January   the band play shows in Arizona, their first gigs outside of California
  February   starting on Valentine's Day, Mark Groseclose stands in for Dennis at four shows after the latter
  has an auto accident.
  March   "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".
  April   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).
  May   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.
  spring   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.
  July   "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.
  August   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.
  September   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).
  October   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.
  December   "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.
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