1968
[unless noted otherwise, all sessions took place at Brian's home studio]
[unless stated otherwise, all released are on Capitol]
  January   9 - Stack 'O' Tracks "session": comp reel assembled
11 - session: Brian interviewed for Rock & Other Four Letter Words
                   (in a car Carl was driving)
11 - Zarathustra & Thelebeus session: Magic Hand/Leaves of Grass/If You Knew
       [Wally Heider's] (Stephen Kalinich session produced by Carl)
25 - session: 'Untitled #1' (=Tune #L) track [Wally Heider's]
  February   1 - Everett Community College, Everett WA [w/Buffalo Springfield]
  2 - Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WA [ [w/Buffalo Springfield and Springfield Rifle]
  3 - The Agrodome, Vancouver BC, Canada
        [w/Buffalo Springfield, The Northwest Company and The City Zoo]
  4 - Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR [w/Buffalo Springfield]
  4 - St Martin's College, Lacey WA
        [w/Buffalo Springfield, Smiling Castle and The Lemon Pipers]
  5 - International Ice Palace, Las Vegas NV*
?? - Friends session: I'm Confessin' demo [1]
20 - Friends session: My Son (=When A Man Needs A Woman - or 27th)  [1]
21 - Friends session: You're As Cool As Can Be 1 (or 28th) [1]
?? - Friends session: Time to Get Alone (v2)/Rock and Roll Woman (or March) [1]
?? - Friends session: Transcendental Meditation (v1) (or March) [1]
29 - Friends session: Little Fish In A Brook (= Little Bird) [1]
  March ?? - Friends session: Be Still 1
?? - Friends session: You're As Cool As Can Be 2 track
  6 - Friends session: Be Here In The Morning Darling track [1]
  7 - Friends session: Little Bird vocals? & mono mix [Western] [1] [2]
13 - Friends session: Friends [1]
14 - Friends session: Friends (vocals & original mono mix) [ID Sound] [1]
15 - Friends session: Friends (vocals & revised mono mix) [ID Sound] [1]
18 - Friends session: 'Untitled #1' (=When A Man Needs A Woman)
19 - Friends session: Our Happy Home (=Our New Home)
22 - Friends session: Passing By
26 - Friends session: Even Steven (= Busy Doin' Nothin')
28 - Friends session: Wake The World track [2 sessions]
29 - Friends session: Be Here In The Morning track remake
31 - Friends session: Be Here In The Morning vocals (w/Murry) [ID Sound] [1]
?? - Friends session: Be Still 2 [ID Sound ?]
?? - Friends session: Time to Get Alone (v2)/Rock and Roll Woman (or Feb.) [1]
?? - Friends session:  Transcendental Meditation (v1) (or Feb.) [1]
  April   1 - Friends session: Meant For You 1/Wake The World vocals/Even Stephen vocals
                                  [ID Sound]
  2 - Friends session: Anna Lee, The Healer/Meant For You 2/When A Man Needs A
                                  Woman vocals/Be Here In The Morning tag vocals [ID Sound]
  3 - Friends session: Be Still/My Little Red Book [3]
  4 - Friends session: Transcendental Meditation 2 [ID Sound]
  5 - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville TN
       [cancelled due to assasination of Martin Luther King] [4]
  6 - East Carolina College, Greenville NC*
       [all April shows w/Buffalo Springfield and  The Strawberry Alarm Clock]
  6 - Dorton Arena, Raleigh NC [rescheduled for 24th]
  7 - Clemson Universtiy, Columbia SC*
  7 - Coliseum, Greensboro NC [rescheduled for 23rd]
  8 - Friends/Little Bird single released
  8 - County Hall, Charleston SC
  8 - Township Auditorium, Columbia SC [cancelled]
  9 - Florida Southern College, Lakeland FL
  9 - Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando FL
  9 - Memorial Stadium, Daytona FL
10 - University of Florida, Gainesville FL
11 - Friends session: New Song/Busy Doin' Nothin' vocals  [ID Sound]
11 - Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta GA* [cancelled]
11 - City Auditorium, Macon GA [cancelled]
12 - Friends session: Diamond Head [ID Sound]
12 - Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville FL
13 - Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa FL*
       [no Strawberry Alarm Clock, plus Bobby Goldsboro and The Frogs]
13 - Robards Sports Arena, Sarasota FL* 
       [no Strawberry Alarm Clock, plus Bobby Goldsboro]
14 - Code 1, Ft. Lauderdale FL#
14 - Convention Hall, Miami FL [plus The Echoes and Bobby Goldsboro]
15 - Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio TX
15 - Municipal Auditorium, Austin TX* [plus Lavender Hill Express]
16 - Friends session: album assembled [probably ID Sound]
16 - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock AR* [cancelled]
17 - Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR [cancelled]
17 - Mid South Coliseum, Memphis TN [rescheduled for 24th]
18 - Loyola University, New Orleans LA
18 - LA State University, Baton Rouge LA*
19 - Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham AL [plus Randy's World]
20 - Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth TX [plus Bobby Goldsboro]
20 - Market Hall, Dallas TX [plus Bobby Goldsboro and Soul Society]
21 - Moody Civic Center, Galveston TX
21 - Lamar Technical College, Beaumont TX
21 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston TX
22 - Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock TX
23 - Coliseum, Greensboro NC
23 - Dorton Arena, Raleigh NC [w/Andy Camp and The Saint People's Band]
24 - Mid South Coliseum, Memphis TN
  May
  2 - The Les Crane TV Show ABC TV, Los Angeles CA* [taped]
  2 - The Tonight Show NBC TV, New York NY*
The 'Maharishi' Tour
  3 - Washington Coliseum, Washington DC
  3 - Civic Center, Baltimore MD
  4 - Singer Bowl, New York NY [cancelled] [5]
  4 - Iona College, New Rochelle NY
  4 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
  5 - Bushnell Memorial, Hartford CT
  5 - Providence RI [cancelled] [6]
  6 - Boston Gardens, Boston MA [cancelled]
  7 - Brandeis University, Waltham MA [cancelled]
  7 - New Haven Arena, New Haven CT [cancelled]
  7 - Quinnipac College, Hamden CT [cancelled]
  8 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY [cancelled]
  9 - Mike Douglas TV show, Philadelphia PA
  9 - Ohio State University, Columbus OH [cancelled]
10 - Syracuse University, Syracuse NY [cancelled]
10 - LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY [cancelled]
11 - Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland OH [cancelled]
12 - Chicago University, Chicago IL [cancelled]
13 - Capitol Theater, Madison WI [cancelled]
14 - St. Paul's Arena, St. Paul MN [cancelled]
15 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines IA [cancelled]
15 - Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City MO [cancelled]
16 - Keil Auditorium, St. Louis MO [cancelled]
17 - Merv Griffin TV Show, Los Angeles CA*
17 - Denver Auditorium, Denver CO [cancelled]
18 - Oakland Stadium, Oakland CA [cancelled]
19 - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA [cancelled]
19 - University Of Nevada, Las Vegas NV [cancelled]
20 - Stanford University, Stanford CA [cancelled]
21 - Sacramento State College, Sacramento CA [cancelled]
21 - San Diego International Arena, San Diego CA [cancelled]
22 - We’re Together Again 1 [Valentine]
24 - session: All I Wanna Do 1 track [Valentine]
26 - session: Rendezvous (= Do It Again)[Valentine]
27 - session: We're Together Again 1 vocals [Valentine]
28 - session: Walk On By [Valentine]
29 - session: We're Together Again 1 strings/Do It Again transfer [Wally Heider's]
?? – Carl Wilson session: ‘Fooling Around Tape’ [Valentine]
  June   3 - session: Well You Know I Knew/Manson demos
  4 - session: I Went To Sleep track
  5 - session: I Went To Sleep vocals/Ol' Man River 1 (date questionable)
  6 - single session: Do It Again
  7 - Dennis Wilson session: Untitled #1 (=Well, You Know I Knew)
  8 - session: Sail Plane Song (= Loop De Loop)/All I Wanna Do 2
10 - session: Ol' Man River 2 track
12 - single session: Do It Again
15 - Lagoon, Farmington UT
18 - session: Walkin'
19 - session: Walkin'
20 - session: The Nearest Faraway Place
24 - Friends album released
26 - Dennis Wilson session: Untitled #2
28 - Ron Wilson session: I'll Keep On Lovin' You/As Tears Go By/Sincerely
                                        [ID Sound]
?? - session - We’re Together Again 1 new vocals
  July
 
 
  2 - RKO Orpheum, Davenport IA [2 shows]
       [all July shows were w/Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and The Human Beinz]
  3 - The Arena, Sioux Falls SD [7]
  4 - Majestic Hills, Lake Geneva WI
  5 - Auditorium Theater, Chicago IL [7]
  6 - Anderson HS, Anderson IN*
  7 - The Arena, Duluth MN
  8 - Do It Again/Wake The World single released
  8 - Memorial Auditorium, Fargo ND [2 shows] [7]
  9 - Municipal Auditorium, St Paul MN [2 shows]
10 - Waterloo IA* [7]
11 - Ice Arena, Des Moines IA
12 - Memorial Hall, Salina KS* [2 shows]
13 - Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln NE [7]
14 - Kansas Memorial Hall, Kansas City KS
15 - Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque NM
16 - Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix AZ* [w/Thackeray Rocke and Motion] [7]
17 - Convention Hall, San Diego CA
19 - Stack 'O' Tracks session: mixing
22 - Stack 'O' Tracks session: album assembled
25 - session: Mona Kana demo
25 - session: Been Way Too Long [2 sessions]
26 - session: Been Way Too Long strings
30 - session: Been Way Too Long intro & bridge
  August   2 - New Civic Center, Ottawa ON, Canada [all August shows were w/The Pickle
        Brothers and The Box Tops, plus 3's A Crowd for this show only]
  3 - Paul Sauvre Centre, Montreal PQ, Canada [plus The Munks]
  4 - Lord Beaverbrook Rink, St John NB, Canada* [plus FJ & The Soul Fingers]
  5 - Best Of The Beach Boys Volume 3 compilation album released
  5 - Halifax Forum, Halifax NS, Canada*
  6 - Bangor Auditorium, Bangor ME* [plus The Barracudas]
  7 - Hampton Beach Casino NH* [plus The Vogues]
  8 - New Haven Arena CT
  8 - Boys Club, Pittsfield MA
  9 - Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ [plus The New Christy Minstrels]
10 - Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ [plus The New Christy Minstrels]
11 - Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ [plus The New Christy Minstrels]
12 - Dick Cavett Show ABC TV, New York NY
12 - Happening ABC TV, New York NY
13 - Tonight Show, New York NY*
15 - Bay Theater, Green Bay WI#
       [w/The Box Tops, Mother Smack and The Pickle Brothers] [2 shows] [7]
16 - Clowes Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis IN*# [2 shows]
17 - Convention Center, Asbury Park NJ [w/The Brooklyn Bridge]
18 - Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison WI*
19 - Stack O' Tracks compilation album released
19 - Winnipeg Auditorium, Winnipeg MB, Canada [plusThe Surprise Package]
20 - Exhibition Stadium, Regina SK, Canada
21 - Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton AB, Canada
22 - Stampede Corral, Calgary AB, Canada*
23 - Spokane Coliseum, Spokane WA* [plus TheSurprise Package]
24 - Boise High School Auditorium, Boise ID* [2 shows]
26 - Mike Douglas TV Show, Philadelphia PA
29 - Dennis Wilson demo session - A Time To Live In Dreams/Love Affair/Be With
                                                      Me/Peaches
  September ?? - I'll Keep On Loving You/As Tears Go By Ron Wilson single released (Columbia)
[note: this is pretty much where the documentation of the sessions begins to become
less reliable than before. Dates and titles are increasingly vague.]
  3 - session: We're Together Again 2
  5 - session: We're Together Again 2 (session aborted - machine failure)
  6 - session: We're Together Again 2
?? - session: We’re Together Again 2 vocals
  7 - The Lagoon, Farmington UT* [w/The Box Tops - 2 shows]
?? - session: We're Together Again 2 vocals
11 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love/We're Together Again mixdown
16 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love
17 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love
18 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love strings
?? - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love (vocals - on or after 18th)
18 - Summer Scene With Brad David WTIC TV, Connecticut*
20 - Purdue University, Lafayette IN* [w/Odetta and Rich Little]
21 - Purdue University, Lafayette IN* [w/Odetta and Rich Little]
27 - Melodyland, Anaheim CA* [w/The Grassroots and Sweetwater]
28 - Melodyland, Anaheim CA* [w/The Grassroots and Sweetwater] [2 shows]
  October   1 - 20/20 session: I Can Hear Music/The Nearest Faraway Place
  2 - 20/20 session: Time To Get Alone vocals
  2 - 20/20 session: Be With Me [8]
  4 - 20/20 session: Time To Get Alone [ID Sound] [8]
  4 - 20/20 session: Time To Get Alone vocals
11 - Fillmore East, New York NY [w/Creedence Clearwater Revival] [2 shows]
13 - Ed Sullivan Show CBS TV, New York NY
14 - 20/20 session: The Nearest Faraway Place/Oh Yeah/Bluebirds Over The
                              Mountain/Never Learn Not To Love [Capitol, New York] [9]
15 - 20/20 session: Bluebirds Over The Mountain [Bell Sound, New York]
15 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not To Love mastering [Capitol, New York]
16 - 20/20 session: Bluebirds Over The Mountain/Be With Me/The Nearest Faraway
                               Place strings [Bell Sound, New York]
16 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do 1 [Capitol, New York]
18 - 20/20 session: Bluebirds Over The Mountain mixing [Capitol]
18 - Civic Coliseum, Knoxville TN*
        [all following shows w/The 1910 Fruit Gum Company and The Pickle Brothers]
19 - Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville SC*
20 - Coliseum, Greensboro NC
22 - Freedom Hall, Louisville KY* [also Tom Dooley & The Lovelights]
24 - Dobyns Bennett HS, Kingsport TN [no Pickle Brothers]
25 - Salem Roanoke Valley Civic Center, Salem VA
25 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg VA
26 - Civic Center, Charleston WV
27 - Municipal Auditorium, Columbus GA* [also The Antique Zoo]
27 - Coliseum, Macon GA* [10]
29 - 20/20 session: Bluebirds Over The Mountain [Capitol]
30 - 20/20 session: Bluebirds Over The Mountain (mixing) [ID Sound]
  November   1 - session: A Time To Live In Dreams [Capitol]
  1 - Joey Bishop Show ABC TV, Los Angeles CA
  6 - 20/20 session: Never Learn Not to Love stereo mix [Capitol]
  7 - 20/20 session: Be With Me (vocals) [Wally Heider's]
  9 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do 2 [Valentine]
11 - 20/20 session: I Can Hear Music/Be With Me/'fig plucker'
12 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do tag SFX [Capitol] [11]
15 - 20/20 session: Mona Kana track [ID Sound]
15 - 20/20 session: Time to Get Alone stereo mix [Capitol]
14 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do 2 vocals ? [ID Sound]
16 - 20/20 session: The Nearest Faraway Place/The Gong [Capitol]
17 - 20/20 session: Our Prayer overdubs [Capitol]
18 - 20/20 session: Cottonfields (album version) [ID Sound]
19 - 20/20 session: Cottonfields (vocals - album version) [ID Sound]
20 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do horns [unknown studio]
20 - 20/20 session: Cabinessence overdubs/Cottonfields mixes [Capitol]
21 - 20/20 session: All I Want To Do/Time To Get Alone 3 track/Our Prayer stereo
                               mix/Cabin Essence (verses & chorus 1 stereo mixes)  [Capitol]
22 - 20/20 session: Cabin Essence (chorus 2 & tag stereo mixes)/ album assembled
                               [Capitol]
23 - Children's hospital benefit, Columbus OH*
23 - Memorial Auditorium, Columbus OH [all November shows w/The Grassroots
       and The Pickle Brothers, plus The Gears for this show only]
24 - Memorial Auditorium, Canton OH* [w/The Chylds]
25 - Bushnell Memorial, Hartford CT [w/Damn Yankees]
26 - Stanley-Warner Theater, Jersey City NJ
27 - Music Hall, Boston MA [plus The Beacon St Union] [2 shows]
4th European Tour
[two shows at each venue except where noted +, one show]
30 - Top Of The Pops BBCTV, London, England (broadcast December 25th)
December   1 - Palladium, London [all UK shows w/Barry Ryan, Bruce Chanel, Vanity Fayre,
        Eclection, Sharon Tandy & Fleur de Lys and The Majority]
  2 - Bluebirds Over The Mountain/Never Learn Not To Love single released
  2 - Honeys session: Come To Me [Sunset]
  2 - Colston Hall, Bristol
  4 - City Hall, Sheffield
  5 - Odeon, Manchester
  6 - Odeon, Birmingham
  7 - Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales
  8 - Finsbury Park Astoria, London, England [12]
  9 - Honeys session: Goodnight My Love/Tonight You Belong To Me [United]
10 - Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland
12 - Star Parade TV show, Munich, West Germany+*
12 - Musik Fur Junge Leute TV show+*
13 - Honeys session: Goodnight My Love/Tonight You Belong To Me [Wally Heider]
13 - Kongresshalle, Dusseldorf+ [w/The Black Cats]
14 - Colour Me Pop BBC2 TV show [cancelled]
14 - Twien TV Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands+
14 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam+ [w/The Geebos]
15 - Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium+*
16 - Olympia Theatre, Paris, France* [cancelled] [13]
16 - Beat Club TV show, Bremen, West Germany+*
16 - Stadthalle, Bremen*+ [w/The Black Cats]
17 - Settevoci TV Show, Milan, Italy+ (aired December 22nd)
18 - Top of the Pops BBC TV Show, London, England (never aired)
?? ?? - Is It True What They Say About Dixie [14]
x
1
  Mike wasn't present for these sessions: he was in Rishikesh with the Maharishi in
  February & March, and stopped off in London for a few days on the way back..
2
  Notable because Elvis was next door recording four songs for another crappy movie
  (Live A Little, Love A Little): Brian was too scared to go but Alan &  Bruce went to
  see him.
3
  The date of this session as noted in the documentation is the 13th, but of course that
  is seriously questionable given that Dennis was touring with the band in Florida at
  the time. Further, Badman's claim that "My Little Red Book" was recorded during
  the early 1967 Smile sessions as a possible B side for "Heroes & Villains" is
  spurious, as the song is on one of the 8 reels of Friends session tapes.
4
  Long thought to have been seriously disrupted by the unrest in the wake of the
  assissination of Dr. King, in fact this tour was barely affected at all: of the 35 dates,
  only 6 were cancelled with a further two being rescheduled. The original source for
  the story of this tour being badly affected was Nick Grillo, who was undoubtedly
  mis-remembering the later Maharishi tour, which was a complete fiasco.
5
  The show is called off 20 minutes before the scheduled start when only 800 fans
  show up. The capacity of the Singer Bowl is 16,000.
6
  The Maharishi withdraws from the tour to fulfill a film contract. The rest of the tour
  is cancelled at a cost to The Beach Boys of $250,000.
7
  These shows were all recorded.
8
  These sessions were filmed and the footage used in the "I Can Hear Music" promo.
9
  The vocalist on this session is unknown, but sounds about 10-12 and African-
  American.
10
  This show was seriously affected by not only the previous gig at Columbus (about
  100 miles away) running late but also by the band getting lost en route. They
  eventually went on at 7pm, two and a half hours late. Apparently the promoter
  paid them extra to fly from Columbus, but they drove and pocketed the cash.
11
  Yes, those "fx". Recorded live...
12
  Recorded for the Live In London album.
13
  Cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
14
  Lead vocal - Audree Wilson. That Jim Lockert engineered this session tends to place
  it anywhere between the Smiley Smile and Friends sessions.