2004
  January   Brian and family take part in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year's
  Day.  Brian plays the Edmonton, Alberta Chamber Of Commerce Ball on the 30th, three
  days after playing a benefit lunch for former Zombie Paul Atkinson at the LA House Of
  Blues..
  February   Melinda & Brian adopt a third child, son Dylan Douglas, at age one week. Brian starts
  his UK Smile tour with a six night residency at the Royal Festival Hall (20/21/22/24/26/
  27). The reviews are uniformly outstanding. The touring Beach Boys make a short (two
  show) visit to Australia & New Zealand.
  March   Brian plays six further UK dates: Bournemouth (1), Bristol (2), Glasgow (4), Newcastle
  (6), Liverpool (7) and Birmingham (8). The tour is completed by shows in Germany,
  Belgium, The Netherlands and France.
  May   Reformed Wilson Phillips release California (originally Pacific Coast Highway), an
  album of covers: Brian guests on "In My Room". On the 11th, Brian is recognised by
  BMI as an icon of popular music: he is the first person to recieve both this, and the
  president's award. Adrian Baker leaves the touring band: he has been a member, on and
  off, since 1981. Sounds Of Summer is certified as a platinum album on the 6th.
  June   The touring Beach Boys visit Europe. Brian's third studio album, Getting In Over My
  Head, is released. It charts at #100 in the US, #53 in the UK. In both charts it falls out
  after a single week.
  July   Promoting his new solo album, Brian returns to Europe, playing two shows in Holland
  and nine in England from the 13th to the 28th. Earlier in the month, the touring Beach
  Boys wrap up their European tour.
  August   Brian winds up his European tour with shows in Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Germany
  and Spain. On the 6th, the State of California Historic Resources Commission approve
  the nomination, presented by fan Harry Jarnagen, for placing a historic landmark marker
  at the site of the now-demolished Hawthorne house.
  September   On the 10th, Bruce unexpectedly undergoes heart bypass surgery and temporarily
  withdraws from touring to recuperate.Wendy's and Dan's second child, Beau is born
  on the 24th. Brian Wilson Presents Smile, a studio recording of the critically
  acclaimed live presentation, is released on the Nonsuch label on the 28th (27th in the
  UK): in the UK it charts at #7, in the US at #13. Brian embarks on his first major US
  tour since summer 2001, a 23-date swing commencing 9/30 and wrapping 11/4. In
  the UK a single from the album, "Wonderful/Wind Chimes", is released and, despite
  being a limited vinyl pressing of only 5000, charts at #29.
  October   For the first year since 1998, there is no Carl Wilson Foundation event.
  November   The touring Beach Boys visit Great Britain, playing fourteen shows from the 6th to the
  20th. The shows last some 2½ hours and feature over 50 songs, including many rarities.
  Brian plays São Paulo in Brazil on the 7th, then commences his antipodean tour in
  Sydney on the 30th. Terry Melcher, Bruce's long-time collaborator and friend, and
  the last Beach Boys producer, dies on the 19th of skin cancer. He was 62.
  December   Brian's tour continues with several more dates in Australia before wrapping with three
  New Zealand shows. "Good Vibrations"  (from Brian Wilson Presents Smile) is
  released as a single in the UK and charts at #30. Brian appears in a Duck Dodgers
  episode as himself, and singing a new song, "Believe In Yourself".