Very interesting. I think Brian's finally getting his due, historically speaking. In a sense, however, wasn't the Beatles break up, & decision to stay broke up, a big part of what cemented their legend? They quit while they were ahead (not that they didn't necessarily have more great work to share), & we the public were spared the possibility of them releasing increasingly mediocre albums & aging before our eyes, at least collectively. Like Garbo in a sense. Or Marilyn.

Question: was Brian okay with their decision to stop performing concerts, or did that take place after his death?