The Beach Boys’ Personal Appearances, 1961-1963

Enjoy scrolling through all of the Beach Boys’ known personal appearances between 1961 and 1963.  The list has been updated since the publication of the book (at Appendix 1) and will be further updated as additional shows are discovered. Also see accompanying story.

With grateful acknowledgment of the research by authors Andrew G. Doe and Ian Rusten.


DATE

VENUE

DETAILS OF INTEREST
December 8-10, 1961
Friday-Sunday
Shane Wilder Record Bar
Conejo Village
Moorpark Road and Ventura Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
Record store owner, Shane Wilder, stated
he was the Beach Boys’ first manager and
that he had them perform at his record store
shortly after “Surfin'” on Candix 331 was
released. This appearance may have been at this
gala three-day event for the Christmas holiday
season. The event was sponsored by the Conejo
Village Merchants and co-sponsored by the
Thousand Oaks Art Association.


An early calling card.
December 23, 1961
Saturday
Rendezvous Ballroom
608 East Ocean Front
between Palm and Washington Streets
Balboa Peninsula
Newport Beach, CA
They played two songs during
intermission at Dick Dale and the
Del-Tones’ final Rendezvous show.




December 30, 1961
Saturday
Olive Recreation Center
Burbank, CA
Jodi Gable, president of the Beach Boys’
first fan club, recalled seeing them here.


December 30, 1961
Saturday
P.O.P. Dance Party
hosted by Bob Eubanks
Aragon Ballroom
(Pacific Ocean Park Pavilion)
Santa Monica, CA
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
KTLA-TV, channel 5
Their first appearance on local television.


December 31, 1961
Sunday
Ritchie Valens Memorial
Dance and Show
Municipal Auditorium
270 East Seaside Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
With the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, the Carlos
Brothers, the Rivingtons, Chris Montez, and
possibly others. They played three songs
including “Surfin’,” and perhaps “Bermuda
Shorts” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
January 6, 1962
Saturday
P.O.P. Dance Party
hosted by Bob Eubanks
Municipal Auditorium
270 East Seaside Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Unconfirmed TV appearance.

This was the first of five Dance Party shows Bob Eubanks hosted at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. The first hour of each three-hour show was taped for broadcast the following Saturday. The January 6 Long Beach Press-Telegram noted the guests included the Four Cal-Quettes, Don Julian and the Meadow Larks, Vince Howard, Johnny Burnette, and the Bel Aires (a misspelling of Belairs). Paul Johnson of the Belairs recalled appearing on Dance Party with the Beach Boys, but does not recall the other artists listed who, perhaps, were among the artists who appeared following the taping.
January 12, 1962
Friday
Teen-Age Dance Party
Rainbow Gardens
150 East Monterey Avenue
Pomona, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
$1.50
With the Mixtures and the Sentinals.
Emceed by Bob Eubanks.
Note the ad listed them as The Beach Boy.

January 21, 1962
Sunday
The January 27, 1962, San Bernardino County Sun, had a column by Peggy Johnson entitled “Cruising Around”
in which she discussed local teens’ recent activities. Don Morgan of San Bernardino High School and Carole
Baldwin of Pacific High School reported they spent Sunday, January 21, 1962, “listening to the Beach Boys.”
It is uncertain if they meant listening to them in person or listening to their record of “Surfin’.”
January 25, 1962
Thursday
Surf Nite
Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church
3751 West 54th Street
View Park-Windsor Hills, CA
8:00 p.m.
Their earliest known concert ticket is for this show.

January 26, 1962
Friday
Black Friday
Cafeteria
Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
7:00 a.m. breakfast
Black Friday was the day report cards were sent
home.

January 26, 1962
Friday
“Twist for Silver”
March of Dimes Dance
Robert Hall Chevrolet
6467 Foothill Boulevard
Tujunga, CA
(a neighborhood in Los Angeles)
7:00 p.m. to midnight
Dance contests held at 10:00 p.m.
$1.50
Emceed by KRLA disc jockey Jimmy O’Neill; with Rex
Powers, Donny Brooks, Dean Holly, Molly Bee, Steve
Wale, the Bel-Aires, and the Marketts. A dance to
benefit the March of Dimes.

February 3, 1962
Saturday
P.O.P. Dance Party
hosted by Bob Eubanks
Municipal Auditorium
270 East Seaside Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Unconfirmed
With the Belairs, Johnny Burnette, the Four Cal
Quettes, Vince Howard, and Don Julian & the
Meadowlarks.

Paul Johnson of the Belairs recalled appearing on Dance Party with the Beach Boys, Ketty Lester, and the Lettermen. During the car ride home, the Boys sang “Surfer Girl” a cappella and told Johnson it would be recorded the following week. “Surfer Girl” was recorded February 8, 1962.
February 10, 1962
Saturday
P.O.P. Dance Party
hosted by Bob Eubanks
Municipal Auditorium
270 East Seaside Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
With Frankie Avalon, James Darren, Gene
McDaniels, Della Reese, Bobby Rydell, and
the Surfmen. Ray Hunt of the Surfmen recalled
appearing with the Beach Boys and James
Darren.

February 19, 1962
Monday
Academy Fine Arts Theatre
3721 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
They played during intermission of two
showings of the film Surf Crazy at 7:00 p.m.
and 9:00 p.m.

February 20, 1962
Tuesday
Academy Fine Arts Theatre
3721 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
They played during intermission of two
showings of the film Surf Crazy at 7:00 p.m.
and 9:00 p.m.
c.
February/March 1962
Lueders Park
Community Center
1500 East Rosecrans Avenue
Compton, CA
With the Mixtures.



March 2, 1962
Friday
Auditorium
Millikan High School
2800 Snowden Avenue
Long Beach, CA
They played during an 8:00 p.m. screening
of the film Surf’s Up!

March 7, 1962
Wednesday
Auditorium
Morningside High School
10500 South Yukon Avenue
Inglewood, CA
25 cents for underclassmen and 50 cents for upper
classmen. They played two lunch period shows to fulfill
a campaign pledge Steve Love, Mike’s younger brother,
made that January when he ran for freshman class
president. He was elected and took office February 9.
They raised $172 which was split between the band
and the freshman class treasury.

March 10, 1962
Saturday
Mardi Gras Costume Ball
Bel-Air Bay Club
16800 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA
8:00 p.m.



March 12-16, 1962
Monday-Friday
Prom Week
Torrance High School
2200 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA
They played a thirty minute show one day
during this week-long fundraiser for the
prom.

March 16, 1962
Friday
Monica Hotel
1725 Ocean Front
Santa Monica, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
With the Vibrants and the Belairs.

March 17, 1962
Saturday
Monica Hotel
1725 Ocean Front
Santa Monica, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
With the Vibrants and the Belairs.

March 18, 1962
Sunday
Monica Hotel
1725 Ocean Front
Santa Monica, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
With the Vibrants and the Belairs.

March 23, 1962
Friday
47th National Orange Show
Orange Blossom Room of the
Orange Show Restaurant
National Orange Show Fairgrounds
689 South E Street at
West Mill Street
San Bernardino, CA
4:00 p.m.
The “Citrus Centennial” was March 15-25.
The Beach Boys may have played March 23
at 4:00 p.m. as a local newspaper reported
it was Kids Day and a teen hop was held.
The fair inspired Brian and Gary Usher to
write “County Fair.”




March 23, 1962
Friday
The Giles Memorial Fund Variety Review
Auditorium
Mira Costa High School
1401 Artesia Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
8:15 p.m.
With Spencer and Allred, Twin Tones, and
Tommy Terry. A fundraiser for Timothy J.
Giles, a Manhattan Beach police officer
killed in the line of duty.


March 24, 1962
Saturday
Hi-Teen Easter Fashion Show
The Harris Company
4th Floor Auditorium
West 3rd and North E Streets
San Bernardino, CA
1:30 p.m.
The Harris Company, an upscale department store,
held teen fashion shows on March 24 and May 12,
1962. KMEN disc jockey William F. Williams recalled
the station arranged a concert to accompany the
fashion show. Williams recalled Murry Wilson
begged him to let the Beach Boys be the opening act.
Although it is unclear whether the Beach Boys
appeared March 24 or May 12 (see that entry), March
24 seems more likely as securing an appearance
then would have been more urgent.

March 24, 1962
Saturday
Second Annual Surf-O-Rama
Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
This surfing industry trade show
was held March 23 and 24.

March 24, 1962
Saturday
Athletic Field
Newport Harbor High School
600 Irvine Avenue
Newport, CA


8:00 p.m.
With the Vibrants
Murry got permission from Bill Meecham,
the Vibrants’ manager, for the Boys to appear
at this sparsely attended show. Only Murry,
Mike, Dennis, and Carl showed up. They
borrowed the Vibrants’ instruments and
played a few songs.

March 30, 1962
Friday
KRLA Friday Night Dance
Rainbow Gardens
150 East Monterey Avenue
Pomona, CA
Unconfirmed
March 31, 1962
Saturday
National Guard Armory
John Galvin Park
1001 North Grove Avenue
Ontario, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
With the Vibrants. Another show for which
Murry asked Bill Meecham if the Beach Boys
could play a few songs.




c.
January-March 1962
Venue unknown
Riverside, CA
The mention of a recent appearance by the
Beach Boys in Riverside was in a newspaper
dated April 3, 1962. This may have been the
appearance in the National Guard Armory in
nearby Ontario on March 31. Two possible
venues in Riverside are the Riverside Armory,
2501 Fairmount Boulevard, and Riverside
Municipal Auditorium, 7th Street and Lemon
Street. However, it is unlikely they would have
played at a municipal auditorium this early in
their career.
April 18, 1962
Wednesday
Bal-Week Easter Show
Auditorium
Newport Harbor High School
600 Irvine Avenue
Newport Beach, CA
7:00 p.m.
With the Belairs, the Vibrants, Fabulous
Biscaines, and Dodie and Dee Dee.

April 20, 1962
Friday
Easter Week Stomp
Auditorium
Redondo Union High School
631 Vincent Park
(North Pacific Coast Highway and
Diamond Street)
Redondo Beach, CA
With the Belairs, the Vibrants, and Dodie and
Dee Dee. This show was originally scheduled
at Mira Costa High School.

April 21, 1962
Saturday
Easter Week Stomp
Auditorium
Redondo Union High School
631 Vincent Park
(North Pacific Coast Highway and
Diamond Street)
Redondo Beach, CA
With the Belairs, the Vibrants, and Dodie and
Dee Dee. This show was originally scheduled
at Mira Costa High School.


May 4, 1962
Friday
Inglewood Women’s Club
325 North Hillcrest Boulevard
Inglewood, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight.

May 11, 1962
Friday
Community Fair
El Camino Community College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
The community fair was part of Camino
Welfare Week.

May 12, 1962
Saturday
“Fantasy in Fashion”
Campus Deb Jamboree Time
California Theater
562 West 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA
A 9:00 a.m. debutante fashion show sponsored by
the Harris Company. Although the Beach Boys are
not listed, the May 12 San Bernardino County Sun
promised “surprise guest stars with an autograph
session afterwards in Harris’ new Record Shop.”

June 2, 1962
Saturday
Azusa Teen Club
Azusa Recreation Center
320 North Orange Avenue
Azusa, CA
Their first appearance there. KFWB disc jockey
Gene Weed emceed the show.

The Boys’ new business card.

June 16, 1962
Saturday
Azusa Teen Club
Azusa Recreation Center
329 North Orange Avenue
Azusa, CA
The first time the band played a Junior Session at
the Azusa Teen Club. The show was emceed by
KFWB disc jockey Roger Christian. Ike Clanton and
other artists played at a Senior Session.

c.
Spring/early
Summer 1962
A function sponsored by the Sigma Chi
fraternity at the University of Southern
California (USC)
Los Angeles, CA
The event at which Brian met Bob Norberg and
Sheryl Pomeroy, a couple performing as Bob
and Sheri.

June 30, 1962
Saturday
Azusa Teen Club
Azusa Recreation Center
329 North Orange Avenue
Azusa, CA
With Dick and Dee, April Stevens and Nino Tempo,
the Sentinels, and Dorsey Burnette. Emceed by
KFWB disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed.

July 3, 1962
Tuesday
Cafeteria
Dykstra Hall
University of California
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA
8:30 p.m. to midnight
With Dante and the Evergreens, and Chris
Montez. Emceed by KFWB disc jockey Roger
Christian. The second of four concerts that
summer sponsored by the Dykstra Hall
Residents Association for which the
Renegades were the house band. In 1964,
the Renegades became the Sunrays and
managed by Murry.




July 9, 1962
Monday
In a letter this date, Nick Venet told Murry to tell
the group “they are doing a very good job at the
record hops.” Hence, it is likely there were
additional personal appearances in June and
early July 1962.

July 14, 1962
Saturday
Diaper Derby
Plaza Park
500 South C Street
Sponsored by the Oxnard Downtown
Merchants Association
Oxnard, CA
With the Surfmen and an R&B vocal group.
A live simulcast on KOXR from 10:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. from which a three-minute tape exists
of Paul Johnson and the Beach Boys playing the
final fifteen seconds of “Mr. Moto” followed by an
interview with Brian.


July 14, 1962
Saturday
Canteen Dance
Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
8:00 p.m.
July 18, 1962
Wednesday
Gable residence
416 Bethany Road
Burbank, CA
Jodi Gable’s sixteenth birthday party.





Jodi Gable Fan Club Envelope
July 27, 1962
Friday
Azusa Teen Club
Azusa Recreation Center
320 North Orange Avenue
Azusa, CA
Afternoon
Rehearsal and filming for Dale Smallin’s
documentary One Man’s Challenge.


The documentary was screened throughout
southern California thereafter.


July 27, 1962
Friday
Teen-Age Dance
Rainbow Gardens
150 East Monterey Avenue
Pomona, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
With the Mixtures and the Paris Sisters.


July 28, 1962
Saturday
Venue unknown
San Bernardino, CA
This show was noted in a press release by
David McClellan, the group’s director of
publicity.
July 29, 1962
Sunday
The Dance Pavilion
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Afternoon
With the Tornadoes, whose “Bustin’
Surfboards” reached #2 on KFWB that October.

July 29, 1962
Sunday
Roller Gardens
Buckaroo Road
Wagon Wheel Junction
Oxnard, CA
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$1.50
With headliner Soupy Sales.


Admission tokens to Roller Gardens, Wagon Wheel
Junction, Oxnard, CA.

July 31, 1962
Tuesday
Parade of Hits
KCOP-TV channel 13
915 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 p.m.
Hosted by KRLA disc jockey Dick Moreland, this
half hour weekly music show featured the
Mixtures as the house band with guest artists
performing their Top 40 hits.

August 2, 1962
Thursday
Grand Opening Party
Gordon’s Wholesale Furniture
and Appliances
Canoga Park, CA
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kathy Linden, also on Capitol Records, appeared
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the Rivingtons from 2:00
to 4:00 p.m. On August 3, Lou Rawls, also another
Capitol artist, appeared along with the Surfmen.

August 4, 1962
Saturday
Azusa Teen Club
Azusa Recreation Center
320 North Orange Avenue
Azusa, CA

August 19, 1962
Sunday
The Palladium
6215 West Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
They opened for Dick Dale and the Del-Tones.

August 20, 1962
Monday
Fourth Annual Jabberwocky Summer Soiree
Fashion Show
Tustin Playhouse, Jamestown Village
Tustin, CA
An in-person appearance with Timi Yuro and
Dorsey Burnette.


August 20, 1962
Monday
Back-To-School Jamboree and Teen
Debutante Fashion Show
The Broadway
401 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
2:30 p.m.
With Kathy Linden and the Genteels. From
August 20 through 25, they played in The
Terrace, a rooftop restaurant in The Broadway
department stores. The shows were hosted
by KFWB disc jockeys Bill Ballance, B. Mitchel
Reed, Roger Christian, Gene Weed, Gary
Owens, Elliott Fields, Joe Yocam, and Bobby
Dale.


August 20, 1962
Monday
The Broadway
Del Amo Mall
Torrance, CA
7:30 p.m.
With Bobby Rydell.

August 21, 1962
Tuesday
The Broadway
West Covina Plaza
West Covina, CA
2:30 p.m.
This store opened August 6, 1962.
August 21, 1962
Tuesday
The Broadway
Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
7:30 p.m.

August 22, 1962
Wednesday
The Broadway
Anaheim Plaza
Orange County
Anaheim, CA
2:30 p.m.
David Marks’s fourteenth birthday.

An enterprising fan got all five autographs on the back of
the Terrace Room’s menu.

August 22, 1962
Wednesday
The Broadway
Whittier Center
Whittier, CA
7:30 p.m.

August 23, 1962
Thursday
The Broadway
Westchester Shopping Center
8739 Sepulveda Boulevard
North Hills, CA
2:30 p.m.



August 23, 1962
Thursday
The Broadway
Crenshaw Plaza
Baldwin Hills, CA
7:30 p.m.
August 24, 1962
Friday
The Broadway
Los Altos Plaza
Long Beach, CA
2:30 p.m.
Emceed by KFWB disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed.
August 25, 1962
Saturday
The Broadway
1645 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA
10:30 a.m.
August 25, 1962
Saturday
The Broadway (Valley)
Panorama Mall
8333 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA
3:30 p.m.

August 25, 1962
Saturday
6th Annual Reseda Jubilee
18135 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA


1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
With Jan & Dean.
Emceed by KFWB disc jockey Gene Weed.
“Surfin’ Safari” hit #1 on KRLA and KFWB that
weekend. Other acts during the five-day
jubilee (August 22-26) included Shelley
Fabares, Paul Petersen, and the Reseda
Youth Band.

August 26, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight


August 27, 1962
Monday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight


August 28, 1962
Tuesday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight
(Undated photo of the band, backstage,
with Jodi Gable, president of the Beach
Boys’ first fan club.)

August 29, 1962
Wednesday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight
(Undated photo of Jodi Gable and Dennis,
backstage.)

August 30, 1962
Thursday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight
c. Summer 1962Private Party for
Laurie Jean Loveton
440 South McCadden Place
Hancock Park
Los Angeles, CA
Radio and television producer John W. Loveton
hired the Beach Boys to play a private party
for his daughter who graduated from the
Marlborough School on June 7, 1962.

c. Summer 1962First Annual KMAK McKinley Avenue
Festival of the Water
KMAK radio station rooftop
2020 East McKinley Avenue
Fresno, CA
KMAK staged this event after street
construction disrupted the station’s water
supply.


c. Summer 1962Cinnamon Cinder
11345 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA
KRLA disc jockey Bob Eubanks opened this
teen club in July 1962.
c. Summer 1962As recently as May 2020, David Marks
reiterated the Beach Boys backed Sam Cooke
and Lou Rawls at a show he thought was in
the Long Beach Civic Auditorium. Marks
remarked that Carl knew how to play Cooke’s
“Bring It on Home to Me,” which was
released May 8, 1962.
September 2, 1962
Sunday
Victoria Melanie Berle’s
17th birthday party
1011 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Afternoon
Victoria was the adopted daughter of Milton
Berle and Joyce Mathews.

September 2, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Evening
September 9, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Evening
September 14, 1962
Friday
The Howdy Hop
Cafeteria
Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
An annual event at which students greeted
incoming freshmen with “Howdy!”


September 14, 1962
Friday
Surfers Ball
Morgan Hall
835 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
$1.50
With the Bonnavills, Lonnie Belmore, Russ
Starman, and Dean Long.



September 15, 1962
Saturday
Helen Lee Stillman’s
16th Birthday Dinner Dance
327 Delfern Drive
Holmby Hills
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Because the party was written up in the September 16, 1962, LA Times, and the band mentioned briefly, it is presumed the party was September 15. But Helen Lee Stillman advised her birthday is May 9 and does not believe her parents held her party four months later. However, Barret H. Collins, her guest at the party, recalled flying to San Francisco a few days after the party to begin his freshman year that September at Menlo College.
September 21, 1962
Friday
Battle of the Bands
Roller Gardens
Buckaroo Road
Wagon Wheel Junction
Oxnard, CA
An article in the September 6, 1962, Oxnard
Press Courier
stated the Casuals, a local sextet
would play a Battle of the Bands with the Beach
Boys within two weeks. The hometown favorite
Casuals won the battle and soon changed their
name to the Dartells, scoring a #11 hit with “Hot
Pastrami” in May 1963.


September 22, 1962
Saturday
Pickwick Dance Party
Pickwick Recreation Center
921-10001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA
5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
$1.75
Emceed by KRLA disc jockey Bob Eubanks.
With Toni Fisher, plus Dick Roman, and the
Grads. The Tornadoes were the live band. Ninety
minutes of this four-hour taping was broadcast
September 29 on KTLA-TV, channel 5.





September 22, 1962
Saturday
Sip, Sup, and Stomp
Annual Fun Party
Home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Palmer
Whittier, CA
Evening
Sponsored by the Whittier Committee of the Spastic Children’s League.

September 27, 1962
Thursday
Inter-Fraternity Council Street Dance
The Row
West 28th Street
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
With the Marketts.
A street dance held between the Theta Sigma
Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma houses on
fraternity row and sponsored by the Inter-
Fraternity Council to celebrate the
re-opening of the International Students House.
The Row

September 29, 1962
Saturday
Pickwick Dance Party
KTLA-TV, channel 5
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
This ninety-minute television show had been
taped the previous Saturday, September 22, at
the Pickwick Recreation Center in Burbank, CA.

October 4, 1962
Thursday
Glendale Community College
1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA
They played at a school assembly.

October 24, 1962
Wednesday
Gymnasium
William Howard Taft High School
5461 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA
They played an assembly for the school’s activity
card holders. Assembly Chairman Gary Steelberg
commented, “the assembly alone is worth the
price of the card.”


October 27, 1962
Saturday
30th Annual Y-Day
at the Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 a.m. to noon.
Emceed by Art Linkletter and sponsored by the
Hollywood chapter of the YMCA and the
Hollywood Advertising Club. With Annette, Walter
Brennan, the Castells, Chaino, Chuck Connors,
Shelley Fabares, Dean Jones, Wink Martindale, Gil
Peterson, Paul Petersen, Jimmie Rodgers, the
Rivingtons, Soupy Sales, Billy Vaughn, Bobby Vee,
Doodles Weaver, the First Division Marine Band,
the Western Stuntmen from Corrigansville, and
Muzzy Marcellino and his band.


A fan obtained Dennis’s autograph after the Y-Day Bowl at
the Hollywood Bowl.




October 27, 1962
Saturday
Parade of Stars Show
National Cystic Fibrosis Research
Foundation Benefit
Fox Theater
1350 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
They took a noon flight for this evening show.
With Annette, John Armond, Joey Bishop, Scott
Brady, Peter Brown, Ed Byrnes, Glen Campbell,
Gary Clark, Jan Clayton, Beryl Davis, Muriel Dow,
Tony Dow, James Drury, Chad Everett.




October 28, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Evening.


Bobby “Boris” Picket released “Monster Mash,” on
August 25, 1962, and it became a perennial
Halloween favorite. The actual venue and date of
this performance photo is unknown.


November 1, 1962
Thursday
Grand Opening, Leonard’s Discount
Department Store
Pacific Coast Highway
and Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
7:00 p.m.

Audree Wilson and Jo Ann Marks attended
the show and autographed the back of
this photo, charmingly clarifying their
relationships to the band members.


Leonard's Appearance

November 3, 1962
Saturday
Leonard’s Discount Department Store
12891 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA
2:00 p.m.



November 3, 1962
Saturday
Pickwick Dance Party
Pickwick Recreation Center
921-1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
$1.75
Emceed by KRLA disc jockey Bob Eubanks.
With Valjean and Maureen Arthur.
The Beach Boys lip synced their new single
“Ten Little Indians.” Ninety minutes of this
four-hour taping was broadcast November 10
on KTLA-TV, channel 5.

November 4, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
John and Judy (John Maus and sister Judy)
played at Pandora’s Box on November 2 and
3, 1962. Jo Ann Marks, David’s mother, was
friends with Maus’s mother, Regina, and
arranged for John to give David a few guitar
lessons. David later brought along his friend,
Carl Wilson.

November 10, 1962
Saturday
Pickwick Dance Party
KTLA-TV, channel 5
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This ninety-minute television show had been
taped the previous Saturday, November 3, at the
Pickwick Recreation Center in Burbank, CA.

November 11, 1962
Sunday
Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
John and Judy played November 9 and 10.

November 21, 1962
Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day Eve
Dance and Stomp
Biltmore Ballroom
Hermosa Biltmore Hotel
1402 The Strand
Hermosa Beach, CA
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
With the Journeymen, a South Bay surf band.
Sponsored by the Alpha Omega fraternity.


November 24, 1962
Saturday
Grand Opening
Rancho Music
Studio Village
Culver City, CA
2:00 p.m.
They performed for about 45 minutes including a
preview of their new single “Ten Little Indians” which
would be released November 26. After the show,
they autographed copies of Surfin’ Safari, which was
on sale at the store.


November 30, 1962
Friday
Albert S. Goode Auditorium
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street
Bakersfield, CA
8:00 p.m.
Free
With the Revlons, Cindy Malone, and Kenny and
the Ho-Daddies. Sponsored by KWAC, Schick
Razors, and Mayfair Markets.



December 1, 1962
Saturday
Fifth Annual Fund Drive for the
Pacific Lodge Boys Home
Fox Van Nuys Theater
6417 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
With Dorsey Burnette, the Crystalettes, Dobie
Gray, Jimmie Haskell, the Lively Ones, the
Mixtures, the Pastel Six, Cindy Malone, and
Dick Michals. Emceed by Sam Riddle and Arlen
Saunders of KRLA. The show was sponsored by
The House of Sight and Sound, a record store,
and radio station KMPC broadcast live from
outside the store. The Pacific Lodge Boys Home
was located in Woodland Hills, CA.


December 3, 1962
Monday
Rose Bowl Gala
Pep Rally for the USC Trojans
Bovard Auditorium
University of Southern California
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With Ernest Borgnine, the Countrymen, Joe Flynn,
the Golden Horse Revue from Disneyland, and
Doodles Weaver. The event was covered by local
radio and television.


December 6, 1962
Thursday
Grand Opening
Cinnamon Cinder
4401 Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
With the Challengers, Jan & Dean, and Sandy
Nelson. Bob Eubanks’s second Cinnamon
Cinder.

December 24 –
December 31, 1962
Monday-Monday
Murry Wilson recalled booking five concerts
between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
that grossed $26,684. Although the dates and
venues have not been documented, a fan
recalled seeing the band at the Earl Warren
Show Grounds in Santa Barbara, CA, “around
Christmas as it was cold and we wore heavy
coats.”
December 27, 1962
Thursday
Surf Fair
Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (on the poster)
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (on the handbill)



December 28, 1962
Friday
Surf Fair
Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (poster)
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (handbill)
The Mid-Winter Surfing Championships and the
World’s Fair of Surfing were held December 24-30,
1962, at South Beach in Santa Monica. Top U.S.
surfers competed for national honors December
27 and 28. Surf Fair was held in conjunction with
the competition and featured the Beach Boys, the
Shenandoahs, the Surfaris, the Surf-Tones, and
the Surf Side Four, whose “Surf Fair” on the
Hollywood indie label Cloister Records (6202),
was the fair’s official theme song.




Late December 1962Venue unknown
Santa Cruz, CA
This show was recalled by Ron Swallow, Carl’s
friend from Hawthorne High who often traveled
with the band.


The photos above and at right represent the
change from blue to red Pendelton shirts. (The
photographs are c. late 1962.)



January 2, 1963
Wednesday
Venue unknown
California
Listed in Jo Ann Marks’s journal as cited in The
Beach Boys in Concert, the Ultimate History of
America’s Band on Tour and Onstage
by Ian
Rusten and Jon Stebbins (hereinafter referred
to as Jo Ann Marks’s journal). (Undated photo)

January 9, 1963
Wednesday
Venue unknown
California
Jo Ann Marks’s journal. (Undated photo)
c. January 26, 1963
(Saturday)
Zeta Beta Tau
The University of Arizona
Party at the fraternity house
1501 East Drachman Street
Tucson, AZ
The February 4, 1963, Arizona Wildcat, the school
newspaper, reported the university suspended
Zeta Beta Tau because of rowdy behavior and
alcohol use at a recent event. Whether the
Beach Boys’ appearance was a contributory
factor in the festivities and subsequent
suspension is unknown.

January 30, 1963
Wednesday
Navajo Civic Center
Navajo Nation Fairgrounds
Highway 264
Window Rock, AZ
February 2, 1963
Saturday
Fourth Annual March of Dimes
Benefit Show and Dance
Swing Auditorium
National Orange Show Fairgrounds
689 South E Street at West Mill Street
San Bernardino, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
$1.00 donation.
Presented by KFXM. Attendees were asked to “dance
for the life of a child.” Featuring Dick Dale and the
Del-Tones with Eddie Hodges and Wink Martindale,
and April Stevens and Nino Tempo. Special Guest
Stars the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the Rivingtons,
the Moments, the Rumblers, the Hollywood
Tornadoes, Dobie Gray, the Chantays, the Ribbons,
the Sa-Shays, the Furys, the Rollers, and the
“Swingin’ Seven” KFXM disc jockeys.





February 9, 1963
Saturday
Winternationals
Rod & Custom Car Show
Great Western Exhibit Center
Santa Ana Freeway and Atlantic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 p.m.
Winternationals was presented by the National
Hot Rod Association.
February 10, 1963
Sunday
Winternationals
Rod & Custom Car Show
Great Western Exhibit Center
Santa Ana Freeway and Atlantic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 p.m.
Winternationals was presented by the National
Hot Rod Association.

February 11, 1963
Monday
Jeff Chandler AZA
First Annual Embassy Dance
Carpenters Hall
7500 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
A donation of $2.25 a couple and $1.50 stag will
be asked at the door.


February 15, 1963
Friday
Cupid’s Capers
Valentine’s Day Dance
Boy’s gymnasium
Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight
Carl Wilson’s friend, Mark Groseclose, filled in for
Dennis who had injured his legs in a car accident.



February 16, 1963
Saturday
KFWB Charity Show
LA Memorial Sports Arena
3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
8:45 p.m.
98-cents
Mark Groseclose filled in for Dennis who had injured
his legs in a car accident. With Annette, Molly Bee,
Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, Fabian, the Cascades,
Bobby Crawford, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones,
Mickey Hargitay, Henry Mancini, Jayne Mansfield,
Chris Montez, the Olympics, the Penguins, Paul
Petersen, the Rivingtons, the Routers, April Stevens,
Nino Tempo, Billy Vaughn, Bobby Vinton. This show
supported eight charities including Community
Chest, LA County Heart Association, YMCA, Crippled
Children’s Society, American Red Cross, City of Hope,
American Cancer Society, and United Cerebral Palsy
Association.



c. late February 1963Barnes Park Community Center
350 South McPherrin Avenue
Monterey Park, CA
Emceed by KFWB disc jockey Roger Christian.
With Dick Dale and the Del-Tones.
Mark Groseclose filled in for Dennis
who had injured his legs in a car accident.


c. late February 1963Mark Keppel High School
501 East Hellman Avenue
Alhambra, CA
With Dick Dale and the Del-Tones.
Mark Groseclose filled in for Dennis who had injured
his legs in a car accident.

c. February 1963The Score
Alhambra, CA
With the Rumblers.
March 1, 1963
Friday
Spanish Castle Ballroom
Midway
Seattle-Tacoma Highway
Des Moines, WA
KJR disc jockey Pat O’Day hired the band to play this
show and the following evening at his club, Party
Line.



March 2, 1963
Saturday
Party Line
Pioneer Square
707 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA
March 8, 1963
Friday
Venue Unknown
City Unknown
California
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
March 10, 1963
Sunday
KMEN Party
One Year Anniversary Party
San Bernardino, CA
“Surfin’ U.S.A.” was #1 on KMEN’s best of 1963.
March 15, 1963
Friday
Junior-Senior Prom
Lennox High School
Riviera Country Club
Pacific Palisades, CA


Brian accompanied Judy Bowles to her junior prom.
Can you spot them?

March 16, 1963
Saturday
Hemet Armory
West Acacia Avenue
Hemet, CA
March 18, 1963
Monday
Venue unknown
City Unknown
California
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.

March 30, 1963
Saturday
Grand Opening
Denno’s Record Shop
Orange County Plaza
9709 Chapman Avenue at Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA
2:00 p.m. They played on a small riser in the parking lot
and later autographed copies of Surfin’ U.S.A. which had
been released March 25.

c. early 1963Cinnamon Cinder
11345 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA

Cinnamon Cinder
4401 Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
Bob Eubanks told author David Leaf the Beach Boys
played the Cinnamon Cinder in early 1963.

c. Spring 1963Shamrock Roller Rink
136 South San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA

c. Spring/Summer 1963Battle of the Bands
Avalon Ballroom
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA
A Battle of the Bands with the Crossfires, who later
became the Turtles, and possibly other bands. The
Crossfires went on to have a residency at Reb
Foster’s Revelaire Club, 312 South Catalina, Redondo
Beach, CA (one-half block south of The Strand
Theater).
April 5, 1963
Friday
Second Annual Teen-Age Fair
Pickwick Recreation Center
921-1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA
5:30 p.m.



Photo at left: Flanked by contestants, at center are (L to R)
Richard Kiel, who later portrayed the villain Jaws in two James
Bond films, and actor William Engesser, and in the foreground
the Fair’s Master of Ceremonies, Wink Martindale.
Photo at right: The Beach Boys with Jodi Gable. Before their
appearance at the fair, the guys visited Jay Sebring’s posh
salon in West Hollywood to get their hair styled. In August 1969,
Sebring was murdered during the infamous Tate-LaBianca
killings perpetrated by the Manson Family.




April 6, 1963
Saturday
Grand Opening
Build ‘n Save
9920 Westminster Avenue at
Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA
They played in the parking lot and later autographed
copies of Surfin’ U.S.A.
April 12, 1963
Friday
Rendezvous Ballroom
608 East Ocean Front
Balboa Peninsula
Newport Beach, CA
Despite being Friday night of Bal-Week, when
thousands of teens descended upon Balboa for
Easter vacation, Dennis Rose, lead guitarist for the
Centurions, a surf septet from Costa Mesa,
recalled this show was sparsely attended.

Clearly this was not the “sparsely attended” event.

April 12, 1963
Friday
Newport Dunes Aquatic Park
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Perhaps frustrated by the poor turnout at the
Rendezvous, the Beach Boys drove to the Newport
Dunes where the Centurions had drawn a large
outdoor crowd. While the Centurions were on
break, the Boys ambled onstage, picked up their
instruments, and began “Johnny B. Goode.”
The Centurions and their bouncer were none too
pleased. An altercation ensued and the Boys
retreated to the parking lot and left.

April 15, 1963
Monday
Venue unknown
Bakersfield, CA
Jo Ann Marks’s journal. This may be the show
which Mike Love recalled playing on the roof of
radio station KAFY in Bakersfield.
April 19, 1963
Friday
Aragon Ballroom
Pacific Ocean Park
Santa Monica, CA
With Dick Delvy and the Challengers.

April 20, 1963
Saturday
Felton Intermediate School
10417 Felton Avenue
(now Felton Elementary School)
Lennox, CA
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$1.00 Donation.
Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association.

April 21, 1963
Sunday
The Red Skelton Hour
Studio / Stage 33
CBS Television City
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
They lip synced “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “The Things
They Did Last Summer” at a taping for their first
national television appearance which would air
September 24, 1963.


Rehearsal Schedule, Courtesy Ian Rusten collection

April 24, 1963
Wednesday
Brian recruited Al to fill in for him on their first tour
of the Midwest. The group flew from Los Angeles to
Chicago, rented a Chevrolet station wagon and
U-Haul, and drove 315 miles west to West Des
Moines, Iowa. Allowing for the four-hour flight,
two-hour time difference, and nearly five-hour
drive, it’s likely they traveled the day before the
tour began.

FIRST MIDWEST TOUR
APRIL 24 – MAY 5, 1963




April 25, 1963
Thursday
Val Air Ballroom
301 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA




April 26, 1963
Friday
YWCA Teen Canteen
4990 East State Street
Rockford, IL
8:00 p.m. to midnight
April 27, 1963
Saturday
Danceland Ballroom
124 Third Street, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
$1.50


April 28, 1963
Sunday
Terp Ballroom
210 4th Street NE
Austin, MN
8:00 p.m. to midnight
$1.65



April 30, 1963
Tuesday
Arkota Ballroom
510 South Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

May 1, 1963
Wednesday
Roller Skating Rink
Sports Center/Kiddieland
Amusement Park
3833 East Harry Street
Wichita, KS
8:00 p.m. to midnight
May 3, 1963
Friday
Twin City High School Night at Excelsior
Amusement Park and Big Reggie’s
Danceland
Lake Minnetonka
Excelsior, MN
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
on an outdoor stage
8:30 p.m. in Danceland



May 4, 1963
Saturday
Duluth Armory
1607 London Road
Duluth, MN
With Chet Orr and the Rumbles

A fan obtained their autographs at this show: “they
were so nice and so shy and they just passed my
scrap of paper down the line and signed it.”
Note that Al Jardine filled in for Brian.



May 5, 1963
Sunday
Surf of the Four Seasons
(also known as Surf Ballroom)
460 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
$1.65
Local newspaper ads billed them as “Beach
Boys and Their Rock ‘n’ Band” and their hit
“Surf In U.S.A.”



May 13, 1963
Monday
Venue unknown
California
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
May 17, 1963
Friday
Venue unknown
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
May 19, 1963
Sunday
Venue unknown
Long Beach, CA
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
May 24, 1963
Friday
Southern California
Hot Rod Show
Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 1963
Friday
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Presented by El Camino High School
Alumni, Class of 1963
Sacramento, CA
8:00 p.m.
$1.75
Al filled in for Brian at this first Beach Boys concert
produced by Fred Vail.

This is a still from a video of Fred Vail holding
the poster for the first Beach Boys’ concert
he produced. Access Fred’s NAMM Oral History
Program video here.








May 26, 1963
Sunday
Inglewood High School
231 South Grevillea Street
Inglewood, CA

May 29, 1963
Wednesday
Buc Gymnasium
Bellflower High School
15301 South McNab Avenue
Bellflower, CA
A late morning assembly for the entire
school. It has been reported Jan & Dean
shared the bill, but articles in The Blade,
the school newspaper, on May 24 and
June 7 do not mention the duo.

May 29, 1963
Wednesday
Venue unknown
San Bernardino, CA
Evening
With Jan & Dean
May 30, 1963
Thursday
Venue unknown
San Francisco, CA
With Jan & Dean
May 31, 1963
Friday
Venue unknown
San Francisco, CA
With Jan & Dean
May 31, 1963
Friday
Venue unknown
Oxnard, CA
With Jan & Dean
June 1, 1963
Saturday
Rio Nido Dance Hall
(also known as The Barn)
on the Russian River
Rio Nido, CA
Mike befriended Sharon Marie Esparza here and
Brian later produced two Capitol singles for her as
Sharon Marie.





This is the second Beach Boys concert produced
by Fred Vail. The two men in dark suits are (L to R)
Fred and his friend Ron Beatty.


June 5, 1963
Wednesday
It has been reported they played the Municipal
Auditorium in Modesto on this date. However, there
was no Municipal Auditorium in Modesto, then or
now. At the time, most local rock ‘n’ roll shows were
held at Stockton or Fresno. A fan recalled getting
their autographs on Surfin’ U.S.A. after a show at the
Fresno Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno Street,
but could not recall the date.
June 7, 1963
Friday
Senior Breakfast, Cafeteria
Hawthorne High School
4859 W. El Segundo Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
8:00 a.m.
An annual event for the graduating senior class.

June 7, 1963
Friday
“Last Blast”
Graduation Night Party
East Bakersfield High School

Campus Center
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA
10:30 p.m.
Titans II

12:30 a.m.
The Beach Boys

2:00 a.m.
Cherry Creek Singers



June 7, 1963
Friday
“Neptune’s Whing Ding”
Graduation Night Party
Bakersfield High School

Albert S. Goode Auditorium
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street
Bakersfield, CA
12:00 a.m.
Cherry Creek Singers

2:30 a.m.
The Beach Boys

KAFY disc jockey Al Anthony emceed. The Illusions
and the Ivy Clansmen also played.




b
June 7, 1963
Friday
Graduation Night Party
North High School

NOR Veterans Hall
400 West Norris Road
Oildale, CA
(NOR = north of the Kern River)
3:30 a.m. (approx.)
Cherry Creek Singers

4:30 a.m. (approx.)
The Beach Boys



The graduating seniors of the above three Bakersfield area high schools pooled their money to book the Beach Boys and the Cherry Creek Singers, a folk quartet that also did comedy, for their graduation night parties. The Beach Boys, with Al filling in for Brian, played j-five minute sets at each venue and autographed copies of Surfin’ U.S.A. to be raffled. It has been reported Jan & Dean, Sam Cooke, and Lou Rawls shared the bill, but programs for two of the parties and interviews with attendees do not support this.
June 8, 1963
Saturday
Venue unknown
Palmdale, CA
With Jan & Dean
Jo Ann Marks’s journal. KUTY disc jockey
Chris Charles recalled a four-hour show and the
band earned $500. Most likely a multiple artist
show. Mark A. Moore, author of The Jan & Dean
Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live
performances and Chart Positions
, reported Jan
& Dean were on the bill.
June 12, 1963
Wednesday
Venue unknown
Houston, TX
Jo Ann Marks’s journal. With Jan & Dean and
Jimmy Reed. The venue may have been the
Cinnamon Cinder that opened there in February
1963.

Undated photo
Murry Wilson in the control booth during a recording

session. On his left is Jodi Gable, president of the Beach
Boys Fan Club. On his right, I believe, is recording engineer,
Chuck Britz. If correct, this may have been Western
Recorders at which “Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” and
“Catch a Wave” were recorded June 12, 1963. The American
Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local 47, Los Angeles,
contract for this session does not include the time of the
session. Hence, the band may have played in Houston
earlier that day and then flown to LA for an evening
recording session. At far right is a woman who may be
Audree Wilson. The identify of the gentleman in the back
is unknown. Murry always kept a spare clean shirt, which
can be seen behind him. Reflected in the glass are the
band members and their musical gear.

HAWAIIAN TOUR
JUNE 14-22, 1963


June 14, 1963
Friday
Show of Stars
Civic Auditorium
1314 South King Street
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu
8:00 p.m.
$1.25 Teenagers, $1.45 General
$2.20 Reserved, and 90¢ Under 12
With Dee Dee Sharp, the Treniers, and Jackie
DeShannon. Al filled in for Brian during the
entire Hawaiian tour. Brian produced his first
session at Gold Star, the instrumental track
for “Black Wednesday,” which became “Runaround-
Lover” for Sharon Marie. It may have been around
this time Lou Adler introduced Brian to Phil Spector.





June 15, 1963
Saturday
Show of Stars
Civic Auditorium
1314 South King Street
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu
2:30 p.m. matinee
7:00 p.m.
8:45 p.m.

Band photo with DJ Tom Moffatt,
Master of Ceremonies.

June 16, 1963
Sunday
Show of Stars
Civic Auditorium
1314 South King Street
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu
2:30 p.m. matinee
When “Surfer Girl” sheet music was published later
in the summer, it featured eight photos of the band,
cavorting in Hawaii, without Brian.

June 16, 1963
Sunday
Show of Stars
Schoefield Barracks
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu




June 17, 1963
Monday
Show of Stars
Hickam Air Force Base Memorial Theater
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

June 18, 1963
Tuesday
Show of Stars
Barbers Point Beach Park
Island of Oahu
7:30 p.m.

June 19, 1963
Wednesday
Show of Stars
Marine Corps Air Station
Kaneohe Bay
Island of Oahu
6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

June 20, 1963
Thursday
Show of Stars
School Auditorium
Henry Perrine Baldwin High
Wailuku
Island of Maui
7:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Brian’s twenty-first birthday.

June 21, 1963
Friday
Show of Stars
Civic Auditorium
323 Manono Street
Hilo, HI
Island of Hawaii
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
June 22, 1963
Saturday
Show of Stars
Bloch Arena at Pearl Harbor
Honolulu, HI
Island of Oahu
7:30 p.m.
June 29, 1963
Saturday
Rock-a-Rama
Rotunda Room
Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, CA
8:00 p.m.
$2.00
With the Teenbeats.

c. late June to
mid-July 1963
Skate-O-Rama
12310 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA
With the Blazers and Kathy Marshall.
c. early to mid-July 1963Civic Auditorium
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA
With Speedy and the Reverbs, a surf quintet
from Whittier, CA.

July 5, 1963
Friday
Venue unknown
Phoenix, AZ
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
July 6, 1963
Saturday
Venue unknown
Phoenix, AZ
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
July 11, 1963
Thursday
Retail Clerks Auditorium
8530 Stanton Avenue
Buena Park, CA
With the Astronauts.
c. July 12, 1963
(Friday)
“Hawaiian Holidays”
Orange County Fair
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
The Orange County Fair was July 9 through 14.
The Beach Boys, with Adrian and the Sunsets,
most likely played July 12.


July 13, 1963
Saturday
A Surfing Spectacular
Veterans Memorial Hall
313 West Tunnel Street
Santa Maria, CA
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
With the Honeys and the Four Speeds.
Sponsored by radio station KSEE.


SECOND MIDWEST TOUR
JULY 19 – AUGUST 31, 1963

July 19, 1963
Friday
Indiana Beach Amusement
Resort on Lake Shafer
Monticello, Indiana
8:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.
They flew from Los Angeles to Chicago, rented a
Chevrolet station wagon and U-Haul, and drove
ninety miles southeast to Monticello, Indiana, to
begin their second Midwest tour that evening.
Brian accompanied them initially, but Al filled in
for him on many later dates.





July 20, 1963
Saturday
Danceland Ballroom
124 Third Street, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Their second appearance here.

July 21, 1963
Sunday
Cobblestone Ballroom
on Storm Lake
Storm Lake, IA


July 22, 1963
Monday
Off / Travel Day“Surfer Girl” (b/w “Little Deuce Coupe,” Capitol
5009) released.
July 23, 1963
Tuesday
Roof Garden Ballroom
overlooking West Okojobi Lake
Arnolds Park, IA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$1.50, door prizes



July 24, 1963
Wednesday
Shore Acres Ballroom
1401 Riverside Boulevard
Sioux City, IA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
An AFM contract dated July 24 for a Honeys
recording session at Capitol credited Brian with
arranging and conducting. However, in The Lost
Beach Boy, Jon Stebbins and David Marks noted
Brian was with the group on the drive from Arnolds
Park to Sioux City, with Brian singing “Sioux City
Sue,” a #1 hit for Dick Thomas in fall 1945, and
teaching harmony parts to the others.

July 25, 1963
Thursday
Val Air Ballroom
301 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA
Their second appearance here.
July 26, 1963
Friday
Friday nights were prime nights for a rock ‘n’ roll
show, but it is unclear whether they played on this
date. In The Lost Beach Boy, Stebbins and Marks
recounted the band signed autographs July 26 at a
record store in Rockford, IL. There exists a 5″ x 7″
promotional photograph signed by Brian, Mike,
Dennis, Carl, and David, obtained at an appearance
at a record store in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 50 miles
north of Chicago and 65 miles east of Rockford.
July 27, 1963
Saturday
Hollyhock Ballroom
Hatfield, MN


July 28, 1963
Sunday
Peony Park Ballroom
North 78th and Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
$1.50 advance or $1.75 night of the dance.
They broke an eighteen-year attendance record set
by Lawrence Welk.
Peony Park Omaha

July 29, 1963
Monday
Jo Ann Marks’s journal listed a second, unadvertised
show at the Peony Park Ballroom. It is uncertain if
this is accurate or if the group used this day to drive
284 miles east to Davenport, Iowa.
July 30, 1963
Tuesday
Col Ballroom
(The Coliseum Ballroom)
1012 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$1.50



July 31, 1963
Wednesday
Indian Crossing Casino
E1171 County Road Q
Chain O’ Lakes
Waupaca, WI




August 1, 1963
Thursday
Surf of the Four Seasons
(also known as Surf Ballroom)
460 North Shore Drive
Clear Lake, IA
Their second appearance here.




August 2, 1963
Friday
Prom Ballroom
1190 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN





August 3, 1963
Saturday
Terp Ballroom
River and Bridge Streets
210 4th Street NE?
Austin, MN
8:00 p.m. to midnight.
Their second appearance here.


August 4, 1963
Sunday
Kato Ballroom
200 Chestnut Street
Mankato, MN


August 6, 1963
Tuesday
Electric Park Ballroom
310 West Conger Street
Waterloo, IA
8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
$1.75
Emceed by KXEL disc jockey Lou Wagner.



August 7, 1963
Wednesday
Venue unknown
Ithaca, MI
August 8, 1963
Thursday
Club Ponytail
Highway M-131
Harbor Springs, MI
8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The Kingtones, the club house band, played
downstairs in the Hippodrome during the Beach Boys’
breaks. Al filled in for Brian as evidenced by a
photograph in the August 10 Petoskey News Review.




Photos and articles related to this appearance. Crowded
on a small stage in the bottom photo are (L to R) David, Al,
Mike (playing sax, perhaps “Shut Down”), and Carl.



August 9, 1963
Friday
Cold Springs Resort
260 Lane 120
Hamilton Lake
Hamilton, IN
Approximately 3,000 people attended.




August 11, 1963
Sunday
Auditorium Theatre
50 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL


August 12, 1963
Monday
Memorial Auditorium
Burlington, VT
8:30 p.m.
With the North Stars.


August 13, 1963
Tuesday
Gilchrist’s Fifth Annual Back-
To-School Fashion Hop and
Surf-Sing Show
Music Hall
(former Metropolitan Theatre)
252-272 Tremont Street
Boston, MA



9:30 a.m.
90 cents
75 cents with three Coca-Cola bottle caps

With Jan & Dean, Tony & the Del Fi’s, Myles Connor &
the Ravens. Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959 and
the first Mississippian to wear the crown, addressed
the crowd of 4,000, mostly teenage girls. This teen
fashion show and beauty pageant was scheduled for
two hours, but stretched to three. It was sponsored
by Gilchrist Department Store, radio station WMEX,
Coty, Coca-Cola, and emceed by WMEX disc jockey
Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg.





August 14, 1963
Wednesday
Palace Ballroom
West Grand Avenue and Staples Street
Old Orchard Beach, ME
$1.25 advance or $1.50 at the door
Billed as their only Maine appearance.


Roger Christian recalled he and Brian were in an LA
recording studio working on songs for Little Deuce
Coupe and that night attended a cocktail party at
the Beverly Hills Hilton that Capitol Records hosted
for Kyu Sakamoto, whose “Sukiyaki” (Capitol 4945)
had been #1 for three weeks that June.
August 15, 1963
Thursday
Surf Auditorium
Hill, NH
Near the Lakes Region.
August 16, 1963
Friday
Mount Tom Ballroom
Mountain Park
Route 5
Holyoke, MA
7:30 p.m.
With Marcy Jo and Eddie Rambeau. Jan & Dean
played a free show here the night before.



August 17, 1963
Saturday
101st Wayne County Fair
Route 191 North
Honesdale, PA
They played two shows on the closing day of this
week-long fair.


August 18, 1963
Sunday
Lakewood Ballroom
(also known as the Dance Hall)
Lakewood Park
Barnesville, PA
(five miles east of Mahanoy
City)
8:30 p.m. to midnight
With the Magics (“Chapel Bells”) and the Bobby Mar
Orchestra. An advertisement in the Mahanoy City
Record American noted their hit songs included
“Surf City.” Lithuanian Day drew 20,000 people to
the park that day.

For more on the history of Lakewood Park and the
artists who got their start and played there as young
artists, e.g., Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, see short
documentary video.




August 20, 1963
Tuesday
Reimold Brothers Auction Hall
Route 18
Sharon-Greenville Road,
across from Reynolds Drive-In
Transfer, PA
Dancing 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Shows at 9:15 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
$1.25


August 21, 1963
Wednesday
Danceland
West View Park
Route 19
West View, PA
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
An amusement park northwest of Pittsburgh.


David Marks





August 22, 1963
Thursday
Wheeling Downs Roller Rink
Wheeling Downs, WV
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Presented by WKWK and International Artists. Emcee
Bob Gampo gave copies of their new single, “Surfer
Girl” backed with “Little Deuce Coupe,” to the first 100
attendees. It was David Marks’s fifteenth birthday.



August 23, 1963
Friday
Record Hop
Stardust Gardens
LeSourdsville Lake
Amusement Park
5757 Hamilton Middletown Road
Hamilton, OH
With the Rick Z Combo
Emceed by radio station WING disc jockey Bob
Holliday.



August 24, 1963
Saturday
Midway Ballroom
Route 41 South
Cedar Lake Pier
Cedar Lake, IN
7:30 p.m. to midnight; three shows
With the Exports. Unaware there was a third show,
Dennis left for a previous commitment, compelling
Mike to find a volunteer drummer in the audience.


August 25, 1963
Sunday
Melody Mill
Highways 52 and 3
Sageville, IA
(one mile north of Dubuque)
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


Al filled in for Brian as evidenced by this on-stage photo.





August 26, 1963
Monday
Venue unknown
August 27, 1963
Tuesday
Venue unknownOne of these dates (August 26 or 27) may have been
the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue,
Hammond, Indiana. According to an AFM contract
dated August 27, Brian produced a recording session
for the Survivors at Western in LA.
August 29, 1963
Thursday
Avalon Ballroom
206 Copeland Avenue
La Crosse, WI
7:00 p.m. to 10: 00 p.m.
Brian rejoined the tour for two shows sponsored by
Pepsi-Cola® and emceed by WKBH disc jockey Lindy
Shannon and WLCX disc jockey Pete Lakin. The band
then drove 224 miles southeast to Chicago to meet
Murry Wilson, who had flown in from LA to dismiss
tour manager John Hamilton and accompany them
to Brooklyn, New York. During the twelve hour drive,
David and Murry argued and, in a rash moment,
David quit the band. The last day of his first tenure
with the band was October 5, 1963.

David Marks

First known ticket to feature the band’s photo.

A fan obtained this autographed photo during the band’s
appearance at a record store in Kenosha, WI. It is signed
by Brian who had rejoined the tour. It is not signed by Al

Jardine. It is unknown whether Al was present and simply did
not sign the photo, or whether he had flown home to
California. It is possible they performed as a sextet.



August 30, 1963
Friday
Murray the K’s Holiday Revue
Fox Theater
20 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
They played one night of this ten-day Labor Day Show.
They may have played as a sextet. With the Angels,
the Chiffons, the Dovells, the Drifters, Jay and the
Americans, Ben E. King, the Miracles, Gene Pitney,
Randy and the Rainbows, the Shirelles, the Tymes,
and Little Stevie Wonder.




August 31, 1963
Saturday
Show of Stars Spectacular
LA Memorial Sports Arena
3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA




8:00 p.m.
Tickets $4, $3.50, $3, and $2.50
Masters of Ceremony were Wink Martindale, Roger
Christian, and Gene Weed. With Steve Alaimo,
Andrea Carroll, Mel Carter, the Challengers, the
Cookies, the Cornells, Dick and Dee Dee, Jackie
DeShannon, Tracy Dey, Little Eva, Johnny Fortune,
Jan & Dean, Marvin Gaye, Rene Hall & Orchestra,
Donna Loren, Darlene Love, Wayne Newton, the
Olympics, the Orlons, Paul Petersen, the Righteous
Brothers, Dee Dee Sharp, Ray Sharpe, and Soupy
Sales.




September 4, 1963
Wednesday
Back-To-School Jamboree
F.W. Woolworth Co.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO

Back-To-School Show and Dance,
Moonlight Ballroom
Lakeside Amusement Park
West 46th Avenue
and Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The group, with Brian, autographed copies of Surfin’
Safari and Surfin’ U.S.A. in F.W. Woolworth.



Evening
This show benefited the Jefferson County Association
for [Intellectually Disabled] Children. After the show,
they judged a Miss Denver Surfer contest.

Woolworths Jamboree
* * * * * * * * * *
September 6, 1963
Friday
Back-To-School Dance
The Trocadero Ballroom
Elitch Gardens
West 38th Avenue and
Tennyson Street
Denver, CO
Sponsored by radio station KIMN. With the Castells,
the Astronauts, and headliner Bobby Vinton.



September 7, 1963
Saturday
Patio Gardens
The Lagoon
375 Lagoon Drive
Farmington, UT
$1.75; reservations taken
The Lagoon was an amusement park north of Salt
Lake City. When the Beach Boys returned to Utah
that December, the Ogden Standard-Examiner
reported “the Beach Boys produced the largest
crowd to attend the Lagoon this summer.” Their
song, “Salt Lake City” mentions the Lagoon.



September 9, 1963
Monday
Back-To-School-O-Rama
Helix High School Stadium
7323 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$1.50
They headlined a roster of twelve artists for a show
sponsored by La Mesa Junior Chamber of Commerce
for its youth fund drive.





Sometime after
September 10, 1963
Tuesday
Corpus Christi, TX, areaWith the Dinos.
A news item about a band called the Dinos appeared
in a Corpus Christi newspaper dated September 10,
1963, stating their next show would be with the Beach
Boys.
September 11, 1963
Wednesday
Station Theatre
Naval Air Weapons Station
China Lake, CA
8:00 p.m.
With the Cherry Creek Singers
This naval base is located in the Western Mojave
Desert approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles.
The concert was open to civilians in the Indian Wells
Valley.

September 14, 1963
Saturday
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Sacramento, CA
2:15 p.m. matinee for teens and pre-teens, and
parents admitted free.
8:00 p.m.
Al filled in for Brian at both shows.


These letters appeared in the Sacramento Bee October 10
and October 31, 1963.





September 16, 1963
Monday
Back-To-School Ball
KHJ-TV channel 9
Hosted by Bob Denver and
KHJ disc jockey Mort Crowley
Los Angeles, CA
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
With Sheila James.
This was one of seven live television shows
broadcast September 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 18,
and hosted by Bob Denver to kick off the
syndication of The Many Moods of Dobie Gillis on
September 19. Guests included Dodie Stevens
(9th), Dick Dale (11th), the Journeymen and
Jody Miller (13th). Others scheduled to perform
were Al Martino, the Lettermen, Trini Lopez, Steve
Franken, Rudy LaRusso, Albie Pearson, and Kenny
Hunt. The Beach Boys only appeared September 16.

September 20, 1963
Friday
Venue unknown
Long Beach, CA
Jo Ann Marks’s journal.
September 21, 1963
Saturday
Memorial Coliseum
300 North Winning Way
Portland, OR
8:00 p.m.
With Jan & Dean.
Sponsored by radio station KISN.




September 24, 1963
Tuesday
The Red Skelton Hour
CBS TV
Los Angeles, CA
Their first appearance on national television which
had been taped April 21, 1963.

September 28, 1963
Saturday
The Surf Party
The Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA
8:30 p.m.
With Freddie Cannon, the Coasters, Roberta Day,
Jan & Dean, the Original Drifters, Bobby Freeman,
Betty Harris, the Jaynettes, Jose Jimenez, Trini Lopez,
Donna Loren, the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes,
Dee Dee Sharp, Ray Stevens, George & Teddy, April
Stevens & Nino Tempo, Dionne Warwick, and Little
Stevie Wonder. Sponsored by radio station KYA and
Tempo Productions.


(L to R) Jan Berry, Mike Love, unknown teenager,
Dean Torrence, and Brian Wilson holding David
Marks as a surfboard in a recreation of the
Beach Boys’ early promotional photo.



September 29, 1963
Sunday
Unknown
Fresno, CA
Jo Ann Marks’s journal. This may have been just a
promotional appearance as they played a 3:00 p.m.
show in Seattle and the scheduling would have been
tight.
September 29, 1963
Sunday
’63 Hit Parade of Stars
Seattle Opera House
Seattle Center
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA
3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets, $3, $4, and $5.
Brian did not attend.

With Freddie Cannon, Gail Harris, the Lancers, Billy
Saint, Ray Stevens, Dee Dee Sharp, April Stevens &
Nino Tempo, the Viceroys, the [Fabulous] Wailers,
and Little Stevie Wonder.

October 5, 1963
Saturday
Surfin’ at the Bowl
Balboa Park Bowl
San Diego, CA
Once Upon A Wave surf film shown at 8:15 p.m. With the
Honeys and Eddie and the Showmen. David Marks’s
final show in his first tenure with the band.

October 19, 1963
Saturday
31st Annual Y-Day
at the Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
10:00 a.m. to noon
With the Challengers, Mike Clifford, Keith Colley, the
Cornells, Vic Dana, Jan & Dean, Duane Eddy, the
Fleetwoods, the Honeys, the Mixtures, Paul Petersen,
the Routers, Bobby Rydell, Eddie and the Showmen,
Soupy Sales, Dodie Stevens, and the Surfaris. With
Muzzy Marcellino and his band, and the United States
Marine Corps Band. Emceed by Art Linkletter and
sponsored by the Hollywood chapter of the YMCA, the
Hollywood Advertising Club, and KFWB. Listen to the
audio to their set.


October 23, 1963
Wednesday
Gymnasium
Santa Maria High School
901 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
With the Honeys and Jan & Dean.

This poster and ticket are reproductions that were
included in the Honeys’ Definite album, Vol. II of the
Beach Boys’ Collector’s Series.
October 23 was a
Wednesday not a Friday.



October 31, 1963
Thursday
Loyola Carnival
Homecoming Week
Westchester Campus
Loyola Marymount University
Westchester, CA
7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Four Freshmen kicked off this Homecoming Week
on October 27.




Late October 1963Filming for
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
Celebrity Party
ABC-TV
This television special was filmed at Bob Marcucci’s
home on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills
section of Los Angeles, CA. Marcucci owned Chancellor
Records and managed Frankie Avalon and Fabian. The
telecast was scheduled to air November 23, but in
deference to President Kennedy’s assassination, was
rescheduled to November 30, 1963.


After October 31, 1963A Sacramento County
High School
A newspaper article, dated October 10, 1963, detailed a
three-week contest sponsored by radio station KXOA
for Sacramento County high schools in which the
school with the best attendance record would be
awarded a “rally during school hours with the Beach
Boys.” If this event occurred it most likely would have
taken place during a week day in November or
December 1963.
November 15, 1963
Friday
Grand Opening
Wallichs Music City
South Bay Shopping Center
Corner of Hawthorne
and Artesia Boulevards
Torrance, CA
Beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bob Crane, morning disc jockey on KNX in LA
and future star of Hogan’s Heroes. Artists included Dick
Dale, Vic Dana, Jan & Dean, Tony Jerome, Jack Jones &
Jones Trio, the Lennon Sisters, Trini Lopez, Rose Marie,
Gene McDaniels, Tim Morgan, Wayne Newton, Johnny
Prophet, the Righteous Brothers, Kay Starr, Dodie
tevens, the Surfaris, Bud and Travis, and the Ventures.
This event launched a ten-day celebration and featured
many Capitol recording artists. KFWB broadcast for
twenty-four hours beginning at midnight.


A white-label 45 rpm single — “Spirit of America” backed
with “Boogie Woodie” — was a give-away promotion
while supplies lasted.
The envelope title sleeve that
accompanied perhaps the first 100 copies is the
rarest Beach Boys sleeve.

November 16, 1963
Saturday
Monte Mart Department Store
Corner of East Alisal Street
and Sanborn Road
Salinas, CA
A free in-store appearance. After playing a few of their
hit songs, the power went out. Reportedly, they
soldiered on briefly before curtailing the show.
Beginning November 13, three days prior to their
appearance, the store offered autographed photos
of the band with each purchase of $3.78 in the shoe
department.


$3.78 for an autographed photo? 10 please!!

November 22, 1963
Friday
Dance & Show
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
824 E Street
between 8th and 9th Streets
Marysville, CA
8:30 p.m.
$1.50 advance
$2.00 at the door
With Freddie and the Statics.
Presented by Frederick Vail Productions.
Despite the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy earlier in the day, a decision was made
that the band should play this concert.

November 23, 1963
Saturday
Eagleson’s & Co.
801 K Street at 8th Street
Sacramento, CA
In deference to President Kennedy’s assassination on
November 22, this in-store appearance at a men’s
clothing store was postponed to December 21, 1963.
November 23, 1963
Saturday
Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA
In deference to President Kennedy’s assassination on
November 22, this concert was eventually postponed
to December 21, 1963. However, there exists a ticket
showing the original postponement date had been
December 19, 1963. Fred Vail Productions produced this
concert, allowing radio station KXOA to sponsor the
show in exchange for free promotional radio spots.


November 27, 1963
Wednesday
Battle of the Bands and dance
Rainbow Gardens
150 East Monterey Avenue
Pomona, CA
8:00 p.m. to midnight.
Murry Wilson was the head judge for a Battle of the
Bands. Competing for cash prizes and trophies were
the Lonnie and the Casuals, Johnny and the Accents,
Rod and the Drifters, Gene Gray and the Stingrays,
and the Satins. The Beach Boys did not participate.

November 29, 1963
Friday
National Guard Armory
43-143 North Jackson Street
Indio, CA
A handbill noted “their one and only Central Valley
appearance.”
November 30, 1963
Saturday
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
Celebrity Party
ABC-TV
1:30 p.m. on the West Coast
Filmed one evening in late October at Bob Marcucci’s
home on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills
section of Los Angeles. The telecast was originally
scheduled to air November 23, but was postponed to
November 30 in deference to President Kennedy’s
assassination.

Newspaper listings for this one-hour special included the Beach Boys, but they do not appear on the kinescope available on-line. Guests (in alphabetical order) included Nick Adams, John Ashley and Deborah Walley, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Bell, Jan Berry, the Challengers, Johnny Crawford, Jackie DeShannon, Dick and Dee Dee, Dick Dale, Judy Doll (Miss Teenage America), Shelley Fabares, Connie Francis, Bobby Freeman, Annette Funicello, Jill Gibson, George Hamilton, Jack Jones, Gene Kirkwood, Trini Lopez, Donna Loren, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Miller, Wayne Newton, Paul Petersen, Bobby Pickett, April Stevens & Nino Tempo, Connie Stevens and James Stacey, Dean Torrence, and Pat Woodell.
November 30, 1963
Saturday
The First Channel 18 Saturday Night
Bandstand Dance
Municipal Auditorium
555 West 6th Street
at North E Street
San Bernardino, CA
8:30 p.m. to midnight.
$4.00 per couple (advance); $4.50 (door)
Hosted by Jay Michael of KCHU-TV, channel 18,
which telecast the 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
segment live.

The first of twenty-six planned Saturday Night Bandstand Dances was scheduled for November 23 with Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, the Elliott Brothers Band (Disneyland’s Date Nite Band), the Torquays, and the Surfaris. In deference to the November 22 assassination of President Kennedy, organizers postponed the show and offered ticket holders a refund. On November 25, they announced the show would be held November 30 but only the Torquays could still keep the commitment. On November 26, organizers secured the Beach Boys and the Astronauts, and by November 30, the Dave Pell Octet. Tickets dated November 23 were honored. When Dick Dale rescheduled to December 14, with the Truants, stags were now welcome and the price had dropped to $1.50 per person.
c. Fall 1963 Stars of the Century Show
Orange Show Stadium
National Orange Show Fairgrounds
689 South East Street
at West Mill Street
San Bernardino, CA
Members of the Truants, a Redlands-based surf quartet,
recalled playing the Stars of the Century Show at the
National Orange Show Stadium in San Bernardino with the
Beach Boys, Safaris, Tornadoes, and Coasters. Despite the
Beach Boys national popularity at this time, there were no
newspaper advertisements. However, the November 22 San
Bernardino County Sun had an ad for a November 27 Dance
and Show at the Swing Auditorium at the National Orange
Show Fairgrounds featuring 15 Big Acts, but only listed Bob
B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, the Fabulous Coasters, and Don
Julien Dance Band.


December 20, 1963
Friday
Civic Auditorium
525 North Center Street
Stockton, CA
Unconfirmed.

December 21, 1963
Saturday
Eagleson’s & Co.
801 K Street (at 8th Street)
Sacramento, CA
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This personal appearance had been rescheduled from
November 23, in deference to President Kennedy’s
assassination. KXOA disc jockeys Dick “The Buffalo”
Burch, Gus “The Gopher,” and Johnny Gunn, known as
the Good Guys, emceed the personal appearance.
Customers who purchased an official “Surfer” shirt for
$6.98 could choose an autographed Surfer Girl album or a
$1.75 ticket to the concert that evening at the Sacramento
Memorial Auditorium.

December 21, 1963
Saturday
A Christmas Gala Concert
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Sacramento, CA
8:00 p.m.
$2.00 advance and $2.25 at the door.
This concert was rescheduled from November 23, in
deference to President Kennedy’s assassination. Presented
by Frederick Vail Productions and recorded for the Beach Boys
Concert album. It was Carl’s 17th birthday.


This photo was taken at the old Sacramento Municipal Field
the day after the concert.
Pictured with the band are Chase
Sanborn (eyeglasses), Capitol Records sales representative for
northern California. Fred Vail presents to Dennis an award
for the Beach Boys being the #1 Band in northern California in 1963.




December 27, 1963
Friday
The Terrace Ballroom
464 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT
$2.00 advance and $2.50 at the door.
Presented by radio station KNAK. The Terrace Ballroom was
operated by the Lagoon corporation who also owned the
amusement park. A newspaper advertisement noted “due
to the largest advance sale ever, the Beach Boys will play
Friday and Saturday.”





December 28, 1963
Saturday
The Terrace Ballroom
464 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT






December 31, 1963
Tuesday
Opening Night
The Cinnamon Cinder
1996 West Highland Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
With multiple artists.
Fred Vail drove home with Carl that evening and when
KFWB announced the #1 song for the year, it was
“Surfin’ U.S.A.”

1962 appearance with David Marks versus 1965 with Al Jardine. Note the change in instruments and how Dennis Wilson and his drum kit are elevated.

With appreciation to Ian Rusten for his generous sharing of additional shows he has unearthed.

1 Comment

  1. chris says

    Jim– this is a great addition to your website! Your wife did a great job of melding everything together to produce this display. You obviously have an amazing collection of memorabilia to choose from !! ( Can I get a personal tour of your “stuff”?? ) I’m happy you also chose to use a few pieces from my own collection on your site!

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