BRUCE JOHNSTON SOLO US DISCOGRAPHY
  Bruce's musical history actually predates that of The Beach Boys by two to three years. The releases detailed below are only those featuring Bruce as a major vocal performer (his backing vocal and production credits are too many to detail here - maybe later...). Single sides lacking his participation are noted in italics and instrumental sides are underlined. It's perhaps interesting to note that, while recording his first few Beach Boys vocals, Bruce was still under contract to, and released songs on, Columbia Records.
 
  99.9% of the information contined herein is taken from Brad Elliott's seminal volume Surf's Up! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981, now sadly out of print. Positions for releases that charted are indicated thus: [#4]. As ever, any additions and correction to the usual address.
Date
Artist
Label
Title(s)
6/59
  Bruce & Jerry Arwin 45-1003   Take This Pearl/I Saw Her First [1]
2/62
  Bruce Johnston Donna 1354   Do The Surfer Stomp Pt. 1/Do The Surfer Stomp Pt. 2
4/62
  Bruce Johnston Donna 1364   Soupy Shuffle Stomp/Moon Shot
3/63
  Bruce Johnston Del-Fi 4202   The Original Surfer Stomp/Pyjama Party [2]
6/63
  Bruce Johnston Surfing Band Del-Fi DFST 1228   Surfer's Pyjama Party [3]
7/63
  Hot Doggers Epic BN 26054   Surfin' USA [4]
8/63
  Bruce Johnston Columbia CL2057   Surfin' Round The World [5]
8/63
  Rip Chords Columbia 4 42812   Gone/She Thinks I Still Care [#83]
11/63
  Rip Chords Columbia 4 42921   Hey Little Cobra/The Queen [#4]
1/64
  Vettes MGM E/SE 4193   Rev-Up [6]
1/64
  Vettes MGM 13186   Little Ford Ragtop/Happy Hodaddy
1/64
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 42956   Custom Machine/Makaha At Midnight [#85] [7]
2/64
  Rip Chords Columbia CL 2151   Hey Little Cobra And Other Hot Rod Hits [#56] [8]
5/64
  Rip Chords Columbia 4 43035   Three Window Coupe/Hot Rod USA [#29]
5/64
  Kustom Kings Smash 1883   In My '40 Ford/Clutch Rider
6/64
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 43055   Summer Means Fun/Yeah ! [#72]
6/64
  Kustom Kings Smash 27051   Kustom City U.S.A. [9]
7/64
  Rip Chords Columbia CL 2216   Three Window Coupe [10]
8/64
  Rip Chords Columbia 4 43093   One Piece Topless Bathing Suit/Wah-Wahini [#95]
12/64
  Rogues Columbia   Everyday/Roger's Reef
1/65
  Sidewalk Surfers Jubilee 45 5496   Skate Board/Fun Last Summer
3/65
  Rip Chords Columbia 4 43221   Don't Be Scared/Bunny Hill
3/65
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 43238   Carmen/I Love You, Model 'T'
4/65
  Rogues Columbia 4 43253   Come On, Let's Go/Roger's Reef, Part 2
4/65
  Various Hanna-Barbera
HBR 8500
  A Swinging Summer [11]
9/65
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 43378   Raining In My Heart/Four Strong Winds
1/66
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 43479   Come Love/Thank You Baby
3/66
  Bob Sled & the Toboggans Cameo 400   Here We Go (The Surfer Boys Are Going
  Skiing)/Sea And Ski [12]
4/66
  Bruce & Terry Columbia 4 43582   Girl It's Alright Now/Don't Run Away
5/67
  Saggitarius Columbia 4 44163   My World Fell Down/Libra [13] [#70]
9/74
  California Music RCA-Equinox
NB 10120
  Don't Worry, Baby/Ten Years Harmony
3/75
  Terry Melcher & Bruce
  Johnston
RCA-Equinox
NB 10238
  Take It To Mexico/Rebecca
8/75
  California Music RCA-Equinox
10363
  Why Do Fools Fall in Love ?/Don't Worry, Baby [14]
10/75
  Papa Doo Run Run RCA-Equinox
NB 10404
  Be True To Your School/Disney Girls
5/77
  Bruce Johnston Columbia PC 34459   Going Public
7/77
  Bruce Johnston Columbia 23 10567   Pipeline/Deidre (12" single)
7/77
  Bruce Johnston Columbia 3 10586   Pipeline/Disney Girls
8/98
  Bruce & Terry Sundazed SC 11052   The Best Of Bruce & Terry [15]
6/06
  Rip Chords Sundazed SC 11168   Summer USA ! The Best of The Rip Chords [16]
 
  Notes
1
  Jerry is one Jerry Cooper
2
  The A side is the same recording as "Moon Shot".
3
  Recorded live at UCLA.
4
  Bruce's first collaboration with Terry Melcher: a mostly instrumental album except for the title track &
  "Surfin' Safari".
5
  Another largely instrumental album.
6
  Bruce sings lead on four tracks.
7
  The B side is in fact a track from Surfin' Round The World.
8
  Reissued on CD with 3 non-LP single sides
9
  Bruce wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks and sings lead on "In My '40 Ford", "Stick Six", "Super
  Fine 39", "Hey Little Cobra" and "Hotty 32"
10
  Reissued on CD with 3 non-LP single sides
11
  Soundtrack album which includes "Red Hot Roadster" by The Rip Chords
12
  Honestly, I am not making this one up !
13
  Although not credited, Bruce can clearly be heard singing the middle-eight. The version on the Present Tense
  album is notably different
14
  Same recording as the A side of NB 10120.
15
  Includes all the Bruce & Terry and Rouges singles plus 5 previously unreleased tracks.
16
  Includes 3 previously unreleased tracks