News item: Brian Wilson will rejoin the Beach Boys to make a 50th anniversary album and go on tour. They will appear at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 and begin the tour in New Orleans in late April.
The band, then called the Pendletones, formed in the Wilsons' home in Hawthorne in 1961. Their first paying gig was at a Ritchie Valens Memorial Dance at the Long Beach Memorial Auditorium that New Year's Eve (suggested donation for admission: $1.) Drummer Dennis Wilson drowned in Marina del Rey in 1983. Lead guitarist Carl Wilson died of brain and lung cancer in 1988.
After the jump, the Beach Boys at the T.A.M.I. Show at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October, 1964.