GUEST APPEARANCES
    Given The Beach Boys' prodigous output in the sixties, it's amazing that they found time to draw breath, much less guest on anyone else's songs... but as this list amply attests, they did so, in varying combinations, and not invariably in a vocal capacity. As time progressed, their guest appearences became fewer, but, and it's a strange thing, sometimes these later cameos were better that any band work of the period, e.g. "Wishing You Were Here" & "Adios". All contributions are vocal unless noted * [instrumental] or + [vocal and instrumental]. Single sides in italics feature no BB involvement and are included for reference only. Release dates, labels and catalog numbers are those of the country where the song in question was first released - largely, but not invariably, the USA (non US releases are noted as such). The term 'guest appearence' covers a multitude of sins, from the band's very obvious presence on "The Monkey's Uncle" to Brian's all but inaudible contribution to the California Music 45. Also included in this list are guest appearences by the band on each other's solo or side projects, noted by a different background color.  Three further observations: this list is without doubt incomplete... some of these cameos were uncredited at the time of release... and some of the alleged guest appearences are disputed by some commentators and historians, and even the participants themselves ! Notably, there is considerable dissention as to exactly which Jan & Dean songs Brian guested on: the information included below comes from Jan & Dean historian Mark A. Moore, taken from his forthcoming book coveing the sessions of Jan & Dean. Additions, comments and corrections to the usual (email) address, please.
Date Artist      Label     Title(s)
4/62
Kenny & TheCadets Randy 422   Barbie/What Is A Young Girl Made Of ?
  Brian [both sides], Carl & Alan [A side]
2/63
Four Speeds Four Speeds   My Sting Ray/RPM - Dennis*
3/63
Tri-Five Damark 45-2400   Come And Get It/Like Chop - Carl & Dennis*
4/63
Honeys Capitol 4952   Shoot The Curl/Surfin' Down The Swannee River - Brian
5/63
Jan & Dean Liberty LST 7294   Jan And Dean Take Linda Surfin'
  The Beach Boys+ - "Surfin'" & "Surfin' Safari" [1]
5/63
Jan & Dean Liberty 55580   Surf City/She's My Summer Girl - Brian
7/63
Pendletons Dot 45-16511   Board Party/Barefoot Adventure - Dennis* [2]
10/63
Timers Reprise 231   No-Go Showboat/Competition Coupe - Brian
10/63
Sharon Marie Capitol 5064   Run-Around Lover/Summertime
  Mike [A side], Mike* & Brian* [B side]
11/63
Jan & Dean Liberty 55641   Drag City/Schlock Rod, Part One - Brian
12/63
Honeys Capitol 5093   The One You Can't Have/From Jimmy With Tears - Brian
1/64
Jan & Dean Liberty LST 7339   Drag City   The Beach Boys+  - "Little Deuce Coupe":
   Brian -  "Drag City" & "Dead Man's Curve" [3]
1/64
Survivors Capitol 5102   Pamela Jean/After The Game - Brian (B side*)
3/64
Paul Peterson Colpix CP-720   She Rides with Me/Poorest Boy In Town - Brian
4/64
Honeys Warners 5430   He's A Doll/The Love Of A Boy And A Girl  - Brian*
4/64
Jan & Dean Liberty LRP-3361   Dead Man's Curve/The New Girl In School
   Brian* - "Rockin' Little Roadster", "Barons, West LA" & "It's As Easy As
   1, 2, 3"
6/64
Gary Usher Capitol 5193   Sacramento/Just The Way I Feel - Brian
6/64
Hale & The Hushabyes Apogee A104   Yes Sir, That's My Baby/900 Quetzals - Brian
8/64
Annette Buena Vista BV 3324   Annette At Bikini Beach
  The Beach Boys  - "The Monkey's Uncle" [3]
9/64
Jan & Dean Liberty 55724   Ride The Wild Surf/The Anaheim, Azusa And Cucamonga
  Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing  Association - Brian
11/64
Hondells Mercury SR60982   My Buddy Seat/You're Gonna Ride With Me - Brian
6/65
Glen Campbell Capitol 5441   Guess I'm Dumb/That's All Right - Brian
4/66
Blossoms Equal Opportunity
T4LM-8172-1
  Things Are Changing/same - Brian* [4]
4/66
Jan & Dean Liberty LST 7441   Filet Of Soul - A "Live" One  Brian - "Gonna Hustle You"
4/66
Bruce & Terry Columbia 4-43378   Girl, It's Alright Now/Don't Run Away - Mike
10/68
Various Columbia Masterworks
MS 7193
  Rock And Other Four Letter Words 
   Brian (spoken) - "Other Four Letter Words"
3/69
Honeys Capitol 2454   Tonight You Belong To Me/Goodnight My Love [Brian]
12/70
Dennis Wilson & Rumbo Stateside SS 2184 [non-US]   Sound Of Free/Lady - Brian & Carl [5]
5/71
Charles Lloyd Kapp  KS 3647   Warm Waters  Brian, Carl+, Mike & Alan - "All Life Is One":
   Mike - "How Sweet" [6]
/71
Maitreya Kali Akashic CF 2777   Apache  Mike (spoken) - "Salesman"
1/72
Mama Cass RCA LSP 4619   Cass Elliott   Carl - "Disney Girls"
1/72
Jan & Dean United Artists 50859   Vegetables/Jenny Lee - Brian
5/72
Spring United Artists 50907   Good Time/Sweet Mountain
   The Beach Boys+ (A side),   Brian+ (B side) [7]
7/72
Spring United Artists 5571   Spring  
  The Beach Boys+  - "Good Time": Brian+ - "Tennessee Waltz", "Sweet
  Mountain", "Everybody"  & "Thinkin'   'Bout You Baby": 
  Carl & Brian  - "Forever"
10/72
Charles Lloyd A&M SP 3044   Waves  Carl, Mike & Alan - "TM": Mike (spoken)  - "Rishikesh"
6/73
Jan Berry Ode 66034   Don't You Just Know It/Blue Moon Shuffle - Brian
10/73
Kathy Dalton DiscReet MS 2168   Amazing  Carl - "Ride, Ride, Ride", "Gypsy Dancer", "I Need You
  Tonight", "Justine"  & "Cannibal Forest"
10/73
America Warner Bros. BS 2728   Hat Trick  Carl - "Hat Trick"
3/74
Chicago Columbia C2 32810   Chicago VII  Carl, Dennis & Alan - "Wishing You Were Here" [8]
6/74
Elton John MCA 40259   Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me/Sick City - Carl
6/74
Martin & Finley Motown M6 797S1   Dazzle 'Em With Your Footwork Carl - "White Bird"
7/74
Kathy Dalton DiscReet DSS 1300   Boogie Bands And One Night Stands/Pour Your Wine All Over
  Me - Carl
1/75
Henry Gross A&M SP 4502   Plug Me Into Something  Carl - "One More Tomorrow"
6/75
David Cassidy RCA PB 10321   Get It Up for Love/Love In Bloom - Carl
6/75
Johnny Rivers Epic 850121   Help Me, Rhonda/New Lovers And Old Friends - Brian
7/75
David Cassidy RCA APL1 1066   The Higher They Climb, The Harder They Fall 
   Carl - "I Write The Songs" & "Get It Up For Love"
8/75
California Music RCA-Equinox 10363   Why Do Fools Fall in Love/Don't Worry, Baby - Brian
8/75
King Harvest A&M SP 4540   King Harvest Carl & Mike - "Vaea (Vy-Ya)" [9]
8/75
JackieDeShannon Columbia PC 33500   New Arrangement  Brian - "Boat To Sail"
10/75
Ricci Martin Capitol 4164   Stop, Look Around/I Had A Dream - Carl & Dennis*
1/76
Tim Curry Ode 66117   Just 14/Baby Love - Brian
3/76
California Music RCA-Equinox NB 10572   Jamaica Farewell/California Music - Brian*
5/76
Warren Zeavon Asylum 7E 1060   Warren Zeavon Carl - "Desperadoes Under The Eaves"
5/76
Angelo Fantasy F 9507   Angelo 
   Carl - "Hurly Burly", "The Days Of You And  Me",  "We're  All Going
   Down Together", "I'll Sing This Song About You",  "It Don't Matter" &
   "Goodbye, Bluesome Lady"
8/77
Ricci Martin Epic PE 34834   Beached  Carl & Dennis* - all tracks
9/77
Dennis Wilson Caribou PZ 34354   Pacific Ocean Blue
   Carl - "River Song", "Farewell My Friend" & "Rainbows" 
9/77
Chicago Columbia  3 10620   Baby, What A Big Surprise/Takin' It On The Uptown - Carl
10/77
Various FM 102   Refined Texas Crude Dennis - "All That We've Missed" (Lynx)
4/78
Celebration MCA 40891   Almost Summer/Looking Good - Brian
4/78
Lake Columbia JC 35289   Lake II  Carl - "Red Lake"
8/77
Eric Carmen Arista AB 4124   Boats Against The Current  Brian - "She Did It" [10]
10/78
Eric Carmen Arista AB 4184   Change Of Heart  Brian - "Hey Deanie" [9]
7/79
Pink Lady Victor SV 6590 [Japan]   Surfin' Pirates/Surfin' Pirates - Brian, Carl & Mike [11]
10/81
Mike Love Boardwalk NB1-33242   Looking Back With Love Brian - "Be My Baby" [12]
1/82
Peter Cetera Full Moon FMH 3624   Peter Cetera  Carl - "I Can Feel It"
7/82
America Capitol ST12209   View From The Ground 
   Carl - "Never Be Lonely", "Love On The Vine", "Inspector  Mills",
   "Sometimes Lovers", "Even The Score", "You"
1/83
ChristopherCross Warner Bro. 1-23757   Another Page  Carl - "Baby Says No"
6/83
Bob Welch RCA AFL1-4659   Eye Contact Carl & Alan - "Love On The Line"
/84
Burton Cummings Epic PEC-80100 [Canada]   Heart  Carl - "Heart"
7/84
Mayfair Mayfair FAIR1 [UK]   Summertime City/American Girls - Mike
10/84
Timothy B.Schmit Asylum 60359   Playin' It Cool  Carl - "Lonely Girl"
11/84
Julio Iglesias Sony CK 039157   1100 Bel Air Place  The Beach Boys - "The Air That I Breathe" [13]
1/85
David Lee Roth Warner Brothers WB-25222   Crazy From The Heat EP  Carl - "California Girls"
/85
Jan & Dean Silver Eagle 1039   Silver Summer  Mike - "Sidewalk Surfin'", "Little Old Lady From
   Pasadena"  & "The New Girl In School"
6/85
Papa Doo Run Run Telarc CD-85501   California Project 
   Mike - "Wouldn't It be Nice" & "Good Vibrations"
11/85
Olivia Newton-John Mercury 6151   Soul Kiss  Carl - "You Were Great, How Was I"
12/86
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Epic/Blackheart ZK 40544   Good Music 
   Carl+, Mike & Alan - "Good Music"
6/88
Elton John Rocket EJLP 3   Reg Strikes Back  Carl - "Since God Invented Girls"
6/89
Various Virgin VS 1191 [UK]   Spirit Of The Forest/Spirit Of the Forest - Brian
8/89
Paul Schaeffer Capitol 7482882   Coast To Coast  Brian+ - "Metal Beach"
10/89
Linda Rondstat Elektra 60872-2   Cry Like A Rainstorm  Brian - "Adios"
11/89
Ryuichi Sakamoto VJD-32235 [Japan]   Beauty Brian - "We Love You", "Calling From Tokyo"
/89
Various Sundazed SC 11003   Surf & Drag Vol. 1
   Dennis* - "Barefoot Adventure" (The Four Speeds) [14]
1/90
Southern Pacific Warner Brothers  9-25895-2   County Line  The Beach Boys - "Little GTO " [15]
10/91
Killer Joe Hard Ticket Ent.
01612-65069-2.
  Scene Of The Crime    
  Carl & Alan - "Summer On Signal Hill"
5/92
Ringo Starr Private 01005-82097-2.   Time Takes Time  Brian - "In A Heartbeat"
10/93
Carnie & Wendy Wilson SBK 7243-8-27113-22   Hey Santa Carl - "Hey Santa": The Beach Boys+ - "I Saw Mommy
   Kissing Santa Claus" [16]
5/94
America American Gramophone
AGCD-494
  Hourglass 
   Carl - "Mirror To Mirror", "Garden Of Peace", "Call Of The Wild", "Ports
   Of Call" & "Young Moon"
11/94
Tom Petty Warner Brothers 9-45759-2   Wildflowers Carl - "Honey Bee"
8/95
Various Donna DOCD 70022-2   Pulp Surfin' Brian - "In My Moondreams" (Andy Paley)
9/95
Gerry Beckley Polystar PSCW-5317   Van Go Gan  Carl - "Kiss Of Life" [17]
6/96
Sunrays Collectables 090431883327   For Collectors Only: Vintage Rays
  Dennis - "Won't You Tell Me" [18]
7/96
Belinda Carlisle Ark 21 10010   A Woman And A Man Brian - "California"
8/96
Tom Petty Warner Brothers
9-46285-2
  Songs and Music From "She's the One"
  Carl+ - "Hung Up And Overdue"
8/96
Jeff Foxworthy Warner Brothers  
9 46361-2
  Crank It Up - The Music Album    
  The Beach Boys - "Howdy From Maui" [19]
10/96
Collin Raye Epic 67751   Christmas The Gift The Beach Boys - "Winter Wonderland" [20]
12/96
Jan & Dean Capitol CDP-553730   All The Hits: From Surf City To Drag City  
  Brian - "(When Summer Comes) Get A Chance With You"
9/97
Steve Dahl &
The Dahlfins
Lake Effect 220   Mai-Tai Roa Ať
  Brian - "Net Surfin' USA" [21]
9/97
The Wilsons Mercury 314 536105-2   The Wilsons  Brian - "Monday Without You",  "Miracle", 
   "'Til I Die"" & "Everything I Need+"
6/98
Sol De Mexico EMI Latin 33231   Acapulco Girls  Mike - "Kokomo" & "Acapulco Girls"
6/98
Ringo Starr Mercury 314-558-598-2   Vertical Man  Brian - "Without Understanding"
8/98
Royal Phil. Orchestra Intersound 9343   Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys 
   Mike - "Kokomo", "?Disney Girls", "?Darlin'", "?All Surf"
9/98
America Oxygen 90004   Human Nature  Carl - "Hidden Talent"
11/98
The Kings Singers BMG/RCA 0068436   Spirit Voices  Mike - "Please Let Me Wonder"
7/99
Robert Lamm Mystic Music 54335-2   In My Head Carl - "Watching The Time Go By" [22]
4/00
Michael Angeloff PHMC-327-5   Here And Now... Is Forever
  Carl - "Here And Now... Is Forever"  & "Life's So Strange"
10/00
Jeff Foskett New Surf  NC 00 1117   Twelve And Twelve  Brian - "Everything I Need"
4/02
Anton Fig Planula P6994   Figments  Brian - "Head On My Shoulder"
4/02
Nancy Sinatra Buena Vista 60753-7   California Girl  Brian - "California Girls"
6/02
Dean Torrence Varese Sarabande
302 066 349 2
  Anthology: Legendary Masked Surfer - Unmasked
  Mike - "Baby Talk"
9/02
Wondermints Smile Records 3216   Mind If We Make Love To You Brian - "Ride" & "So Nice"
10/02
Richard Ashcroft Hut CDHUT 77   Human Conditions  Brian - "Nature Is The Law"
2/03
Styx Sanctuary CMC
International 63372
  Cyclorama 
  Brian - "Fooling Yourself (Palm Of Your Hands)"
5/04
Wilson Phillips Columbia CK 92103   California  Brian+ - "In My Room"
7/04
The Dotted Line Edgewise EDWCD 001   The Dotted Line  Brian - "No Wrong Notes In Heaven"
11/04
Jeff Foskett Pop Collective TPC2001   Stars In The Sand  Brian - "Everything I Need"
1/05
One World Project OWR 1 [UK]   Grief Never Grows Old - Brian [23]
11/05
Neil Diamond Columbia 94776   12 Songs  Brian - "Delirious Love" [bonus version]
/06
Billy Hinsche RD&B Records   Mixed Messages The Beach Boys* - "FBI Wipeout" [24]
2/06
Sailor Belerion [UK]   Buried Treasure   Carl - "Whatever's In Your Heart" [25]
5/06
Carnie Wilson Big3 376787-2   A Mother's Gift: Lullabyes From The Heart
  Brian - "You Are So Beautiful"
10/06
Spongebob
Squarepants
Nick 82876-86357-2   The Best Day Ever
  Brian - "Doin' The Krabby Patty"
7/07
Taylor Mills Aqua Pulse 2322   Lullagoodbye  Brian - "Raven" & "Cradle Me"
9/07
Bill Medley Westlake 798622357427   Damn Near Righteous Brian - "In My Room"
10/08
Steve Kalinich Light In The Attic 039   A World Of Peace Must Come Brian+ [26]
10/09
various United States of Dist.
604388733125
  Hope For The Holidays  Mike - "Closing Of The Year",
  "Santa's Goin' To Kokomo" & "Peace And Love"
2/10
various [download]   We Are The World 25: For Haiti - Brian & Alan
6/10
Monica Mancini Concord CCD-30745   I've Loved These Days Brian - "God Only Knows"
6/10
Alan Jardine Jardine Tours [download]   A Postcard From California
  Brian, Carl & Mike - "Don't Fight The Sea":
  Brian - "Drivin'" & "Honkin' Down The Highway":
  Carl - "Waves Of   Love" [27]
10/10
Elton John Decca 001484002   The Union Brian - "When Love Is Dying"
11/10
Zucchero Universal 925733 [Italy]   Chocabeck  Brian - "Chocabeck"
12/10
Adrian Baker Polo Records [download]   Run Baby Run/Summertime Blues - Mike [28]
12/11
Old Sand Mill SHP Records/
BrainMuscleMedia [downld]
  The World Is Getting Colder
  Brian - "Be True To Your School" & "Too Much Sun"
9/13
Jimmy Webb eOne Music 099923239529   Still Within The Sound Of My Voice
  Brian - "MacArthur Park"
9/13
Paley Brothers Real Gone Music
RGM0000182
  The Paley Brothers: The Complete Recordings
  Brian - "Boomerang"
9/14
Peter Hollens Portrait/Sony Masterworks   Peter Hollens Brian - "Our Special Love"
10/14
Emile Haynie iTunes [download]   Falling Apart - Brian
1/15
Mini Mansions Capitol/iTunes [download]   Any Emotions - Brian
 
 
Notes
1
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike & David Marks.
2
Dennis' contribution was inadvertent: Gary Usher reused the then unreleased Four Speeds version, adding a new lead
vocal. See note #14 for more detail.
3
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike & Alan. The version of  "Dead  Man's Curve" noted
on the Jan & Dean album is not the later hit single version.
4
This was long thought to be the only confirmed released example of Brian & Phil Spector collaborating. Brian played piano
  at a Spector session for "Don't Hurt My Little Sister", the track later being used for  this single, and also for the versions
released by Jay & The Americans, and the Supremes - allegedly.  However, Jerry Riopelle maintains that, while Phil did cut
a basic track with Brian on piano, the version  on this record is something he produced. If this is true (and it must be
admitted that some of Riopelle's other recollections are questionable), then not only does Brian not appear on this record,
but it's not a Spector production either. It's rumored that Brian also played piano "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" on
Phil's album A Christmas Gift For You, but it  remains unclear wether the take he played on was the one released. This
record was a promo only item, and was a rare example of a 7" disc that played at 33 1/3 rpm and wasn't an EP.
5
Allegedly, according to a contemporary article.
6
You thought wrong -  Carl played Moog, not guitar. :-)
7
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Alan & Bruce Johnston. Their participation in the
track - Brian excluded - was involuntary, as Brian reused an existing Beach Boys recording.
8
This album version of the song is slightly different to the 45 version.
9
This album version is almost a minute longer than the single, and contains more vocals from Carl & Mike.
10
There's currently some debate as to wether Brian actually appears on the released version of either of these two titles: while
there's no question that he did sing on a session for these songs, both Carmen and Bruce Johnston contend that his
contribution was well below par, and that the bvs were subsequently re-recorded. However, the late Curt Becher, who was
also present, maintained that Brian was mixed way down on the released versions. Go figure...
11
The A side is the same recording, minus the BB backing vocals.
12
Although uncredited, Brian definitely plays on this track.
13
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Carl, Mike, Alan & Bruce.
14
First release of a track recorded at the same time as the 2/63 Four Speeds 45.
15
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Carl, Mike, Alan & Bruce.
16
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Mike & Alan.
17
Originally released in Japan and reissued as a remix - Go Man Go - in 2000. The US version of the original album has four
bonus tracks, none featuring Carl.
18
Originally recorded late 60s, written & produced by Murry Wilson.
19
On this album, The Beach Boys as credited sound awfully like Alan multitracked.
20
On this album, The Beach Boys comprised Brian, Carl, Mike, Alan & Bruce.
21
A lyrical revision of "Surfin' USA".
22
This is a different version to that on Like A Brother.
23
A various artists charity single in aid of the 2004 Tsunami disaster. Contrary to early reports, The  Beach Boys do not
appear on the song.
24
A reworded version of "Wipe Out" performed for a private BB show at the FBI HQ in Washington DC, 1988. On this
album, The Beach Boys comprised Carl, Mike, Alan & Bruce.
25
A track from the unreleased 1981 album TV Land. This is a rarities compilation and not a later hits collection with the
same title.
26
Brian contributes either organ or backing vocals to most tracks on this poetry album, originally recorded late summer 1969.
27
"Waves Of Love" was a bonus track on the physical reissue (Waterfront Entertainment/Robo Records, 4/12)
28
Mike's lead vocal on "Summertime Blues" dates from his sessions at Baker's home studio, January 1982.