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The Regents perform Barbara-Ann on popular tv show American Bandstand, on WFIL-tv in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jan And Dean release a new single, Heart And Soul, on Challenge Records (owned by singing cowboy Gene Autry] in the USA.
Dick And Dee Dee, Jan And Dean, Jerry Fuller and The Checkers Orchestra play at The Avalon Ballroom, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA, as part of a Dick Clark Car avan Of Stars.
Dick Dale, The Surfaris and The Challengers, play at the Rendezvous Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA. During the intermission, two songs are performed by The Beach Boys, although they are not officially booked under that name.
The Beach Boys record a four-song demo tape including Surfin' Safari, Surfer Girl and 409 for Capitol Records' A+R man Nik Venet [aka Nick Venet], Western Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. 1962)
The Beach Boys play the second of two shows at the Los Angeles Surf fair, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. They also fit in a late night gig at the County Fairgrounds Auditorium, Merced, California, USA.
The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Paul And Paula, The Surfaris and The Joy Boys play in Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
Under the auspices of Capitol Records a conference call takes place between all four of The Beatles, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and surf music guitarist Dick Dale. (A vinyl recording of the call will sell for $10,400 at auction in 2001)
The Beach Boys play at the University of Arizona Auditorium, Tucson, Arizona, USA, supported by The Kingsmen, Freddy Cannon, Jimmy Griffin and Lynn Easton.
I Get Around by The Beach Boys enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No7.
The Beach Boys play at The State Fairgrounds, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Capitol Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The Top Ten records played on WCOL Radio in Columbus, Ohio, USA, for the week ended on this date are as follows :
1. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
3. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
4. A Hard Days Night -
The Beatles
5. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
6. Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan And Dean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. Walk Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
9. Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
10. Worry - Johnny Tillotson
The Beach Boys are adding overdubs to their album Beach Boys Concert at Western Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, 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 The Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA.
Dance, Dance, Dance by The Beach Boys enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No24.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is in Western Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on instrumental tracks for the song Let Him Run Wild.
The Beach Boys record the tracks Salt Lake City and Let Him Run Wild in Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
It is reported that the average teen-age girl in the USA spends between $8 and $10 per month for rock'n' roll records. Young people buy 80% of all single (45rpm) records and 40% of all albums sold each year.
A new tv rock show, Where The Action Is, hosted by Dick Clark, has its first broadcast in the USA. Paul Revere And The Raiders are the regular band every week, and guests on this first episode include Jan And Dean performing Surf City. The theme song, Action, is performed by Freddy Cannon.
The Beach Boys begin a North American tour at The Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, Sonny And Cher and Ian Whitcomb.
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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In Los Angeles, California, USA, Capitol Records deny the breach of contract allegation of record producer Hite Morgan, who claims that the company has used the Beach Boys song, Surfin' in circumstances other than those in which their original 1962 agreement was made.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. Help! - The Beatles (Capitol)

2. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (Atco)

3. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (Columbia)

4. Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire (Dunhill)

5. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers (Philles)

6. California Girls - The Beach Boys (Capitol)

7. Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys (Bang)

8. Catch Us If You Can - The Dave Clark Five (Epic)

9. The "In" Crowd - The Ramsey Lewis Trio (Argo)

10. It's the Same Old Song - The Four Tops (Motown)

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.
A teen-oriented music movie The T.A.M.I. Show is released to theatres in Finland, Europe, 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, Tommy James And The Shondells, Jim And Jean, The Uncalled-For Three and The Left Banke play at Penn Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carnie Wilson, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, is born in Bel Air, California, USA. She will go on to a career of her own with Wilson-Phillips - a pop trio whose parents are all 60s superstars.
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The Beach Boys play at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beach Boys release their fourteenth album, Friends, in the USA on Capitol Records.
The Beach Boys release a new single, Do It Again, on Capitol Records in the USA.
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The Beach Boys play at New York State University, State University Plaza, Albany, New York State, USA.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, to begin a Grand Tour of the Solar System and beyond. On board (as was the case with Voyager 1) is the Voyager Golden Record, carrying a collection of 116 images plus a variety of natural sounds, including surf, wind, thunder and animal sounds. Examples of music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Johnson and others are also included.
The Soft Boys, The Barracudas and The Brainiac 5 play at The Africa Centre. Covent Garden, London, UK.
Jan And Dean play at Ontario Place Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Beach Boys play in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, New York State, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Evergreen Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Brian Wilson plays at Showgrounds Ireland, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Brian Wilson plays at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Brian Wilson plays at The Bank of America, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Beach House begin a British tour at Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jack Ely, guitarist and vocalist with The Kingsmen, dies aged 71 in Terrebonne, Oregon, USA, having long suffered from an undisclosed illness.
Brian Wilson plays at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California, USA.
Beach House play at Tsutaya O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Die Antwoord headline the third and final night of the BBK Live Festival in Bilbao, Spain, Europe. Also on the bill are Two Door Cinema Club, Brian Wilson and others.
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