20/20, final album required by the Capitol contract, is released and will chart at a reasonable
(given recent efforts) #68.
extracted single "I Can Hear Music/All I Want To Do" is released and registers at a surprising
#24 in the charts. Carl & Annie's first child, Jonah, born on the 22nd. The Honeys return to
Capitol for their final single produced by Brian, "Tonight You Belong To Me/Goodnight My
The Beach Boys sue Capitol on the 12th for $2,000,000, reviving the underpayment of
royalties claim and ending their seven years with the company: as part of the settlement, the
band retain ownership of all the post-Party albums. Due to their recent commercial failures and
Brian's growing reputation for unreliability in the record industry, no other company seems
interested. On the 18th, the band play the Hawthorne High Senior Prom.
with cousin Steve Korthof and friend Arnie Geller, Brian opens The Radiant Radish health
food shore, at 8700 West Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente Boulevard) in West Hollywood.
The Beach Boys are the first western rock band to tour Czechoslovakia after the Russian
invasion of the previous year, and are ecstatically received. Steve Love becomes the band's
road manager when Dick Duryea abruptly leaves the European tour.
Stand-alone 45 "Break Away/Celebrate The News" is released and sets a new Capitol low,
charting at #63 (elsewhere in the world it is a huge hit). The Beach Boys contract with Capitol
officially expires on the 30th. While on tour in the UK, Carl 'discovers' The Flame, a coloured
South African group, at a club in London, and later signs them to a reactivated Brother
Records. The band members are Blondie Chaplin (born July 7th 1951) and the Fataar
brothers, Steve (born March 14th 1943), Edries 'Brother' (born 6th July 1945, died September
10th 1978) and Ricky (born September 5th 1952).
Manson's followers murder five people at Terry Melcher's old house at 10050 Cielo Drive,
among them actress Sharon Tate, on the 9th. The next evening they murder Leno & Rosemary
LaBianca. When Dennis later refuses Manson's requests for aid, his life and that of son Scott
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the Manson 'family' are arrested on the 19th. Manson is later jailed for life: Dennis doesn't
testify at the trial. Murry sells Sea Of Tunes, and the copyrights to all of Brian's songs, to Irving
Almo, the publishing division of A&M Records, for $700,000. Brian is devastated.