1966
[unless noted otherwise, all sessions took place at Western Studio]
  January   1 - The Coliseum, Seattle WA [w/Gary Lewis & the Playboys,The Yardbirds.The Beau
       Brummels, Vejitables, Alexys and The Mojo Men]
1st Tour of Japan
  7 - Shibuya Koukaido, Tokyo
  8 - Nagoya-shi Koukaido, Nagoya
  9 - Sankei Hall, Osaka
10 - Kaikan Hall, Kyoto
12 - Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe
13 - Sankei Hall, Osaka
14 - Kyuden Taikukan, Fukuoka
15 - Otemachi Sankei Hall, Tokyo
16 - Shinjuku Kousei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo
18 - Pet Sounds session: Let's Go Away For A While
18 - Miyagi Kenmin Keikan, Sendai
19 - Pet Sounds session: Let's Go Away For A While
20 - Sumpu Keikan, Shizuoka
21 - Bunka Taikukan, Yokohama
22 - Pet Sounds session: Wouldn't It Be Nice [Gold Star]
23 - Ootaku Taikukan, Tokyo
23 - Shinjuku Kousei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo
24 - Pet Sounds session: You Still Believe In Me [intro]
29 - HIC Arena, Honolulu HI [w/Jackie Lee, Lou Christie, The Mop Tops, The
       Undertakers, Frankie Samuels and the Kinfolks]
31 - Pet Sounds session: Caroline, No
?? - Pet Sounds session: You Still Believe In Me [vocals] [1]
  February   9 - Pet Sounds session: Hang On To Your Ego (= I Know There's An Answer)
10 - Pet Sounds front cover photo shoot in San Diego zoo.
11 - Pet Sounds session: Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
14 - Pet Sounds session: I Just Wasn't Made For These Times [Gold Star]
15 - Pet Sounds session: That's Not Me
17 - Pet Sounds session: "#1-untitled" (=Good Vibrations) [Gold Star]
17 - Masonic Temple, Davenport IA* [w/The T Bones and The Sheep]
18 - KRNT Theater, Des Moines IA*
20 - Assembly Center, Tulsa OK* [w/The T-Bones and The Sheep]
?? - Pet Sounds session: You Still Believe In Me [vocals]
  March   3 - Pet Sounds session: Good Vibrations [vocals]
  4 - State University of Oregon, Corvallis OR*
  5 - University of Oregon, Eugene OR* [w/Noel Harrison, The Heirs and The Critters]
  6 - Pet Sounds session: I'm Waiting For The Day
  6 - Southern Oregon State College, Ashland OR
  7 - Caroline, No/Summer Means New Love Brian Wilson single released
10 - Pet Sounds session: God Only Knows
10 - Pet Sounds session: Wouldn't It Be Nice/I'm Waiting For The Day/God Only
       Knows/I Just Wasn't Made For These Times [vocals - Columbia]
11 - Pet Sounds session: Here Today [Sunset]
11 - The Music Hall, Cleveland OH
12 - Muhlenburg College, Allentown PA* [w/Noel Harrison and The Lovin Spoonful]
13 - Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh PA*
       [w/The Lovin Spoonful, Noel Harrison, Harold Betters Quartet and The Fenways]
16 - Memorial Auditorium, Canton OH* [w/Noel Harrison and The Lovin Spoonful]
17 - University of Dayton, Dayton OH [w/Noel Harrison and The Lovin Spoonful]
18 - Fordham College, New York NY
       [2 shows w/The Lovin' Spoonful, Noel Harrison and The Uncalled For Three] [2]
19 - 109th Armory, Wilkes-Barre PA* [w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Noel Harrison]
21 - Sloop John B/You're So Good To Me single released
25 - Pet Sounds session: Here Today [vocals - Columbia]
?? - Pet Sounds session: I Know There's An Answer [vocals]
  April
 
  1 - Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, The Mystics and Chad & Jeremy]
  2 - Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth TX
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, The Elite and Chad & Jeremy]
  3 - Pet Sounds session: Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [strings]
  3 - Music Hall, Houston TX [2 shows - w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  4 - Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio TX [w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  5 - Palmer Municipal Auditorium, Austin TX
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  6 - Ellis Auditorium, Memphis TN [w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  7 - Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville FL
       [2 shows w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  8 - Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg FL [w/The Lovin' Spoonful and Chad & Jeremy]
  9 - Pet Sounds session: Good Vibrations [Gold Star]
  9 - Convention Hall, Miami Beach FL
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, The Birdwatchers, The Dedd and The Morlocks]
11 - Pet Sounds session: Wouldn't it Be Nice/God Only Knows [vocals - Columbia]
13 - Pet Sounds session: I Just Wasn't Made For These Times [vocals - Columbia]
16 - Pet Sounds session: album assembled and mastered [Capitol]
28 - Duke University, Durham NC*
29 - Cornell University, Ithaca NY [w/The Lost and the Uncalled For Three]
30 - Boston College, Boston MA [w/The Lost and the Uncalled For Three]
30 - 'Spring Weekend '66', Crane’s Beach, Ipswich MA* [w/Bob Newhart, Noel
       Harrison, The Lost, The Original Sinners, The Reveliers and The Uncalled For Three]
  May   1 - Memorial Auditorium, Worcester MA [w/The Lost]
  2 - Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA*
  4 - single session: Good Vibrations ['first chorus', 'second chorus' and 'fade']
  4 - Catholic Youth Center, Scranton PA* [cancelled]
  5 - session: Excuse Me, Baby [Capitol - spurious] [3]
  5 - Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford CT* [w/The Lost and the Barry Goldberg Blues Band]
  6 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA* [w/The Lost]
  6 - Four Seasons Arena, Walpole MA*
  7 - Providence College, Providence RI [w/The Lost and The Uncalled For Three]
  8 - Nassau Community College, Garden City NY* [w/The Lost]
10 - Notre Dame University, South Bend IN*
11 - Ball State University, Muncie IN* [w/The Caravans and Sir Douglas Quintet]
11 - session: Heroes And Villains [Gold Star]
12 - Lansing Civic Center, Lansing MI [w/Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs]
13 - Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN*
14 - Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee WI* [w/The Chieftones and Sir Douglas Quintet]
15 - Memorial Stadium, Terre Haute IN* [w/Sir Douglas Quintet]
16 - Pet Sounds album released
24 - single session: Good Vibrations ['parts 1-4' - Sunset]
25 - single session: Good Vibrations [Sunset]
27 - single session: Good Vibrations ['part C', 'chorus' and 'fade sequence']
  June   2 - single session: Inspiration ['parts 1-4' (= Good Vibrations) - 2 sessions]
  7 - Memorial Auditorium, Greenville SC* [w/Harry Deal and The Galaxies]
  8 - Civic Coliseum, Knoxville TN*
       [w/The Plesbians, The Krustations, The Echoes and King Kent]
10 - Sound Blast '66, Yankee Stadium, New York NY*
       [w/Ray Charles (headliner), The Byrds, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Butler, The McCoys,
       The Marvellettes, The Gentrys, The Cowsills and Guess Who]
11 - New Haven Arena, New Haven CT*
12 - single session: Inspiration ['parts 1-4' (= Good Vibrations)]
16 - single session: Good Vibrations ['parts 1-3' and 'verse' - 2 sessions] [4]
18 - single session: Good Vibrations ['parts 1 & 2']
24 - Beach Boys Summer Spectacular, The Cow Palace, San Francisco CA
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, Chad & Jeremy, Percy Sledge, The Outsiders, The Leaves,
       Sir Douglas Quintet, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, The Sunrays and Neil Diamond]
25 - Beach Boys Summer Spectacular, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, Chad & Jeremy, Percy Sledge, The Outsiders, The Leaves,
       Sir Douglas Quintet, Love, The Byrds and Captain Beefheart]
  July   1 - Convention Center, Las Vegas NV [w/The Association and Sir Douglas Quintet]
  2 - County Bowl, Santa Barbara CA*
       [w/The Association and The Sir Douglas Quintet]
  2 - Lloyd Thaxton TV Show, Los Angeles CA*
  3 - Municipal Auditorium, Fresno CA [w/The Association and Sir Douglas Quintet]
  4 - Community Concourse Arena, San Diego CA
       [w/The Association and Sir Douglas Quintet]
  5 - Best Of The Beach Boys compilation album released
16 - Arie Crown Theater, Chicago IL [w/The Chieftones and Yesterday's Children]
17 - Arie Crown Theater, Chicago IL [w/The Chieftones and Yesterday's Children]
18 - Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows single released
18 - Arie Crown Theater, Chicago IL [w/The Chieftones and Yesterday's Children]
21 - Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY
       [w/The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rogues and Stan & the Ravens]
22 - Onodega County War Memorial, Syracuse NY
       [w/Carmen & the Vikings and the Monterays]
23 - Convention Center, Asbury Park NJ [2 shows]
24 - Iona College, New Rochelle NY [w/Chain Reaction]
28 - Pittsfield Boys Club,  Pittsfield MA* [w/The Ruins]
29 - High School Stadium, Virginia Beach VA
       [w/The Wild Kingdom, Bill Deal and The Rhondells]
30 - Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ
  August   3 - session: Wind Chimes ['version 1' - Gold Star]
  9 - Denver Auditorium Arena, Denver CO*  [w/The Moonrakers, The Benze Cryque,
       King Louie & the Laymen and The Astronauts]
10 - Civic Auditorium, Omaha NE
11 - Civic Memorial Auditorium, Fargo ND* [w/The Uglies and The Little People]
12 - session: 'untitled song #1' (= I Ran/Look)
12 - Illinois State Fair, Springfield IL [w/Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs]
13 - Duluth Arena Auditorium, Duluth MN
14 - Fort William Gardens, Thunder Bay ON, Canada* [w/Bobby Kris & the Imperials]
15 - Municipal Auditorium, Minot ND [w/The Embermen Five]
16 - Stampede Corral, Calgary AB, Canada* [w/Chad & Jeremy and The Sunrays]
17 - Memorial Arena, Victoria BC, Canada* [w/Chad & Jeremy and The Sunrays] 
18 - Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver BC, Canada
        [2 shows w/The Sunrays and Chad & Jeremy]
19 - Coliseum, Spokane WA [w/The Sunrays and Chad & Jeremy]
20 - Coliseum, Portland OR [w/The Tempests, The Live Five and The Tweedy Brothers]
24 - single session: Good Vibrations [editing - Sunset Sound]
?? - single session: Good Vibrations [vocals - Columbia (between 8/24 & 9/1)] [4]
?? - single session: Good Vibrations [vocals - Columbia (between 8/24 & 9/1)] [4]
25 - session: Wonderful [ 'version 1']/He Gives Speeches ? (or 9/1)
29 - session: [cancelled]
31 - session: [cancelled]
  September   1 - single session: Good Vibrations ['persuasion' and 'new bridge']/'He Gives Speeches' ?
?? - single session: Good Vibrations [editing (between 1st & 12th)]
  6 - session: [cancelled]
  8 - session: Holidays
  9 - The Lagoon, Farmington UT*
10 - The Lagoon, Farmington UT* [2 shows]
12 - single session: Good Vibrations [vocals - Columbia] [4]
19 - session: Prayer 'dialog' [vocals - Columbia]
21 - single session: Good Vibrations [vocals & electro-theremin - Columbia] [4]
29 - Florida State University, Tallahassee FL*
30 - Big Bam Fall Spectacular, Alabama State Coliseum, Montgomery AL
       [w/Lou Christie, Ian Whitcomb, The Happenings, The Hollies and Peter & Gordon]
  October   1 - Birmingham Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham AL* [3 shows w/Peter & Gordon,
       The Hollies, Ian Whitcomb, The Count Five, Lou Christie and The Happenings]
note: although they took place in the relatively recent past, the Smile sessions can  sometimes be confusing, contradictory and downright frustrating, a state of affairs that later reportage has further muddied. Accordingly, the dates listed below are subject to further revision as the threads are slowly unravelled. My grateful thanks to all researchers involved in the quest.
  3 - Smile session: Home On The Range (= Cabin Essence) [Gold Star]
  4 - Smile session: Prayer [Columbia]
  5 - Smile session: Wind Chimes ['version 2']
  6 - Smile session: Wonderful [vocals - Columbia] [BW]
  7 - Smile session: Child Is Father To The Man ['version 1']
10 - Good Vibrations/Let's Go Away For A While single released
10 - Smile session: Wind Chimes [vocals - Columbia]
11 - Smile session: Child Is Father To The Man ['version 2' (logged as Cabin Essence)]
11 - Smile session: Home On The Range (= Cabin Essence) [vocals - Columbia]
12 - Smile session: Child Is Father To The Man [vocals - Columbia]
13 - Smile session: I Ran vocals (= Look)  [vocals - Columbia]
17 - Smile session: I'm In Great Shape (= Heroes And Villains)/? 'cornucopia
        Vega-tables [Columbia]
18 - Smile session: Do You Like Worms ? ['parts 1-4' including 'Bicycle Rider']
18 - Smile session: 'Brian's Smile party' [Columbia]
20 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains [verse & 'Barnyard']
?? - "Good Vibrations" promo film shot in LA [5]
21 - Michigan State University, Lansing MI*
22 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI* [2 shows w/The Standells] [6]
2nd European Tour
25 - Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
        [w/The Coco Briavel Quartet, Michael Polnareff and Graham Bonney]
26 - Tilt Magazine TFI-1 TV show, Paris
26 - Grande Polka TV show* [broadcast 29th]
27 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains ['I'm In Great Shape']
27 - Eberthalle, Ludwigshafen, West Germany*
       [2 shows w/Peter & Gordon, Graham Bonney, Ambrose Seelos and The Lords
       (on all German shows)]
28 - Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg* [2 shows]
29 - Grugahalle, Essen
30 - Halle Munsterland, Munster* [2 shows]
31 - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria* [2 shows]
  November   1 - Circus Krone, Munich
  3 - Falkoner Centret, Torsdagm, Denmark*
        [2 shows - w/The Scarlets, The Defenders and The Red Squares]
  4 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains/I'm In Great Shape/Barnyard 'demo' [7]
  4 - Smile session: Surf's Up (1st movement)/'Psychodelic Sounds'
  4 - Koncerthuset, Stockholm, Sweden [w/ The Swede Singers and The Red Squares]
  5 - Konserthallen, Gothenberg*
  6 - Finsbury Park Astoria, London, England [2 shows w/Lulu, David & Jonathan,
       Sounds Incorporated, The Golden Brass and Jerry Stevens (on all UK shows)]
  7 - Smile session: Surf's Up/'Talking Horns'
  8 - Smile session: Surf's Up
  8 - Granada Theatre, London [2 shows]
  9 - DeMontfort Hall, Leicester [2 shows]
10 - Odeon Theatre, Leeds [2 shows]
11 - Smile session: Vega-Tables chants
11 - Odeon Theatre, Manchester [2 shows]
12 - Capitol, Cardiff, Wales [2 shows]
13 - Birmingham Theatre, Birmingham, England [2 shows]
14 - Smile session: My Only Sunshine ['part 1' and 'part 2 (fade)' - Gold Star]
14 - Hammersmith Odeon, London [2 shows]
16 - Smile session: Vega-Tables 'arguement'
16 - Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence RI* [w/The Ascots and Chad & Jeremy]
17 - Bushnell Memorial, Hartford CT* [w/Chad & Jeremy]
18 - Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN
       [2 shows w/The Dawn Five, Chad & Jeremy and The Boys Next Door]
19 - Farleigh Dickinson College, Teaneck NJ
19 - St. John's University, Jamaica NY [w/Chad & Jeremy]
19 - Boss City KHJ TV show, Los Angeles CA* [taped October]
20 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ON, Canada
       [w/Chad & Jeremy, The Last Words and The Ugly Ducklings]
21 - Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener ON, Canada [w/Chad & Jeremy and The Thanes]
22 - Ithaca College, Ithaca NY*
23 - Civic Center, Baltimore MD
       [w/Chad & Jeremy, The Minus Four and Tommy Van & The Echoes]
24 - Civic Center, Baltimore MD
       [w/Chad & Jeremy, The Minus Four and Tommy Van & The Echoes]
28 - Smile session: The Elements (Fire) [Gold Star]
29 - Smile session: 'Jazz'/I Wanna Be Around/Friday Night/'Workshop' [Gold Star]
30 - Smile session: My Only Sunshine [vocals - Columbia]
  December
 
  2 - Smile session: Child Is Father To The Man [vocals - Columbia]
  6 - Smile session: Child Is Father To The Man/Cabin Essence [vocals - Columbia]
11 - Smile session: Cabin Essence [vocals - Columbia]
13 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains [vocals - Columbia]
15 - session: "Ball And Mitt" [Columbia]
15 - Smile session: You're Welcome/Cabin Essence/Wonderful/Surf's Up
       [vocals - Columbia] [8]
17 - CBS TV Inside Pop - Brian filmed at home singing "Surf's Up"
19 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains
21 - Smile session: Do You Like Worms ? [vocals - Columbia]
22 - Smile session: Da-Da/Heroes And Villains [vocals - Columbia]
27 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains/Who Ran The Iron Horse/Wonderful
       [vocals - Columbia] [BW]
27 - The Coliseum, Seattle WA [w/Don & the Goodtimers, The Emergency Exit, The
       Wailers, Sopwith Camel, The Royal Guardsmen and The Standells]
28 - Smile session: Heroes And Villains [vocals - Columbia] [BW]
28 - Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA [w/Jefferson Airplane, The Seeds, Sopwith
       Camel, Music Machine and the Royal Guardsmen]
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1
  The dates for the vocals sessions used here are taken from the booklet of the first (1990)
  CD reissue of Pet Sounds.
2
  The Uncalled For Three later became The Pickle Brothers, a comedy act who often
  opened for The Beach Boys and were at one time signed to Brother Records, where
  Mike produced some tracks for them.
3
  This is in fact a Wayne Newton session: the connection to The Beach Boys was assumed
  because of the presence of members of 'the Wrecking Crew' on the session.
4
  These sessions were all filmed, apparently at the instigation of the band: the exact date of
  the vocal session footage isn't known.
5
  The building used for this shoot was Fire Station 27 at 1355 N. Caheunga Blvd.,
  Hollywood. It now houses the Hollywood branch of the Los Angeles Fire Department
  Historical Society. The actual date of the shoot is currently unknown, but has to be
  before the 21st, and not the 23rd, as has been claimed.
6
  Recorded for possible release, these two shows saw the first live performances of "Good
  Vibrations". Brian flew in to rehearse the band, and joined them for the encore of the 2nd
  show.
7
  Not so much a proper session, more Brian (and Van Dyke) giving famed local KHJ DJ
  Humble Harve Miller a recap of what they'd been working on recently.
8
  This session was filmed by David Oppenheim for the Inside Pop TV special, and it has
  been claimed that a confrontation between Mike and Brian over the lyrics to "Surf's Up"
  was captured on camera. However, the discovery in 2006 of Oppenheim's film reel
  notations refutes this supposition: there is no mention of any such disagreement, and the
  rest of the band had left by the time Brian performed "Surf's Up" in any case.