Brian tours Australia, presenting both "That Lucky Old Sun" and Pet Sounds. The|
scheduled sessions to record "That Lucky Old Sun" are postponed.
|February||Brian guests at a Was (Not Was) LA gig on Valentines Day.|
On the 19th, the long-running dispute between BRI and Alan Jardine regarding the use|
of the Beach Boys name is settled out of court, reportedly to the satisfaction of all.
Mike & Bruce tour the UK from April 3rd-12th. Former band member David Marks|
guests on a series of shows that are widely judged to be outstanding. The sessions for
"That Lucky Old Sun" are resumed.
On the 8th, Brian takes part in a Rainforest Foundation benefit show at Carnegie Hall. The|
next day, following steadily increasing rumors, it's announced that Jimmy Hines (drums) &
Bob Lizik (bass) have left the band (the exact circumstances remaining murky), to be
replaced by former band member Mikey D'Amico and Brett Simons respectively. On
the 16th, it is announced that "That Lucky Old Sun" will be released in September on
Capitol as a CD/DVD.
Sony/Legacy release a 2CD set comprising Dennis' classic solo album Pacific Ocean|
Blue plus bonus tracks and selections from the uncompleted follow-up, Bambu on the
16th: at the end of the first week it charts at #16 in the UK. A week earlier, Capitol
release The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection - The Capitol Years (1962-1965),
a 16-CD limited edition boxed set. Brian plays two shows in England: Kenwood House,
London, on the 28th and Ipswich on the 29th. All his UK shows are a 'greatest hits'
Brian concludes his English mini-tour with a show at the Royal Albert Hall on the 1st. He|
then plays a short north-eastern tour from the 8th to the 17th, comprising the same
'greatest hits' format..
That Lucky Old Sun is released, charting at #37 in the UK and #21 in the US. Brian|
debuts the work in the US at four shows in California & Nevada, 5th-10th. Accompanied
by the LA Philharmonic, Brian then plays the Hollywood Bowl, 12th-14th inclusive (these
are not TLOS shows). A World Of Peace Must Come, an album Brian produced for
poet Steven Kalinich in 1969, is released by Light In The Attic.
The TLOS tour continues with dates in the midwest and on the east coast. On the 1st in|
the UK, the Beach Boys Stomp Convention celebrates its 30th anniversary.