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".