1917-1960
1917
  Murry Gage Wilson born July 2nd, Hutchison KS
  Audree Neva Korthof born September 28th, Minneapolis MN
1922
  The Wilsons move to Los Angeles.
1928
  The Korthofs move to Los Angeles.
1938
  Murry Wilson marries Audree Korthof, March 26th, Los Angeles CA.
1941
  Michael Edward Love born March 15th, Los Angeles CA.
1942
  Brian Douglas Wilson born June 20th, Los Angeles
  Benjamin Baldwin (aka Bruce Arthur Johnston) born 27th June, Chicago IL
  Alan Charles Jardine born September 3rd, Lima OH
  Shortly after Brian's birth, Murry leaves Southern California Gas to work at Goodyear Tire &
  Rubber.
1944
  Dennis Carl Wilson born December 4th, Los Angeles
1945
  March 7th - the Wilson family purchase a house at 3701 W 119th St, Hawthorne (the house was
  demolished in the mid 1980s during the construction of  I-105).
  spring - Murry looses his left eye in an accident at Goodyear. Shortly after his return to work in
  summer, he moves to Garrett AiResearch.
1946
  Carl Dean Wilson born December 21st, Los Angeles
1950
  summer - Murry leaves Garrett and goes into business with his brother Douglas leasing heavy
  machinery. He soon decides to branch out on his own, founding the A.B.L.E. Machinery
  Company (Always Better Lasting Equipment), located at 4969 East Firestone Blvd. in Southgate
1951
  Murry becomes friendly with Hite & Dorinda Morgan, owner of Guild Music. They will later
  publish some of his songs.
1953
  Murry's sister - and Mike's mother - Glee arranges a private Christmas concert showcasing
  Murry's songs; the highlight is Brian singing a song of Mike's, "The Old Soldier".
1955
  The Jardine family moves to California
1957
  spring - Brian auditions unsuccessfully for Art Laboe's Original Sound label after an
  introduction by Dorinda Morgan.
  November - Brian becomes friends with the starting fullback of his football team - the
  Hawthorne High Cougars - after the latter breaks his leg as a result of Brian, at quarterback,
  calling one play and executing another during a game on the 7th. His name is Alan Jardine,
  singer in folk group The Islanders. The other members are Gary Winfrey and Bob Barrow.
  (For further details of Alan's pre- and early BB history, click here)
1958
  June - for his sixteenth birthday, Brian is given a Wollensak tape recorder. Co-opting Carl,
  Murry & Audree, he makes his first four-part harmony recordings. Mike graduates from Dorsey
  High and begins working part time for his father's sheet metal business, as well as working the
  night shift at a gas station.
  fall - Carl starts taking guitar lesson from a neighbor, usually identified as John Maus, later of
  the Walker Brothers (although there is now reason to doubt this belief; other sources refer to him
  as John Moss. He also taught David Marks).
1960
  spring - Brian and some friends perform the campaign song (a BW rewrite of "Hully Gully") for
  a student body president candidate, Carol Hess. This leads to further appearances, for which
  Brian uses Mike & Carl alongside a friend from the earlier 'group'. Carl has reservations, so
  Brian dubs the combo Carl And The Passions. Later incarnations will feature Keith Lent, Bob
  Barrow and Bruce Griffin (this lineup opened for the Four Preps at a school assembly).
  According to music teacher Fred Morgan (no relation to Hite), Brian flunks part of his senior
  year music course by handing in, instead of the sonata required, a melody that would become
  "Surfin'".
  June - Brian and Alan gradate from Hawthorne High.
  August - at Audree Wilson's suggestion, Alan & Gary Winfrey approach Hite Morgan with a
  tape they've made, the poem "The Wreck Of The Hesperus" set to music they've composed.
  The Morgans are building their studio and say they'll call back.
  September - Brian attends El Camino Community College majoring in psychology with
  additional music classes. Alan attends Ferris State U. in Big Rapids MI, having followed his
  parents back to the Midwest (according to his mother, he declined a football scholarship at
  Pepperdine U. in California).
  fall - On being told Mike's girlfriend is pregnant, his mother Glee throws him out of the house.