|January||the band play shows in Arizona, their first gigs outside of California|
starting on Valentine's Day, Mark Groseclose stands in for Dennis at four shows after the |
latter has an auto accident.
"Surfin' USA/Shut Down" released; both sides chart at #3 & #23 respectively. Parent |
album Surfin' USA also released and will reach #2. Frances Love files for divorce on
the 4th. It will become final on May 22nd, 1964. On the 20th, Brian sings bvs on Jan &
Dean's "Surf City".
Capitol release "Shoot The Curl/Surfin' Down The Swanee River" by The Honeys |
(Ginger Blake and Marilyn & Diane Rovell). The single is produced by Brian & Nik
Venet. The band embark on a short tour of the midwest (April 24th-May 5th).
At Brian's request, Alan Jardine returns in a semi-permanent capacity, standing in for |
Brian when he misses live shows. The band are thus a six-piece, at least in the studio.
Carl transfers from Hawthorne High to Hollywood Professional School for his senior |
year, in the company of Marks and the Rovell sisters.
|June||Without Brian, the band play three days of shows in Hawaii, 14th-16th.|
"Surfer Girl/Little Deuce Coupe" released; both sides chart at #7 & #15. They tour the|
midwest again, this time more extensively (July 18th-August 29th). Brian goes along, but
unwillingly. He soon returns home, Alan replacing him.
Jan & Dean hit #1 with "Surf City", a song given to them by Brian . David Marks |
officially leaves the band on the 30th but continues to play contracted shows until
October. Brian meets Dave Knowlen & Rich Alarian (Petersen).
Surfer Girl album (a #7 hit) is released, the first album to bear the credit "Produced by|
Brian Wilson". The Honey's second 45, "Pray For Surf/Hide Go Seek", is released. On
the 26th, Brian attends a session for Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You album
and, at Phil's behest, sits in on piano. Whether or not he appears on the released version
- of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" - is unknown (but he receives union scale for the
Little Deuce Coupe album released, peaks at #4. Re-recorded LP track "Be True To Your|
School" is released and will reach #6; B side "In My Room" charts at #23. Brian's
production of "Run-Around Lover/Summertime" by Sharon Marie (Esparza) is released
|November||the band sign a new, long-term contract with Capitol.|
"Little Saint Nick/The Lord's Prayer" released, and will hit #3 in special seasonal chart. |
The Honeys release "The One You Can't Have/From Jimmy With Tears". The A side is a
solo Brian Wilson production.