This pic, sent to me by my good friend Jonathan Morrish [third from right in pic], was taken in the mid-70s when I worked as a press officer at Epic Records in Soho Square, London.
The occasion was the presentation of some gold discs to The Beach Boys – Carl, Brian and Dennis Wilson – plus a birthday cake for Brian. Peer closely and you can just see a surf board atop the cake. I’m on the far left, clutching a gold disc. As far as I recall, it wasn’t actually Brian’s birthday. They celebrated his birthday every night on that tour.