|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 declines to do 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.
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). He flies home in mid-tour to supervise a
Survivors session before rejoining the band.
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 session).
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 on Capitol.
|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