October early - Morgan demo session: Lavender/Luau/Surfin' [Hite Morgan's home studio] [1]
November early - 1st Morgan session:  Lavender/Luau/Surfin' [Stereo Masters] [1]
27 - Surfin'/Luau single released (Candix 331)ć
December 8-10 - Shane Wilder Record Bar, Thousand Oaks CAć [2]
20 - Surfin'/Luau single released (X 301)ć
23 - Rendevous Ballroom, Newport Beach, CA [3]
30 - Olive Recreation Center, Burbank CAć [4]
30 - Pacific Ocean Park KHJ TV Dance Party, Los Angeles CA*
31 - Ritchie Valens Memorial Concert, Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA
        [w/Ike & Tina Turner, The Carlos Brothers The Rivingtons and others]ć
January 12 - Bob Eubanks Teenage Dance Party, Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA#
        [w/The Mixtures and The Sentinals]
15 - Surfin'/Luau single released (Candix 301)ć
25 - Mesa Presbyterian Church Surf Nite, Hawthorne CA
26 - Hawthorne High School Senior Breakfast, Hawthorne CAć
        [w/Chris Montez & The Mellow Teens]
26 - March of Dimes Dance, Robert Hall Chevrolet, Los Angeles CA#
        [w/Donny Brooks, Dean Holly, Molly Bee, Steve Wale, The Bel-Aires and The
Jan/Feb ?? -  Shane Wilder's record store, Thousand Oaks CAć
February   3 - Dance Party TV Show, KRLA TV, Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CAć
        [w/The Belairs, Four Cal Quettes, Don Julian & The Meadowlarks, Vince Howard
        and Johnny Burnette]
  8 - 2nd Morgan session - Judy/Karate/Surfer Girl/Surfin'Safari
                                         [World Pacific - Alan not present]
10 - Dance Party TV Show, KRLA TV, Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA#(ć)
        [w/James Darren, Frankie Avalon, The Surfmen, Gene McDaniels, Della Reese
        and Bobby Rydell]
19 - Academy Fine Arts Theatre, San Diego CA [2 shows] [5]
20 - Academy Fine Arts Theatre, San Diego CA [2 shows] [5]
Feb/March ?? - Lueders Park, Compton CA [w/The Mixtures]
March   2 - Millikan High Auditorium, Long Beach CA* [6]
  7 - Morningside HS, Inglewood CAć [7]
  8 - Kenny & The Cadets vocal session:
        Barbie/What Is A Young Girl [Stereo Masters] [8]
10 - Bel Air Bay Club, Los Angeles CA*
?? - Prom Week, Torrance High School, Torrence CAć (between 12th & 16th)
16 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
17 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
18 - Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica CA [w/The Vibrants & The Bel Airs]
23 - "Kid's Day", National Orange Show Fairgrounds, San Bernardino CAć
23 - Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach CA*
        [w/Spencer & Allred, Twin Tones and Tommy Terry]
24 - Hi-Teen Easter Fashion Show, Harris Department Store, San Bernardino CAć
24 - Third Annual Surf-O-Rama, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CAć
24 - Vibrants gig, Newport HS Gym, Newport Beach CA*(ć) [9]
30 - KRLA Friday Night Dance, Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA*
31 - National Guard Armory, Ontario CA [w/The Vibrants]
?? - Riverside CAć
  2 - Bel Air Bay Club, Los Angeles CA*
  4 - Womens Club, Inglewood CA*
16 - session: Beginning Of The End/One Way Road To Love/Visions/My Only Alibi
                    [Western] [10]
18 - Newport High School, Los Angeles CA*
        [w/The Belairs, The Vibrants, Dodie & Dee Dee, and The Fabulous Biscaines]
19 - demo tape session: Surfin' Safari/409/Lonely Sea/Their Hearts Were Full Of
                                     Spring [Western] [11]
20 - Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach CA*
        [w/The Belairs, The Vibrants and Dodie & Dee Dees]
21 - Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach CA
        [w/The Belairs, The Vibrants and Dodie & Dee Dees]
22 - Barbie/What Is A Young Girl Made Of ? Kenny & The Cadets single released (Randy)
28 - The Bob Eubanks Dance Party* (local TV)(ć)
May   4 - Womens Club, Inglewood CA
11 - Community Fair, El Camino Community College, Torrance CAć
12 -  Harris Store Annual Campus Deb Jamboree, California Theater, San Bernardino
June   2 - Azusa Teen Club, Azusa CAć
       [first appearence - w/Bill Ell, Jesse Lee Turner and Lyle Sherman]
  4 - Surfin' Safari/409 single released (Capitol)
16 - Azusa Teen Club, Azusa CA#
30 - Azusa Teen Club, Azusa CA# [w/ Dick & Dee Dee, Nino Tempo & April Stevens,
       The Sentinels and Dorsey Burnette]
July   3 - Sigma Chi fraternity, Dykstra Hall UCLA,  Los Angeles CA
        [w/The Renegades, Chris Montez and Dante & The Evergreens]* [12]
14 - Radio KOXR Diaper Derby, Oxnard CA [13]
14 - Hawthorne High School Canteen Dance, Hawthorne CA* [14]
18 - Jodie Gable's birthday party, Burbank CA* [15]
27 - Azuza Teen Club, Azuza CA(ć) [16]
27 - Rainbow Gardens, Pomona CA* [w/The Mixtures and The Paris Sisters]
28 - Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino CAć
29 - Dance Pavilion, Lake Arrowhead CAć [w/The Tornadoes]
29 - Wagon Wheels Junction Roller Rink, Oxnard CA* [w/Soupy Sales]
31 - "Parade of Hits" KCOP TV, Los Angeles CAć
Note: the famous, much reported July-September 40-date tour of the midwest is not
included here, for the excellent reason that it never happened. Aside from there being
no documentary evidence whatsoever (in fact, dates listed below indicate it couldn't
have happened), in a November 1962 interview in Sweden Murry Wilson stated that
up to then the band hadn't performed outside of California. In fact, at this time in
their career, with the first Capitol single "Surfin' Safari" yet to chart, they'd be hard
pressed to mount a 14-date tour of southern California !
August   2 - Grand Opening, Gordon's Wholesale Furniture and Appliance, Canoga Park CA#
  4 - Azusa Teen Club, Azusa CAć
  5 - Surfin' Safari session: Cuckoo Clock/Heads You Win/County Fair/Surf Dawg
  6 - Surfin' Safari session: Summertime Blues/Land Ahoy/Little Miss America
  8 - Surfin' Safari session: Ten Little Indians/Chug-A-Lug/The Shift [Capitol]
14 - Cinnamon Cinder, Studio City, Los Angeles CA# [17]
19 - 1st Annual Surfer's Ball, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA*(ć)
        [w/Dick Dale and the Deltones][2 shows]
20 - Broadway Store, Los Angeles CA*(ć) [w/Kathy Linden and The Genteels] [18]
20 - Broadway Store, Del Amo, Los Angeles CA*(ć) [w/Bobby Rydell]
20 - Tustin Playhouse, Tustin CA# [w/Timi Yuro and Dorsey Burnett]
21 - Broadway Store, West Covina, Los Angeles CA*
21 - Broadway Store, Pasadena CA*
22 - Broadway Store, Anaheim, CA*
22 - Broadway Store, Whitter, Los Angeles, CA*
23 - Broadway Store, Westchester, Los Angeles CA*
23 - Broadway Store, Crenshaw, Los Angeles CA*
24 - Broadway Store, Long Beach CA*
25 - Broadway Store, Hollywood CA*
25 - Broadway Store, Pamorama City CA*(ć)
25 - The Reseda Jubilee, Reseda CA* [w/Jan & Dean] [19]
26 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA*(ć) [3 shows] [20]
27 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CAć [3 shows]
28 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CAć [3 shows]
29 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CAć [3 shows]
30 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CAć [3 shows]
31 - session: The Revo-Lution/Number One/Humpty Dumpty/Recreation
                    [Harmony Recorders - postponed to 9/4]
summer ?? -  Laurie Jean Loveton graduation party, Los Angeles CAć
?? - First Annual KMAK McKinley Avenue Festival of the Water, Fresno, CAć [21]    
?? - Long Beach Civic Auditorium, Long Beach CAć [22]
late summer ?? - Cinnamon Cinder, Los Angeles CA* [22]
September   2 - Milton Berle's daughter Victoria's 17th birthday party, Los Angeles CA*(ć)
  2 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA [3 shows]
  4 - session: The Revo-Lution/Number One/Humpty Dumpty/Recreation [23]
                    [Harmony Recorders]
?? - The Revo-Lution/Number One Rachel & The Revolvers single released (Dot) [24]
  9 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
13 - session: Cindy, Oh Cindy/The Surfer Moon [Western] [25]
14 - "The Howdy Hop", Hawthorne HS Cafeteria, Hawthorne CAć
14 - Surfers Ball, Morgan Hall, Long Beach CA*
       [w/Lonnie Belmore, The Bonnavills, Russ Storman and Dean Long]
15 - Helen Stillman's 16th birthday party, Los Angeles CA*
15 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
16 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
21 - Wagon Wheels Junction, Roller Gardens, Oxnard CA*(ć) [w/The Casuals]
22 - Pickwick Dance Party, Pickwick Recreation Center, Burbank CA*
       [w/The Tornadoes, Toni Fisher, Dick Roman and The Grads] [26]
22 -  Sip, Sup and Stomp benefit for the Spastic Children's League, Whittier CA# [27]
23 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
27 - The Row, USC campus, Los Angeles CA*# (w/The Marketts)
29 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
30 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
?? - Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino CA* [w/Dick Dale]
October ?? - The Surfer Moon/Humpty Dumpty Bob & Sheri single released (Safari) [28]
  1 - Surfin' Safari album released (Capitol)
  4 - Glendale Community College, Glendale CAć
24 - William Howard Taft High School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles CA*
27 - Hollywood Bowl YDay, Hollywood, CA
        [w/Soupy Sales, Shelly Fabares, Bobby Vee and others]*
27 - Fox Theater Cystic Fibrosis Benefit, San Francisco CA*
        [w/Joey Bishop,Jane Mansfield, Don Grady,Troy Donahue, Annette Funicello,
        Donna Loren, Beach Boys, Bobby Freeman and others]
28 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
November   1 - Leonard's Department Store Grand Opening, Torrance CA*
  1 - Leonard's Department Store Grand Opening, El Segundo CA#
  3 - Leonard's Department Store Grand Opening, Garden Grove CA*
  3 - Pickwick Dance Party, Burbank CA* [w/Valjean and Maureen Aurthur] [29]
  4 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
  9 - MU Cafeteria, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ [cancelled][30]
11 - Pandora's Box, Hollywood CA* [3 shows]
12 - session: The Big Beat [Western]
21 - Biltmore Hotel, Hermosa CA [w/The Journeymen]
24 - Grand Opening, Rancho Music, Studio Village, Culver City CA#
26 - Ten Little Indians/County Fair single released (Capitol)
26 - session: The Big Beat [Western]
30 - Alfred Goode Auditorium, Bakersfield CA*
        [w/The Revlons, Candy Maloney and Ken & The Ho Daddys]
December   1 - Pacific Lodge Boys Home benefit, Van Nuys Theatre, Van Nuys CA*
        [w/Dorsey Burnett, The Lively Ones, Dobie Gray, The Crystallets, Cyndy
        Malone, The Mixtures, Dick Michals, The Pastel 6, Jimmy Haskell, Annette
        Funicello, The Christy Minstrels, Dee Dee Sharp, Eddie Cano, Lou Monte,
        Andy Williams, Mel Carter and Billy Storm]
  3 - USC Pep rally, USC campus CA*
        [w/Doodles Weaver. Ernest Borgnine and others]
  6 - The Cinnamon Cinder, Long Beach CA*
        [grand opening - w/Jan & Dean, The Challengers and Sandy Nelson]
12 - Four Speeds session: R.P.M./My Sting Ray/ Barefoot Adventure [Western] [31]
24 - Earl Warren Show Grounds, Santa Barbara CA [32]
28 - Surf Fair, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA
28 - County Fairgrounds, Merced CA [32]
30 - Gold Rush Festival Auditorium, Stockton CA [32]
31 - Santa Cruz CA* [32]
  The previously assigned dates of September 15th and October 3rd to these sessions
  are almost certainly incorrect, as no contemporary documentation exists. Brian &
  Mike signed a songwriting contract with Guild on September 15th and it was long
  assumed that this took place the same day as the demo session - but there's no proof.
  The three songs on the first Morgan session were retroactively included on the AFM
  contract for the second Morgan session, some three months after the "Surfin'/Luau"
  single was released. Jim Murphy's excellent investigation into the band's early years,
  Becoming The Beach Boys 1961-1963 makes a strong case for the dates listed here
  as being the more accurate.   
  Record store owner Wilder hasclaimed to be the band's first manager, something the
  evidence doesn't support, and that they performed for him at his store shortly after
  "Surfin'" was released. If it happened (and it's a big "if"), this three day Holiday event
  would be the most likely. File under "questionable/unproven".
  The band played two songs during the interval of a Dick Dale show. Their reception
  was poor.
  Fan club president Jodi Gable recalled to both Ian Rusten and Jim Murphy that she
  first saw the BBs at this venue on this date. Possibly the Dance Party was recorded
  here, possibly it was an additional afternoon show.
  Carl recalled these shows in a later Tiger Beat interview (although he placed them in
  January). The band played during the interval of a screening of "Surf Crazy", a Bruce
  Brown movie, their first known show outside of the greater LA area. Although he'd
  officially left the group, Alan played these shows as they were booked before that and
  he was contractually obliged to.
  Very probably the first show with David.
  Steve Love's high school.
  The vocal lineup was: Brian, Carl, Alan (who had left he band the previous month) &
  Audree Wilson. Val Poliuto also claims to have been present.
  Mike, Carl & Dennis joined The Vibrants onstage: not, as previously thought, a BB
  A Brian Wilson/Gary Usher session with the rest of the BB also there.
  Although "Judy" is listed on the tape box for this session, it is the February 8th
  recording. This was the tape that landed the initial Capitol contract, produced by
  The event at which Brian met Bob Norberg and Sheryl Pomeroy, a couple performing
  as Bob and Sheri. Brian would later produce a single for them. The Renegades would
  become The Sunrays, who Murry would manage after he was fired by The Beach
  Boys in 1964.
  The earliest known existing Beach Boys live recording, as broadcast by KOXR.
  About 30 seconds of "Mr. Moto" and a short interview survives.
  According to Dennis in a 1965 interview, there was some resistance to them being
  hired to play this show - some students thought them a terrible band.
  Jodie Gable was the band's fan club secretary, a position she retained until 1966.
  Filmed for the short movie One Man's Challenge. According to David Marks, this
  was far from the band's only performance here. The footage as shown is somewhat
  misleading, as the band performed without an audience, which was later spliced in.
  According to long-time BB associate Ron Swallow, the band played the original
  Cinnamon Cinder many times during the late summer of 1962. The club opened in
  July so this was likely one of  their first appearences there.
  The Broadway Store shows were KWFB events, all DJed by Roger Christian: David
  Marks recalls playing a short set on the roof of at least two stores, including the
  Hollywood one.
  Very likely this was the first meeting between The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean..
  The subject of the bands residency at Pandora's Box is a vexed one: the only
  documented dates are those from 10/28 to 11/11 inclusive (there are adverts in the
  local press). However, research by Jim Murphy for his book Becoming The Beach
  Boys 1961-1963 indicates that the first engagement was the one listed here. David
  Marks recalls them  playing there "every weekend for a while", and that ties in nicely
  with the last three dates being Sundays only. David also recalls playing "sometimes
  on a week night", which might explain the otherwise confusing "nightly" comment.
  Finally, he recalls they payed three sets a night. According to the bands then-manager,
  they played every Sunday for three or four months, which fits (fairly) neatly with a
  residency from late August to mid-November. An interview with Brian & Dennis in
  mid-September establishes that they were still playing at the Box then, thus the dates
  listed prior to that are tacitly confirmed. The last known ad for them playing is dated
  11/11/62. It's possible they took a break somewhere down the line but the managers
  comment tends to counter such an assumption. Finally, the first meeting between
  Brian & Marilyn now almost certainly took place in early September, not October
  has been long assumed.
  The band performed on the radio station rooftop, a surprisingly common thing in
  those days.
  As recently as May 2020, David Marks reiterated that the band backed Sam Cooke
  and Lou Rawls at a show he thought was at the Long Beach Civic Auditorium. Marks
  remarked that Carl knew how to play CookeĺsôBring It on Home to Me,ö which was
  released May 8, 1962. Again, awaiting further confirmation.
  "Number One" is a retitled "Visions", and may very well use the track from the 4/16
  Western session.
  The first record to be produced by Brian: however, there was no label credit..
  This version of "The Surfer Moon" was by Bob & Sheri.
  Aired on local TV a week later.
  Held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Palmer.
  Safari was a one-shot label, with Brian's home address printed on the disc. This was
  the first record to bear the label credit "Produced by Brian Wilson".
  The Beach Boys' performance was later aired on KTLA TV, November 10th.
  Had this gig taken place, it would have marked the band's first show outside of
  California: apparently the reason it didn't was because the contract wasn't returned.
  Dennis drums on these Gary Usher productions.
  This first mini tour is problematic. The dates and venues as listed by Badman in his
  book, with the exception of the Surf Fair show, have no independent confirmation.
  The only other known sources for this tour are the recollections of David Marks
  (where the list of towns is suspiciously similar to Badmans) and a 1971 interview
  that Murry gave to Tom Nolan in which he stated that the band played five dates
  between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, grossing $25,684. The same interview
  further states that Murry made calls setting up those dates from home on December
  17th. Hence the dates and venues as listed here are my best guess based on Murry's
  recollections and general logic, but must be regarded as questionable, in particular
  the two shows on the 28th as the distance by road between Santa Monica and
  Merced is over 270 miles. .