1961
September 15 - Morgan demo session: Surfin'/Luau/Lavender [Hite Morgan's home studio]
October   3 - 1st Morgan session: Surfin'/Luau/Lavender [World Pacific]
November ?? - Surfin'/Luau single released (Candix 331)
December ?? - Surfin'/Luau single released (X 301)
23 - Rendevous Ballroom, Newport Beach, CA [1]
30 - Pacific Ocean Park KHJ TV Dance Party, Los Angeles CA*
31 - Ritchie Valens Memorial Concert, Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA
       [w/Ike & Tina Turner (headliners) and others]
1962
January ?? - Surfin'/Luau single released (Candix 301)
25 - Mesa Presbyterian Church Surf Nite, Hawthorne CA
February   8 - 2nd Morgan session - Surfin'Safari/Surfer Girl/Judy/Karate [World Pacific]
10 - Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA [w/James Darren and The Surfmen]#
16 - Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA [2]
17 - Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA
19 - Academy Fine Arts Theatre, San Diego CA [2 shows] [3]
20 - Academy Fine Arts Theatre, San Diego CA [2 shows] [3]
March   2 - Millikan High Auditorium, Long Beach CA* [4]
  8 - Kenny & The Cadets vocal session: Barbie/What Is A Young Girl [World Pacific] [5]
  9 - Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA*
10 - Bel Air Bay Club, Los Angeles CA*
16 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
17 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
18 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
23 - Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach CA*
       [w/Spencer & Allred, Twin Tones and Tommy Terry]
23 -  Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA*
24 - Newport HS Gym, Newport Beach CA* [w/The Vibrants]
30 - Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA*
31 - National Guard Armory, Ontario CA [w/The Vibrants]
  April
 
  2 - Bel Air Bay Club, Los Angeles CA*
  4 - Womens Club, Inglewood CA*
16 - session: Beginning Of The End/One Way Road To Love/Visions/My Only Alibi
        [Western] [6]
18 - Newport High School, Los Angeles CA*
       [w/The Belairs, The Vibrants, Dodie & Dee Dee, and The Fabulous Biscaines]
19 - demo tape session: Surfin' Safari/409/Lonely Sea/Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
        [Western] [7]
20 - Redondo High School, Redondo Beach CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]*
21 - Redondo High School, Redondo Beach CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
22 - Barbie/What Is A Young Girl Made Of ? Kenny & The Cadets single released (Randy)
28 - The Wink Martindale Dance Party* (local TV)
May   4 - Womens Club, Inglewood CA
12 -  Harris Store Annual Campus Deb Jamboree, California Theater, San Bernardino CA#
June ?? - Wagon Wheels Junction Roller Rink, Oxnard CA* [8]
  4 - Surfin' Safari/409 single released (Capitol)
July   3 - Dykstra Hall UCLA,  Los Angeles CA
       [w/The Renegades, Chris Montez and Dante & The Evergreens]* [9]
14 - Radio KOXR Diaper Derby, Oxnard CA
14 - Hawthorne High School Canteen Dance, Hawthorne CA* [10]
18 - Jodie Gable's birthday party, Burbank CA* [11]
28 - Azuza Teen Club, Azuza CA [12]
note: the famous, much reported July-September 40-date tour of the midwest is not
included here, for the excellent reason that it never happened. Aside from there being
no documentary evidence whatsoever (in fact, dates listed below indicate it couldn't
have happened), in a November 1962 interview Murry Wilson stated that up to then
the band hadn't performed outside of California.
August   8 - Surfin' Safari session: Ten Little Indians/Chug-A-Lug/The Shift [Capitol]
20 - Broadway Store, Los Angeles CA*
20 - Broadway Store, Del Amo, Los Angeles CA*
21 - Broadway Store, West Covina, Los Angeles CA*
21 - Broadway Store, Pasadena CA*
22 - Broadway Store, Orange County, CA*
22 - Broadway Store, Whitter, Los Angeles, CA*
23 - Broadway Store, Westchester, Los Angeles CA*
23 - Broadway Store, Crenshaw, Los Angeles CA*
24 - Broadway Store, Long Beach CA*
25 - Broadway Store, Hollywood CA*
25 - Broadway Store, Valley, Los Angeles CA*
The Broadway Store shows were KWFB events, all DJed by Roger Christian: David
Marks recalls playing a short set on the roof of at least two stores, including the
Hollywood one.
25 - The Reseda Jubilee, Reseda CA* [w/Jan & Dean] [13]
25 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows] [14]
26 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
31 - session: The Revo-Lution/Number One/Humpty Dumpty/Recreation
       [Harmony Recorders - postponed to 9/4]
?? - 1st Annual Surfer's Ball, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA* [w/Dick Dale]
late summer ?? - Cinnamon Cinder, Los Angeles CA* [15]
September   1 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
  2 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA [3 shows]
  4 - session: The Revo-Lution/Number One/Humpty Dumpty/Recreation [16]
       [Harmony Recorders]
?? - The Revo-Lution/Number One Rachel & The Revolvers single released (Dot) [17]
early - Milton Berle's daughter Victoria's 17th birthday party, Los Angeles CA*
  5 - Surfin' Safari session: Summertime Blues/Land Ahoy/Little Miss America [Capitol]
  6 - Surfin' Safari session: Cuckoo Clock/Heads You Win/County Fair/Moon Dawg
       [Capitol]
  8 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
  9 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
13 - session: Cindy, Oh Cindy/The Surfer Moon [Western] [18]
14 - Surfers Ball, Morgan Hall, Long Beach CA*
15 - Helen Stillman's 16th birthday party, Los Angeles CA*
15 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
16 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
?? - Roller Gardens, Oxnard CA* [w/The Casuals - between the 7th & 22nd]
22 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
23 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
27 - The Row, USC campus, Los Angeles CA*# (w/The Marketts)
29 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
30 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
?? - Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino CA* [w/Dick Dale]
October ?? - The Surfer Moon/Humpty Dumpty Bob & Sheri single released (Safari) [19]
  1 - Surfin' Safari album released (Capitol)
?? - session: Gonna Hustle You [Western ?]
  6 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
  7 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
13 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
14 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
20 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
21 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
27 - Hollywood Bowl YDay, Hollywood, CA
        [w/Soupy Sales, Shelly Fabares, Bobby Vee and others]*
27 - Fox Theater Cystic Fibrosis Benefit, San Francisco CA*
        [w/Joey Bishop,Jane Mansfield, Don Grady,Troy Donahue, Annette Funicello,
        Donna Loren, Beach Boys, Bobby Freeman and others]
28 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
November   1 - Leonard's Department Store Grand Opening, Torrance CA*
  3 - Leonard's Department Store Grand Opening, Garden Grove CA*
  3 - Pickwick Dance Party, Burbank CA* [20]
  4 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
11 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
21 - Biltmore Hotel, Hermosa CA [w/The Journeymen]
22 - William Howard Taft High School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles CA*
26 - Ten Little Indians/County Fair single released (Capitol)
30 - Alfred Goode Auditorium, Bakersfield CA*
        [w/The Revlons, Candy Maloney and Ken and The Ho Daddys]
December   1 - Pacific Lodge Boys Home benefit, Van Nuys Theatre, Van Nuys CA*
        [w/Dorsey Burnett, The Lively Ones, Dobie Gray, The Crystallets, Cyndy Malone,
        The Mixtures, Dick Michals, The Pastel 6 and Jimmy Haskell]
  3 - USC Pep rally, USC campus CA*
  6 - The Cinnamon Cinder, Long Beach CA*
        [grand opening - w/Jan & Dean, The Challengers and Sandy Nelson]
12 - Four Speeds session: R.P.M./My Sting Ray/ Barefoot Adventure [Western] [22]
17 - Earl Warren Show Grounds, Santa Barbara CA [21]
20 - Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield CA [21]
22 - Exhibition Hall, Fresno CA [21]
28 - Surf Fair, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA
28 - County Fairgrounds, Merced CA [21]
30 - Gold Rush Festival Auditorium, Stockton CA[21]
31 - Santa Cruz CA* [21]
X
1
  The band played two songs during the interval of a Dick Dale show. Their reception was
  poor.
2
  The first show after Alan's departure, as a four-piece.
3
  Carl recalled these shows in a later Tiger Beat interview (although he placed them in
  January). The band played during the interval of a screening of "Surf Crazy", a Bruce
  Brown movie, their first known show outside of the greater LA area.
4
  Very probably the first show with David.
5
  The vocal lineup was: Brian, Carl, Alan (who had left he band the previous month) &
  Audree Wilson. Val Poliuto also claims to have been present.
6
  A Brian Wilson/Gary Usher session with the rest of the BB also there.
7
  Although "Judy" is listed on the tape box for this session, it is the February 8th recording.
  This was the tape that landed the initial Capitol contract, produced by Murry.
8
  Exact date unsure, but very close to the 5th: probably 2nd or 3rd.
9
  The Renegades would become The Sunrays, who Murry would manage after he was
  fired by The Beach Boys in 1964. This may very well be the show where Brian first met
  Bob Norburg.
10
  According to Dennis in a 1965 interview, there was some resistance to them being hired
  to play this show - some students thought them a terrible band.
11
  Jodie Gable was the band's fan club secretary, a position she retained until 1966.
12
  Filmed for the short movie One Man's Challenge. According to David Marks, this was
  far from the band's only performance here: they just happened to be playing the night the
  film crew turned up.
13
  Very likely this was the first meeting between The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean..
14
  The subject of the bands residency at Pandora's Box is a vexed one: the only documented
  dates are those from 10/28 to 11/11 inclusive (there are adverts in the local press).
  However, other press items and interviews of the time strongly indicate that their first show
  was late August or, at worst, early September: in an interview in the Centinela Sunday
  Press on 9/2/62 the band state that they're "now appearing nightly (!)" at the Box. The
  interview had to be done the previous day if not earlier, thus the first date of August 25th is
  established with reasonably certainty. David Marks recalls them playing there "every
  weekend for a while", and that ties in nicely with the last three dates being Sundays only.
  David also recalls playing "sometimes on a week night", which might explain the otherwise
  confusing "nightly" comment. Finally, he recalls they payed three sets a night. According to
  the bands then-manager, they played every Sunday for three or four months, which fits
  (fairly) neatly with a residency from late August to mid-November. An interview with Brian
  & Dennis in mid-September establishes that they were still playing at the Box then, thus
  the dates listed prior to that are tacitly confirmed. The last known ad for them playing is
  dated 11/11/62. It's possible they took a break somewhere down the line but the managers
  comment tends to counter such an assumption. Finally, the first meeting   between Brian &
  Marilyn now almost certainly took place in early September, not October has been long
  assumed.
15
  According to long-time BB associate Ron Swallow, the band played the original Cinnamon
  Cinder many times during the late summer of 1962
16
  "Number One" is a retitled "Visions", and may very well use the track from the 4/16
  Western session.
17
  The first record to be produced by Brian: however, there was no label credit..
18
  This version of "The Surfer Moon" was by Bob & Sheri.
19
  Safari was a one-shot label, with Brian's home address printed on the disc. This was the
  first record to bear the label credit "Produced by Brian Wilson".
20
  The Beach Boys' performance was later aired on KTLA TV, November 10th.
21
  These dates are listed by Badman in his book. However, with the exception of the Surf
  Fair show, no independent confirmation could be found for any of them, thus there is strong
  reason to doubt the dates. The only other known source for this tour is a 1971 interview
  that Murry gave to Tom Nolan in which he stated that the band played five dates between
  Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, grossing $26,684. The same interview further states
  that Murry made calls setting up those dates from home on December 17th. Hence these
  dates and venues are listed in the absence of any other info, but must be regarded as
  questionable, in particular the two shows on the 28th as the distance by road between
  Santa Monica and Merced is over 270 miles.
22
  Dennis drums on these Gary Usher productions.