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Jan & Dean: The Story (CD plus CD ROM)

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  • Interpret: Jan & Dean

  • Album titlle: The Story (CD plus CD ROM)

  • Year of publication 2000
  • Label DISKY

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724357622103

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Jan & Dean - The Story (CD plus CD ROM) CD 1
01 Jennie Lee Jan & Dean
02 Gas Money Jan & Dean
03 Baby Talk Jan & Dean
04 There's A Girl Jan & Dean
05 Clementine Jan & Dean
06 We Go Together Jan & Dean
07 Gee Jan & Dean
08 Heart And Soul Jan & Dean
09 Tennessee Jan & Dean
10 Linda Jan & Dean
11 Surf City Jan & Dean
12 Honolulu Lulu Jan & Dean
13 Drag City Jan & Dean
14 Dead Man's Curve Jan & Dean
15 The New Girl In School Jan & Dean
16 The Little Old Lady From Pasadena Jan & Dean
17 Ride The Wild Surf Jan & Dean
18 The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Jan & Dean
19 Book Review And Timing Association Jan & Dean
20 Sidewalk Surfin' Jan & Dean
Jan & Dean Think of 1960s 'surfer' music and two groups immediately come to mind: The... more
"Jan & Dean"

Jan & Dean

Think of 1960s 'surfer' music and two groups immediately come to mind: The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. Jan Berry was half of the duo and sang lead on The Beach Boys' 1966 hit Barbara Ann.

Jan Berry was born in Los Angeles on April 3, 1941. In high school he met Arnie Ginsburg and Dean Torrance. The trio formed a musical group, The Barons, and Berry and Ginsburg began writing songs. In 1958, Jennie Lee, an ode to an LA stripper, was recorded in Jan's garage. Credited to Jan & Arnie, it became a hit, reaching #8 on the Pop Chart. One more Jan & Arnie side followed before the Jan & Dean line-up rolled up 24 chart singles. Their hits ended in 1966, a few months after Jan was left in a coma after wrecking his car speeding through Dead Man's Curve.

What inspired Berry and co-writer Jill Gibson to respond to Buffy Sainte-Marie's anti-war anthem, Universal Soldier, is unclear. Both the Donovan and Glen Campbell versions of the song were on the charts in fall '65, but neither sparked the kind of controversy that Eve Of Destruction did. When he co-wrote The Universal Coward, Jan had no direct stake in the Vietnam War. He had no military background, unlike Dean, who had done an Army Reserve stint. So it's interesting that Dean was sufficiently put off by the lyrics of Coward… that he did not want his name on the label. 

Jan & Dean made a comeback in the late '70s on the back of the made-for-TV biopic 'Dead Man's Curve.' While there were no new records produced, the duo performed their hits on the 'oldies' circuit.

Jan Berry died of a seizure on March 26, 2004

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