.
Brian closes out his European tour in Dublin on the 1st. The touring Beach Boys play at the
Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (9th). Brian tours Japan, 21st-27th. To coincide with these
dates, Brian Wilson Live At The Roxy Theatre is reissued a third time (on Victor) with the
addition of a fifth bonus song, "Fun, Fun, Fun".
Brian contributes backing vocals on two new albums: Anton Fig's Figments ("Hand On My
Shoulder") and Nancy Sinatra's California Girl ("California Girls", a 1968 recording to
which he added vocals in 2001).
As a warm-up for his forthcoming UK tour, on the 11th Brian plays two shows at the Roxy.
Alan's case against BRI is dismissed, but he is allowed to reword sections and resubmit it.He
forms a 'splinter' group, The All Star Beach Band: including members of The Surfaris and
The Rip Chords, it is essentially Family & Friends without the Wilson sisters (who are
involved in a Wilson Philips reunion project) . Wendy Wilson marries Dan Knudson (Alan's
sound engineer) in Los Angeles on the 24th.
With the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton & Sting, Brian plays the Queen's
Golden Jubilee concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the 3rd before embarking on
a full UK tour (5th - 14th). His second concert set - Pet Sounds Live In London - is
released in the UK (the Japanese version includes "Meant for You/Friends" live as a bonus
track). New compilation California Feeling - Best Of The Beach Boys Selected by
Brian Wilson is released in Japan; it includes a 2002 recording by Brian of the title track.
The set is also released the following month worldwide as The Beach Boys Classics. Also
released in Japan at the same time is The Brian Wilson Productions, a 19 track CD
containing 17 of Brian's non-Beach Boys productions from the sixties (the other two cuts are
not, in fact, BW productions).
Solomon Burke's new album, Don't Give Up On Me, includes the unreleased Wilson/Paley
song "Soul Searchin'". The Queen's Jubilee concert, Party At The Palace, is released in
edited & overdubbed form on CD & DVD. Alan's revised lawsuit is once again dismissed.
Mike & Bruce's scheduled tour of Japan (24th - 29th) is cancelled due to Mike requiring
treatment on his back. All touring Beach Boys shows from August 11th to September 13th
are similarly cancelled. Brian plays a short (six day), mainly East Coast tour - Chicago,
Boston, Philadelphia & New York.
At Paul McCartney's request, Brian appears at Adopt-A-Minefield's second annual Open
Hearts, Clear Mines benefit concert on September 18th in Los Angeles. On the 26th, the
promoter for Brian's Australian tour, Ben Beath (24) is arrested, accused of defrauding the
Bank of Melbourne of 19 million Australian dollars. The tour is thrown into doubt
Brian plays the 5th annual Carl Wilson Foundation concert in Los Angeles (6th). Two days
later he plays at a New York benefit show for Timothy White, the Billboard editor and Beach
Boys biographer who died in June. Live At Knebworth 1980 CD is released in the UK by
Eagle Vision. New promoters are found for Brian's Australian tour.
On The Beach Boys pages of their official website, Capitol Records post a 'bio' of the band
heavily slanted towards the current touring group which also contains several major
inaccuracies. Due to heavy fan pressure, the 'bio' is removed after two days.
Brian plays a show in Honolulu, HI on the 6th, at the Honolulu marathon, before continuing on
to Australia to play Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne (10th-18th). Brian's seasonal
offering this year is a short version of "White Christmas", with Styx on backing vocals. Via his
new website, Alan 'releases' a CD single, "PT Cruiser".