Eugene Landy, Brian's controversial former psychologist, dies in Honolulu, HI on the 22nd|
of lung cancer. He was 71.
Alan Jardine announces that The Beach Boys will reform in London, in November, for a|
concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pet Sounds. None of the other surviving band
members seem to know anything about this.
Brian guests on daughter Carnie's first solo album, A Motherís Gift: Lullabies From The|
Heart, duetting on "You Are So Beautiful". The Hallmark Card company issue a Beach Boys
CD as a Father's Day promotion: the bulk of Songs From Here And Back comprises
previously unreleased live performances from 1974 and 1989, but also included are 'new'
studio recordings from Brian, Mike & Alan (respectively "Spirit Of Rock & Roll" (2005),
"Cool Head" (2005) & "PT Cruiser" (2002)). Alan further announces that he will be doing
some charity shows with Brian later in the year: once again this is news to the other party
involved, leading some to wonder what Alan is up to.
At Capitol Records on the 13th, a ceremony is held celebrating the double platinum status |
of Sounds Of Summer is held. All surviving band members attend, making it the first time
Brian, Mike, Alan & Bruce have shared a stage since September 1996, and the first time
ever that those four and David Marks stood together. Is this the prelude to a fully-fledged
reunion ? Probably not...
Brian plays a Las Vegas casino on the 1st: Darian is replaced by Gary Griffin and is later|
revealed to have a year's contract with Disney TV to score animated series. A show set for
two days later at his Lake Arrowhead home is cancelled. On the 23rd he also plays a
festival in New SouthWales, Australia. Both concerts are the 'hits' format. Catch A Wave:
The Rise, Fall & Redemption Of Brian Wilson by Peter Ames Carlin (with input from the
Wilson family) is belatedly published. Sounds of Summer (the US CD/DVD version) is
released in the UK, failing to chart.
On the 16th, Brian plays the Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health in Napa Valley,|
CA, a charity show. He and his young daughters also contribute backups on the Spongebob
Squarepants album The Best Day Ever.
|October||Brian plays Neil Young's Bridge Benefit in San Francisco on the 21st.|
Brian plays Pet Sounds at UCLA's Royce Hall on the 1st, with Alan Jardine guesting. He |
then plays a one-off Pet Sounds show in London on the 12th, in conjunction with his
induction into the UK Music Hall Of Fame (on the 14th): this will be the last time he will
play the whole album in the UK. Returning to the US, Brian then takes Pet Sounds on a
short north east US tour, from the 17th-22nd, visiting Washington, Boston, Philadelphia &
New York (Darian takes part in all these shows). Alan also guests on these dates. Mike &
Bruce play dates in Scandinavia. Mike releases a radioplay only seasonal single, "Santa's
Goin' To Kokomo".
|December||The Beach Boys celebrate their 45th anniversary, traditionally on the 31st.|