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Popular psychedelic surf music star Yuzo Kayama is born in Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
William Shockley of Bell Laboratories is granted a patent on the junction transistor in the USA. The device will revolutionise electronics and will lead to the invention of Transistor Radios, which will soon become the teenager's first choice for listening to pop and rock'n'roll music. Several songs will be inspired by Transistors including Transistor Radio (1961) by Benny Hill, Magic Transistor Radio by The Beach Boys, Radio Girl by Rick Nelson and Transistor Sister by Freddy Cannon.
Jan Berry of Californian vocal duo Jan And Dean, signs a contract with Brill Building-based publisher Nevins-Kirshner for services rendered as a writer and producer.
Jim Pash joins California-based surf instrumental band The Surfaris as a guitarist.
The Top Ten Singles at K/MEN Radio, San Bernardino, California, USA, for the week ending on this day is as follows : 1. Lonnie Russ - My Wife Can't Cook rn2. The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain rn3. Dick Dale And The Del-Tones - Surf Beat/Peppermint Man rn4. Dobie Gray - Look At Me rn5. Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes rn6. Duane Eddy - [Dance With The] Guitar Man rn7. Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby rn8. Rick Nelson - It's Up To You rn9. Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girlrn10. The Excellents - Coney Island Babyrn
The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on songs including Surfin' USA and Shut Down.
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Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Nick Venet produce the tracks Pray For Surf and Hide Go Seek for girl-group The Honeys, in Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jan And Dean record The New Girl In School, in United/Western Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, for Liberty Records.
Brian Wilson and Mike Love of The Beach Boys register copyright on the song I'm Waiting For The Day which will appear on the Pet Sounds album two years later.
The Honeys record their fourth single, He's A Doll, in Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is written and produced by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
The Beach Boys record Girls On The Beach and Little Honda for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys are filming their sequences for the film Girls On The Beach at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on Hushabye, Wendy, Don't Back Down and other tracks.
The Beach Boys appear on tv's Red Skelton Show in the USA.
Half of the singles in the newly published Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA are by British acts. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - SINGLES CHART - July 4,1964
2. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
3. Memphis - Johnny Rivers
4. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry And The Pacemakers
5. People - Barbara Streisand
6. A World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
7. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
8. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
9. Bad To Me - Billy J.Kramer And The Dakotas
10. Can't You See That She's Mine - The Dave Clark Five
The Beach Boys play at The State Fairgrounds, The Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Knights record Hot Rod High in Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Gary Usher as producer.
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The Beach Boys are featured on the cover of Music Business magazine in the USA. The magazine includes a feature entitled The Beach Boys Ride The Trends, a reference to how the band has moved on from surf songs to car songs.
Bob And Bobby record the Jimmy Reed composition Baby What You Want Me To Do for Tower Records in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys co-produces the track with Bob Norberg.
The Beach Boys play at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North 37201, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on the track Dance, Dance, Dance.
The Beach Boys play at Alexandria Roller Rink, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys peaks at No9 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA, with Glen Campbell standing in as a temporary replacement for leader Brian Wilson, but only for stage performances.
A teen-oriented music movie The T.A.M.I. Show is released to theatres in the USA, featuring live performances by Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Miracles, The Supremes, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Barbarians, The Blossoms, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Jan And Dean, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas.
The Beach Boys play at The International Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Righteous Brothers play at Legion Field Stadium, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Reno Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Dixie Cups, Gayle Harris, The Turtles, The Mustangs and The Humdinger Dancers play in the Disneyland After Dark Humdinger, Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chad And Jeremy, The Kingsmen, The Zombies and The Searchers play the first of three nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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The Walker Brothers and Billy J. Kramer play at The Winter Gardens, Morecambe, England, UK.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in the UK.
The Turtles enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with their version of the Bob Dylan composition It Ain't Me, Babe, which will peak at No8.
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The Trashmen play at Proch's Popular Ballroom, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, USA.
The Beach Boys' single California Girls peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Chart in the USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Teen-pop-oriented movie Beach Ball opens at cinemas in the USA. It stars tv heart throb Edd Byrnes, and features live performances by The Supremes, The Four Seasons, The Hondells, The Righteous Brothers and The Walker Brothers, plus a guest appearance by The Nashville Teens.
Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys is arrested by FBI agents in New York City, USA, where he is performing with the band. He is released from custody on $15,000 bond.
Cat Stevens and Bruce Johnson of The Beach Boys are among a number of recording artists who speak out live on the airwaves of Radio London, because the Marine Offences Act has made offshore radio stations illegal. Stevens bemoans the loss of the pirate radio station which had helped create his first hit record, while Johnson thanks the station for having helped promote the music of the Beach Boys.
In today's issue of Downbeat, the drummmers' magazine, in the USA, an advert appears in which Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys promotes Camco Drums.
The Top Ten Singles being played on KGB Radio, San Diego, California, USA, for the week commencing on this date are as follows :

1. Love is Blue Paul Mauriat

2. Baby You Got It Brenton Wood

3. Best of Both Worlds Lulu

4. Skip a Rope Henson Cargill

5. Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers

6. Susan The Buckinghams

7. Nobody But Me Human Beinz

8. I Can Take or Leave Your Loving Herman's Hermits

9. My Baby Must Be a Magician The Marvelettes

10. Darlin' The Beach Boys

The Kingsmen play at Brockport State College, New York State, USA.
The Beach Boys play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Beach Boys are working on the song Cool Cool Water for the album Sunflower at Brian Wilson's home studio in Bel Air, California, USA.
Record producer Gary U sher dies aged 51, of cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA. In a highly respected career, he produced records with The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Hondells and others.
The Beach Boys play a live show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
The Elwins release their second LP, Play For Keeps, on Affairs Of The Heart Records, in the UK.
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Beach Boys' founder Brian Wilson announces a 2016 world tour during which he will perform the classic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honour of its 50th anniversary.