|spring||Marilyn & Rocky allegedly begin a relationship.|
the band sign with CBS. Mike departs to Leysin, Switzerland to further his study of TM. Steve|
Love's contract to manage the band isn't renewed when it expires on the 31st. Carl brings in a
friend of his, Henry Lazarus, as manager.
The Beach Boys Love You, the fruits of Brian's renewed post-15 Big Ones interest in|
recording, is released. In essence a solo album (originally the title was Brian Loves You), its
chart potential is diluted by the news that the band have signed to Jim Guercio's CBS-affiliated
label Caribou for a potential $8 million, although still owing Warners one final album, and it
stalls at #53.
|May||Extracted 45 "Honkin' Down The Highway/Solar System" fails to chart.|
|summer||Mike and his third wife, Tamara, divorce.|
a proposed European tour collapses when Lazarus fails to complete the paperwork, and he|
resigns on the 21st (the only show salvaged is the annual CBS Convention - a closed industry
event - in London on the 30th). The cost to the band is close to $1 million in unrealised
revenues and a big setback in terms of lost momentum.
Mike & Alan ask Steve Love to return as manager. Carl & Billy Hinsche co-produce Ricci|
Martin's Epic album Beached.
following a Central Park NYC show on the 1st in front of 150,000 fans, the band effectively|
break up for a short time after a monumental falling out between Dennis & Carl and the
so-called 'TM Axis' of Mike & Alan (Brian remains aloof). The situation is uneasily resolved
at a meeting at Brian's house on the 17th by not only family ties but also the thought of losing
the Caribou contract; in the process, Mike gains control of Brian's corporate vote, ensuring the
TM bloc can vote down Carl & Dennis on any matter. Steve Love agrees to manage the band
again. Against this background, Dennis releases the first true solo Beach Boy album, Pacific
Ocean Blue (on Caribou). It's a huge critical success, and charts respectably at #96. Dennis
& Karen are divorced on the 19th.
|fall||a Dennis Wilson solo tour is announced, but swiftly cancelled.|
|October||Dennis solo 45 "You And I/Friday Night" fails to chart.|
Mike & Alan with Brian decamp to Maharishi International University, Fairfield IA to attempt |
a contract-fulfilling album for Warners. Carl and Dennis make fleeting visits. In a curious move,
they record both Christmas and non-seasonal tracks in tandem.