An early use of California Grotesk titles the monaural cover of The Beach Boys’ last intended summer-themed release and their 6th studio album, released on July 13, 1964 on Capitol Records. No cover designer credited. Photography by Capitol Photo Studio, George Jerman, Ken Veeder, with images taken in Paradise Cove, California. In supporting roles: Italic caps from Univers and Trade Gothic for the song titles, Venus Light Extended for “High Fidelity”, and Futura Bold for “File under”.
California Grotesk wasn’t yet included in Lettergraphics’ 1968 and 1969 catalogs (although a similar face named Radius was). Chances are that the font in use here in something else, probably Europa Gothic/Grotesk Europa by Techni-Process, see Europa Grotesque.