1963
[unless stated otherwise, all releases are on Capitol]
January   2 - session: Punchline [Western]
  2 - ukn*
  5 - Surfin' USA session: Surfin' USA/Shut Down/Lana/Farmer's Daughter [Western] [1]
  9 - ukn*
18 - session: Ride Away [Radio Recorders]
?? - ZBT Frat party, Tuscon AZ* [2]
30 - Navajo Nation Fairgrounds, Window Rock AZ*
31 - Surfin' USA session: Lana/Farmer's Daughter [Capitol]
February
 
  2 - March of Dimes Benefit, Swing Auditorium, National Orange Show Grounds, San
        Bernardino CA* [w/Jan & Dean, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Dick & Dee Dee,
        Eddie Hodges, Dick Dale & The Del-Tones, The Rumblers, The Tornadoes, The
        Rivingtons and The Chantays]
  9 - Surfin' USA session: Ballad Of Ol' Betsy [Capitol]
  9 - NHRA Winter Nationals, Great Western Exhibit Center, Los Angeles CA*
        [w/The Champs]
10 - NHRA Winter Nationals, Great Western Exhibit Center, Los Angeles CA*
        [w/The Champs]
11 - Surfin' USA session: Let's Go Trippin'/Honky Tonk/Miserlou/Noble Surfer [Capitol]
12 - Surfin' USA session: Finders Keepers/Surf Jam/Stoked [Capitol]
15 - Hawthorne High School Valentines' Dance, Hawthorne CA* [3]
16 - KFWB Charity Show, Los Angeles Sport Arena, Los Angeles CA
       [w/Bobby Vinton, Ann Margaret, Chris Montez and others]
?? - The Score, Alhambra CA* [w/The Rumblers]
?? - session: Pink Champagne
  Jan/Feb ?? - Tri-Five session: Come And Get It/Like Chop [studio unknown, San Bernadino] [4]
  March   4 - Jan & Dean session: Surfin'/Surfin' Safari [Conway] [5]
  4 - Surfin' USA/Shut Down single released
  5 - Honeys session: Shoot The Curl/Surfin' Down The Swanee River [Western]
  7 - session: The Baker Man/Side Two [Conway]
  8 - ukn*
10 - Radio KMEN 1st anniversary, San Bernadino CA*
16 - Hemet Armory, Hemet CA*
18 - ukn*
19 - Jan & Dean session: Gonna Hustle You
20 - Jan & Dean session: Surf City/When Summer Comes (Get A Chance With You)
25 - Surfin' USA album released
  early ?? - Spanish Castle Ballroom, Des Moines WA* (Friday)
?? - Party Line Club, Seattle WA* (next day)
April   5 - Los Angeles Teenage Fair, Burbank CA*
  8 - Shoot The Curl/Surfin' Down The Swanee River Honeys single released
12 - Rendevous Ballroom, Newport Beach CA*
15 - Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' Jan & Dean album released (Liberty)
15 - Highschool dance, Bakersfield CA*
       [w/The Illusions, The Cascades and The Ivy Clansmen] [6]
16 - Kern County Fair, Bakersfield CA#
       [w/The Illusions, The Cascades and The Ivy Clansmen]
19 - Aragon Ballroom, Pacific Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA#
       [w/Dick Delvy and The Challengers]
20 - Felton Intermediate High School, Lennox CA*
21 - Red Skelton TV Show, Hollywood CA* [taping]
25 - Val-Air Ballroom, Des Moines IA* [7]
26 - Rockford YWCA Teen Canteen, Rockford IL*
27 - Dance Land Ballroom, Cedar Rapids IA
28 - The Terp, Austin MN*
30 - Arkota Ballroom, Sioux Falls SD*
May   1 - Sports Center Roller Rink, Witchita, KS*
  3 - Excelsior Amusement Park, Excelsior, MN
  4 - Duluth Armory, Duluth MN*  [w/o Brian, Alan present]
        [w/Chet Orr & The Rumbles] [8]
  5 - The Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake IA*
  9 - Bob & Vicki session: The Summer Moon [United] [9]
13 - ukn venue, CA*
17 - Surf City/She's My Summer Girl Jan & Dean single released (Liberty)
17 - Santa Fe Springs CA*
18 - 'Car Club Show', CA*
19 - Long Beach CA*
24 - Los Angeles Custom Car & Boat Show, LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles CA*
24 - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento CA [w/o Brian, Alan present]
26 - Inglewood High School, Inglewood CA*
29 - Bellflower High School, Bellflower CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
29 - San Bernadino CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
30 - San Francisco CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
31 - San Francisco CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
31 - Oxnard CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
  June   1 - The Russian River, Rio Nido CA* [10]
  5 - Municipal Auditorium, Modesto CA [w/Jan & Dean]
  7 - Veterans Hall, Bakersfield CA* [w/Jan & Dean, Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls]
  7 - Bakersfield College, Bakersfield CA*
  7 - Grad Night Dinner Dance, Albert S. Goode Auditorium, Bakersfield CA*
       [w/The Cherry Creek Singers] [11]
  8 - Palmdale CA* [w/Jan & Dean]
12 - Houston TX* [w/Jan & Dean and Jimmy Reed]
12 - single session: Little Deuce Coupe/Surfer Girl [Western] [12]
14 - non BB session: Back Home/Black Wednesday (= Runaround Lover) [Gold Star]
14 - Show of Stars, Civic Auditorium, Honolulu HI* [13]
       [all shows w/Dee Dee Sharp, The Treniers, and Jackie De Shannon]
15 - Show of Stars, Civic Auditorium, Honolulu HI [3 shows]
16 - Show of Stars, Civic Auditorium, Honolulu HI*
16 - Schoefield Barracks, Honolulu HI*
17 - Hickam Theatre, Honolulu HI* [2 shows]
18 - Barber's Point, Oahu HI*
19 - Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station HI* [2 shows]
20 - Baldwin Auditorium, Maui HI* [2 shows]
21 - Hilo Civic Auditorium, Hilo HI* [2 shows]
22 - Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor Honolulu HI*
29 - Las Vegas Convention Center NV* [w/The Teen Beats]
  July early - Civic Auditorium, Pasadena CA* [w/The Reverbs]
  5 - Pheonix AZ*
  6 - Pheonix AZ*
11 - Retail Clerks Auditorium, Buena Park CA*
12 - Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa CA* [w/Adrian and The Sunsets]
13 - Veterans Memorial Stadium, Santa Maria CA* [w/The Honeys & The Four Speeds]
16 - Surfer Girl session: Surfers Rule/South Bay Surfer/Boogie Woodie  [Western] [14] 
19 - Indiana Beach, Shafer Lake, Monticello IN* [15]
20 - Danceland Ballroom, Cedar Rapids IA*
21 - Cobblestone Ballroom, Storm Lake IA*
22 - Surfer Girl/Little Deuce Coupe single released
23 - Roof Garden Ballroom, Arnolds Park IA*
24 - Shore Acres Ballroom, Sioux City IA*
24 - Honeys session: Pray For Surf/Hide Go Seek [Capitol]#
25 - Des Moines IA*
26 - ukn*
27 - ukn*
28 - Peony Park Ballroom, Omaha NE*
30 - Coloseum Ballroom, Davenport IA*
31 - Indian Crossing Casino, Waupaca WI*
August   1 - The Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake IA*
  2 - Prom Ballroom, St. Paul MN*
  3 - The Terp, Austin MN*
  4 - Kato Ballroom, Mankato MN*
  5 - Survivors session: 'Witch Stand/Girlie/Hot Harp [Gold Star]#
  6 - Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo IA*
  7 - Ithaca MI*
  8 - Club Ponytail, Harbor Springs MI* [2 shows] [16]
  9 - Cold Springs Resort, Hamilton IN*
11 - Auditorium Theater, Chicago IL
13 - Music Hall, Boston MA* [w/Jan & Dean, Mary Ann Mobley, Tony & The Del Fi's
       and Myles Connor & The Ravens]
14 - Palace Park Ballroom, Old Orchard ME*
15 - Surf Auditorium, Hill NH*
16 - Mountain Top Ballroom, Holyoke MA*
17 - Wayne County Fair, Homedale PA*
18 - Lakewood Park, Mahanoy PA*
20 - Reinhold Brothers Hall, Transfer PA*
21 - West View Park Danceland, Pittsburgh PA*
22 - Wheeling Downs Roller Rink, Wheeling WV*
23 - Le Sourdsville Lake Park, Middletown OH*
24 - Midway Ballroom, Cedar Lake IN* [w/The Exports - 3 shows] [17]
25 - The Melody Mill, Sageville IA* [w/o Brian]
26 - ukn [w/o Brian]*
27 - ukn [w/o Brian]*
27 - Survivors session: Pamela Jean [Western]
29 - Avalon Ballroom, Lacrosse WI [2 shows] [18]
30 - Fox Theater, Brooklyn NY* [a Murry the K show w/Stevie Wonder, Ben E. King,
       Gene Pitney, The Miracles, The Shirelles, The Drifters, The Dovells, Jay and the
       Americans, the Tymes, The Chiffons, The Angels and Randy and the Rainbows]
31 - Show of Stars, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los  Angeles CA
       [w/Dee Dee Sharpe, Little Eva, The Cookies, Jan & Dean, Marvin Gaye, Dick
       & Dee Dee, The Righteous Bros., The Olympics, Wayne Newton, Soupy Sales,
       Darlene Love, Mel Carter, Andrea Carroll, Jackie De Shannon, Steve Alaimo,
       Donna Loren, Johnny Fortune, The Challengers, Ray Sharpe, The Cornells,
       Tracey Dey, The Orlons, Paul Petersen and Rene Hall & Orchestra.]
September   2 - Little Deuce Coupe session: Be True To Your School (LP version)/Car Crazy
       Cutie/Cherry Cherry Coupe/Spirit Of America/No-Go Showboat/A Young Man
       Is Gone/Custom machine [Western]
  2 - Pray For Surf/Hide Go Seek Honeys single released
ukn - session: Be True To Your School (single version) [Western - after the 2nd]
  4 - Moonlight Ballroom, Denver CO*
  7 - The Lagoon, Farmington UT
  9 - Back To School-O-Rama, Helix High School, San Diego CA*
9-18 - Back To School Star Studded Specials, KHJ-TV, Los Angeles CA
           [the band are advertised as appearing - in how many is unclear]
14 - Memorial Auditorium,  Sacramento CA [2 shows - no Brian]*
16 - Surfer Girl album released
17 - Honeys session: The One You Can't Have [Western]
20 - Long Beach CA*
21 - Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR* [w/Jan & Dean]
24 - Red Skelton TV Show, Hollywood CA [19]
28 - Cow Palace, San Francisco CA [w/Jan and Dean, The Ronettes, Stevie Wonder,
        Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, April Stevens & Nino Tempo, Trini
       Lopez, Jose Jimenez, The Jaynettes, Dee Dee Sharp, Freddy Cannon, Betty
       Harris, The Coasters, Donna Loren, Ray Stevens, The Original Drifters, Bobby
       Freeman, Roberta Day and George & Teddy - no Brian]
29 - Seattle Opera House, Seattle WA [w/Freddie Cannon, Ray Stevens, The Wailers,
       The Viceroys, Little Stevie Wonder and Dee Dee Sharp - 2 shows, no Brian]
fall ?? - Stars Of The Century show, Orange Show Stadium, San Bernardino CA*
October 5 - Surfin' At The Bowl, Balboa Park Bowl, San Diego CA*
      [w/The Honeys and Eddie & The Showmen] [20]
  7 - Little Deuce Coupe album released
11 - Timers session: No-Go Showboat (RCA - BW bvs)
18 - session: Bobby Left Me/Little St. Nick/Drive-In [Western]
19 - Y-Day Concert, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA 
        [w/The Routers, Mike Clifford, The Cornells, Paul Petersen, Soupy Sales,
        The Mixtures, Keith Colley, Eddie & The Showmen, Dodie Stevens, The
        Fleetwoods, Vic Dana, Duane Eddy, The Honeys, The Challengers,
        Jan & Dean, The Surfaris & Bobby Rydell] 
20 - single session: Little St. Nick/The Lord's Prayer (vocals) [Western]
?? - Jan & Dean session: Drag City vocals (BW)
?? - Jan & Dean session: Little Deuce Coupe [5]
21 - Runaround Lover/Summertime Sharon Marie single released
23 - Santa Maria HS Gym, Santa Maria CA* [w/Jan and Dean and the Honeys]
28 - Be True To Your School/In My Room single released
31 - Loyola University, Loyola CA [2 shows]
?? - Jan & Dean session: Drag City
  November   6 - session: I Do [RCA]
  8 - Drag City/Schlock Rod, Part One Jan & Dean single released (Liberty)
14 - Jan & Dean session: Dead Man's Curve  [21]
15 - Wallich's Music City grand opening, South Bay Center, Los Angeles CA*
        [w/host Bob Crane, Jan and Dean, Dodie Stevens, The Lennon  Sisters, Dick Dale,
        Wayne Newton, Rose Marie, Jack Jones, Tim Morgan, Gene McDaniels,  The
        Righteous Brothers, The Surfaris, The Ventures and Kay Starr]
16 - Jan & Dean session: Dead Man's Curve
17 - Jan & Dean session: Dead Man's Curve
22 - Dick Clark's American Bandstand Celebrity Party ABC TV [w/Frankie Avalon,
        Annette, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale, Wayne Newton, Dick & Dee Dee, Trini
        Lopez, Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, The Challengers & Donna Loren]
22 - Memorial Auditorium,  Marysville CA [w/Freddy & The Statics] [22]
23 - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento CA [cancelled]
29 - National Guard Armory, Indio CA*
30 - Channel 18 Saturday Night Bandstand Dance, Municipal Auditorium, San Bernadino
       CA [w/The Torquays, The Astronauts and The Dave Pell Octet] [23]
December   2 - The One You Can't Have/From Jimmy With Tears Honeys single released
  9 - Little St. Nick/The Lord's Prayer single released
13 - Sharon Marie session: The Story Of My Life/Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby [Western]
20 - Civic Auditorium, Stockton CA
21 - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento CA* [recorded for Beach Boys Concert]
27 - The Terrace, Salt Lake City UT*
28 - The Terrace, Salt Lake City UT*
31 - Cinnamon Cinder, San Bernardino CA* [24]
X
#
  Although Brian is listed on the AFM sheet for these sessions, he was also on tour,
  according to David Marks' biography. However, a recently discovered photo (note #11
  above) casts doubt on his presence for at least one show.
1
  Carol Kaye's claim (on her website and elsewhere) to have played guitar on this song is not
  borne out by either the AFM sheet or the memory of those present. Similarly, Hal Blaine's
  claim to have played drums is similarly unconfirmed. However, Frank DiVitto was an
  uncredited drummer on "Surfin' USA" (on a later and as yet unidentified session for the
  song) as Dennis had injured his ankle.
2
  The first show outside California.
3
  For this, and the next few shows, Mark Groseclose drummed as Dennis had broken his
  ankle and couldn't perform.
4
  A Gary Usher production, The Tri-Five comprised Richie Burns (bass), Usher (rhythm),
  Randy Thomas (keyboards), Carl (lead) and Dennis (drums). Both tunes are instrumental
  and despite any claim to the contrary, Brian neither produced nor appears on these tracks.
5
  On this session, The Beach Boys provided vocal and instrumental backing.
6
  According to the website of The Illusions, "Bakersfield was having a big high school graduation for
  all the schools in the area. The Illusions landed the gig along with The Beach Boys, The Cascades 
  and The Ivy Clansmen. The local radio station promoted the dance and played Jezabel on the air
  numerous times. The band heard it on the car radio while driving to Bakersfield. When they arrived
  at the location, they were amazed at how big it was. It looked like a giant aircraft hanger, with
  large doors at the ends that lifted up. The Illusions and The Beach Boys were unloading their
  equipment at the entrance when Ray Anthony the local D. J. came over and told them that they
  would be setting up on stages at opposite ends of the building. The Beach Boys would be
  performing with The Ivy Clansmen while The Illusions would be performing with The Cascades.
  All the groups would be promoting their records also. The evening went very well, there were
  thousands of kids dancing and having a great time in a building so large, that two bands could play
  at the same time without disturbing each other. The next day, the groups performed at the county
  fair before packing up their equipment and driving back to Long Beach." There's a slight problem
  with it being a graduation event as that should have been in June
7
  Brian dropped out of this tour early on: he was replaced by Alan.
8
  Although this show is dated as the 4th in Elmer Marks' tour journal, Chet Orr recalls it as
  being the 2nd.
9
  The instrumental track for this unreleased Brian Wilson production was used for "The Surfer
  Moon" on the Surfer Girl album. It's the earliest known example of Brian using strings.
  The vocals were recorded at a later date at Western.
10
  It was at this show that Brian & Mike first met Sharon Marie Esparza.
11
  Yes, they really did play three gigs on one night. Here's how: according to a local paper, it
  was grad night for a number of Bakersfield schools and they shared the "talent" at a number
  of all night parties.
12
  Although, at first glance, the  timing of this session seems to be problematic, it's not entirely
  impossible. The AFM sheet lists no start time, so they could have flown back from the
  Houston show and headed straight for the studio. It's also entirely possible that the session
  date is incorrect and the contract was filed retroactively, as it wasn't recieved by Capitol
  until July 5th. This AFM sheet is almost the only documentation to exist for either the Surfer
  Girl or the Little Deuce Coupe sessions.
13
  Brian didn't make the trip to Hawaii. Alan stood in for him.
14
  According to the recording information stated in the 2fer booklet, not only the titles listed
  above but also "Our Car Club", "Hawaii", "Your Summer Dream", "The Rocking Surfer",
  "Catch A Wave", "In My Room" and  the vocals for "The Surfer Moon" were also cut on
  this date. That the band could record nine songs from scratch in a single three hour session
  is, of course, ludicrous - David Marks remembers at least two of the Surfer Girl tracks
  being recorded at other studios (e.g. "The Rocking Surfer" at Wentzell's in Downey), and
  also that Alan appeared on some of the Surfer Girl tracks listed here, but not others: he
  plays bass on "Boogie Woodie", "Surfer's Rule" & "Catch A Wave" and sings on "In My
  Room". That Alan would sit in the corridor for half a session is about as likely as ten songs
  being recorded in one go. However, definitive information as to the actual dates is lacking
  as the AFM contracts appear to have been lost. The best guess is that there were five
  seperate sessions: the three noted above, one for "Catch A Wave" and "In My Room", the
  songs without Alan, the Downey session and the two tracks with Hal Blaine present. This
  surmise is, however, somewhat contradicted by the existence of a Western tape box label
  dated 7-16-63 and listing the first three tracks noted above - two of which Alan plays on,
  one of which he reportedly doesn't (also, "Our Car Club" recycled the track for an otherwise
  unreleased Honeys song - "Rabbit's Foot" - that was recorded at an earlier, but unspecified
  date). Just to muddy the waters further, the tape box also lists the track "Runaround Lover",
  although there is good reason to believe that this text was added later. The 9/2 session for
  Little Deuce Coupe is equally implausible, as David remembers some of the titles, but not
  others.
15
  Although he played most of the tour, Brian seems to have returned to LA on July 24th and
  August 5th. He certainly did on August 27th.
16
  Although noted as the 5th by Elmer Marks, a newspaper article dates it to the 8th. Further,
  the accompanying photo, though of poor quality, shows Carl, David, Mike and what
  appears to be Alan rather than Brian (crewcut and rather short).
17
  Dennis was reportedly unaware that the band were doing three shows that night and refused
  to play the last one, so an appeal was made from the stage and the drummer of local band
  The Surfs sat in for Dennis. Apparently the same thing happened the next night, and the local
  drummer played with them again when they were next in the area. However, recent  research
  has cast serious doubt on this claim.
18
  While driving from this show to the next, David announced he was quitting the band. Brian
  was present.
19
  Miming "Surfin' USA" & "Things We Did Last Summer": their first national TV
  appearence. Interestingly, David appeared in place of Alan.
20
  David's last full show for some fourteen years.
21
  Brian is also listed on the AFM sheet for this session, so chances are he played on it as well
  as sang (keyboards, probably).
22
  It was after this show that Fred Vail, who was promoting, recalls Brian & Mike sat in a
  corner of the hotel room writing "The Warmth of The Sun". it was finished by 2am.
23
  Channel 18 had a live telecast of the 9:30-10:30 segment of this show, almost certainly
  when the The BBs played.
24
  According to Fred Vail's recollection.