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The Pendletones, who will find fame after a name change to The Beach Boys, have the first of five days of rehearsals in Hawthorne, California, USA.
The Pendletones, who will find fame after a name change to The Beach Boys, spend the last of five days rehearsing in Hawthorne, California, USA.
Jan And Dean release a new single, My Favourite Dream, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA at No30.
Jan And Dean play at The Recreation Center, Corte Madera, California, USA. The support band for the evening is The Triodes, including Bill Champlin, who will go on to greater success with The Sons Of Champlin.
The Beach Boys play at The Prom Ballroom, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Isley Brothers, produced by Bert Berns, record Do The Twist, Long Tall Sally, Surf And Shout, Please Please Please, Stagger Lee and other tracks for United Artists Records at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Midway Ballroom, Cedar Lake, Indiana, USA.
Bombora by The Atlantics reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart. The track is considered by some critics to have been an early pre-cursor of speed metal, although its roots lie more in Wipeout by The Surfaris and instrumentals by The Shadows in general.
The Beach Boys play at Balboa Park Bowl, San Diego, California, USA, supported by The Honeys and Eddie and the Showmen.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is overseeing the recording of instrumental tracks for the song Pom Pom Playgirl, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fun, Fun, Fun by The Beach Boys enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA at No27.
The Beach Boys release a new album, Shut Down Vol2, in the USA on Capitol Records.
David Marks And The Marksmen record Car Party, Casanova and Leaves in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guitarist on the session is Glen Campbell, and the producer is Murry Wilson, father of three members of The Beach Boys.
An instrumental backing track for the song The Monkey's Uncle is recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song, with vocals by Annette Funicello and The Beach Boys, will appear in the Disney film The Monkey's Uncle.
The Beach Boys start work on tracks for their Christmas Album at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play in The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on the track Dance, Dance, Dance.
A second day of filming for The T.A.M.I. Show, takes place in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. TAMI stands for Television Audience Measurement Index. The show's amazing line-up includes Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Beach Boys, The Supremes, Jan And Dean, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, The Barbarians and more.
Jan And Dean record I Found A Girl, in United/Western Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Liberty Records.
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.
The Beach Boys play at The Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders studios in Los Angeles, California, USA, completing their recording of I'm So Young.
The Beach Boys release a new album, The Beach Boys Today!, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Help Me Rhonda by The Beach Boys peaks at No2 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beach Boys play at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Sonny And Cher.
The Kingsmen play at The University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
The Beach Boys pre-record a live appearance for tv's Jack Benny Hour, in NBC-tv's Color City Studios, Burbank, California, USA.
The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Bobby Vinton, Carol Bruce, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Frankie Laine and Sammy Davis Jr. play in the USA A Go Go concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
The Beatles start work on With A Little Help From My Friends in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe. They also add sound effects to Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite.
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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.
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 Turtles play the second of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hippies in People's Park, Berkeley, California, USA, are attacked by police and US National Guard - an incident later recorded in The Beach Boys' song Student Demonstration Time.
David Sandler, a musical associate of The Beach Boys, makes a demo recording, Sing Out A Song, in Brian Wilson
The Barracudas play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys play at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Brian Wilson plays at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Harrah's St Louis Outdoor Stage, Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe.
Steve Levine, producer of Culture Club, The Beach Boys and Motorhead [to name but a few], is appointed chairman of the U.K.'s Music Producers Guild.
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 the second of two nights at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play the first of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, New York State, USA.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays at The Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays The Canyon, Agoura Hills, California, USA.
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