January   Brian meets Gary Usher (born December 14th, 1938, San Gabriel, CA) for the first time and
  immediately begins a songwriting partnership with him.
  February   on the 8th the band record "Surfin' Safari", "Surfer Girl" & "Beach Boys Stomp" (aka
  "Karate") at World Pacific. Within a few days of this session, Alan resigns from the band,
  continuing his studies at El Camino College and reviving The Islanders for a second time.
  He is replaced by neighbor David Lee Marks (born August 22nd, 1948, Erie,
  Pennsylvania), whose first  show is at the Bel Air Bay Club ."Surfin/Luau" enters the
  Billboard Hot 100.
  March   on the 8th Brian, Carl, Alan & the Wilson's mother Audree (with Val Poliuto) add vocals to
  the pre-recorded tracks "Barbie" & "What Is A Young Girl Made Of ?". "Surfin/Luau"
  peaks at #75. Murry creates the Sea Of Tunes publishing company to safeguard Brian's
  compositions. Brian drops out of El Camino College.
  spring   Dennis is expelled from Hawthorne High for fighting.
  April   a demo session at United Western studio on the 19th produces a four-song tape that will
  result in a Capitol contract. The session is engineered by Charles Dean 'Chuck' Britz (three
  days previously, Brian & Gary Usher recorded four of their songs at Western, with the rest
  of the band providing musical backup). "Barbie/What Is A Young Girl Made Of ?" is
  released on Randy 422, and credited to Kenny & The Cadets.
  May   Murry plays the demo tape for Nik Venet, Capitol's A&R man (reputedly, every other
  label in town had turned him down) during the first week of the month. Against the advice
  of his superiors, Venet buys the masters for "Surfin' Safari", "Lonely Sea" & "409" for $300
  June   "Surfin' Safari/409", first Capitol 45, released; it will reach #14. Alan leaves El Camino
  College and begins working at Garret Air Research.
  July   The Beach Boys sign with Capitol Records on the 16th.
  August   Playing the Reseda Jubilee on the 25th, the band meet Jan & Dean for the first time.
  summer   Usher is supplanted as Brian's songwriting partner by KFWB DJ Roger Christian (born
  July 3rd, 1934, Buffalo, NY). They meet after Murry hears Christian discussing "409" on
  the air one night.
  September   "The Revo-Lution/Number One" by Rachel and The Revolvers on Dot records is the first
  ever disc to bear the credit "Produced by Brian Wilson". (To avoid repetition, it should be
  noted here that none of Brian's non-Beach Boys productions charted). Whilst playing at
  Pandora's Box (a coffee house then  situated at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and
  Crescent Heights, long since demolished) early in the month, Brian meets Marilyn Rovell
  (born February 6th, 1948, Chicago IL), cousin of Usher's girlfriend Ginger Blake (real
  name Sandra Glauntz, born 1947) and Marilyn's sister Diane (born 1946). The now-
  famous 'hot chocolate' incident ensues.
  October   Surfin' Safari album released.  "The Surfer Moon/Humpty Dumpty", by Bob & Sheri
  and produced by Brian, is released on Safari. Bob is Bob Norburg, Brian's roommate in
  the Crenshaw Apartments, Sheri is his girlfriend Cheryl Pomeroy and Safari is a one-off
  label bearing the Wilson's home address in Hawthorne on the disc. Mike's father's &
  uncle's company, Love Sheet Metal, files for voluntary bankruptcy on the 4th.
  November   "Ten Little Indians/County Fair" 45 released; it will stall at #49, the lowest position for a
  Beach Boys single until 1968.
  December   Mike & Francis' second child, Teresa, born on the 2nd. On the 17th, the band begin their
  first 'proper' tour, an eight date swing through southern California ending on New Year's
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