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Jan & Dean

Man denke an die "Surfer"-Musik der 1960er Jahre und an zwei Gruppen, die sofort in den Sinn kommen: Die Beach Boys und Jan & Dean. Jan Berry war die Hälfte des Duos und sang die Hauptrolle bei The Beach Boys' 1966 Hit Barbara Ann.

Jan Berry wurde am 3. April 1941 in Los Angeles geboren. In der High School traf er Arnie Ginsburg und Dean Torrance. Das Trio bildete eine Musikgruppe, The Barons, und Berry und Ginsburg begannen, Songs zu schreiben. 1958 wurde Jennie Lee, eine Ode an eine LA-Stripperin, in Jans Garage aufgenommen. Jan & Arnie zuerkannt, wurde es ein Hit und erreichte Platz 8 in der Pop-Charts. Eine weitere Jan & Arnie-Seite folgte, bevor das Jan & Dean Line-Up 24 Chartsingles aufrollte. Ihre Hits endeten 1966, einige Monate nachdem Jan im Koma lag, nachdem er sein Auto zerstört hatte, als er durch die Kurve von Dead Man's raste.

Was Berry und die Co-Autorin Jill Gibson dazu inspirierte, auf Buffy Sainte-Maries Anti-Kriegshymne Universal Soldier zu antworten, ist unklar. Sowohl die Donovan- als auch die Glen Campbell-Version des Songs waren im Herbst'65 in den Charts, aber keiner von beiden löste die Art von Kontroverse aus, die Eve Of Destruction hatte. Als er den Universal Coward mitschrieb, hatte Jan keine direkte Beteiligung am Vietnamkrieg. Er hatte keinen militärischen Hintergrund, im Gegensatz zu Dean, der einen Einsatz in der Armeereserve gemacht hatte. Es ist also interessant, dass Dean durch die Texte von Coward ausreichend abgeschreckt wurde.... dass er seinen Namen nicht auf dem Label haben wollte.

Jan & Dean feierten Ende der 70er Jahre ein Comeback auf der Rückseite des TV-Biopics "Dead Man's Curve". Obwohl es keine neuen Platten gab, spielte das Duo seine Hits auf der Oldies-Schaltung.

Jan Berry starb am 26. März 2004 an einem Anfall.

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Surf City (CD) Jan & Dean: Surf City (CD) Art-Nr.: CD902504

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Surf City - Little Deuce Coupe (7inch, 45rpm, Picture Disc) Jan & Dean: Surf City - Little Deuce Coupe (7inch, 45rpm,... Art-Nr.: 45MAYBE73

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Jennie Lee - Ride The Wild Surf (7inch, 45rpm) Jan & Dean: Jennie Lee - Ride The Wild Surf (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45COL6181

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Honolulu Lulu - Sidewalk Surfin' (7inch, 45rpm) Jan & Dean: Honolulu Lulu - Sidewalk Surfin' (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45XW093

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Linda - New Girl In School (7inch, 45rpm) Jan & Dean: Linda - New Girl In School (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45XW090

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Drag City - Dead Man's Curve (7inch, 45rpm) Jan & Dean: Drag City - Dead Man's Curve (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45X092

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Surf City - Ride The Wild Surf (7inch, 45rpm) Jan & Dean: Surf City - Ride The Wild Surf (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45X091

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Gold Super Disc (LP, Japan) Jan & Dean: Gold Super Disc (LP, Japan) Art-Nr.: LPK28P9120

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Ride Wild Surf - Little Old Lady From Pasadena (CD) Jan & Dean: Ride Wild Surf - Little Old Lady From Pasadena... Art-Nr.: CD005520

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The Original (CD) Jan & Dean: The Original (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTO860162

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Golden Summer Days (CD) Jan & Dean: Golden Summer Days (CD) Art-Nr.: CDVSD5727

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Surf City - The Very Best Of (CD) Jan & Dean: Surf City - The Very Best Of (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP92772

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(1990/EMI-USA) 22 tracks
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The Very Best Of Jan And Dean (CD) Jan & Dean: The Very Best Of Jan And Dean (CD) Art-Nr.: CDAX70115

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The Best Of Jan & Dean (CD) Jan & Dean: The Best Of Jan & Dean (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP7468852

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(1988/EMI-USA) 10 tracks
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Drag City - Pop Symphony No.1 (CD) Jan & Dean: Drag City - Pop Symphony No.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD18839

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​(Cema Special Markets) 26 tracks - Two original Jan & Dean LP albums from 1963 and 1965
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Dead Man's Curve - The New Girl In School '64 Stereo (LP) Jan & Dean: Dead Man's Curve - The New Girl In School '64... Art-Nr.: LPC5550

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(1990/C5) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the 1964 Liberty album!
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The Complete Liberty Singles (2-CD) Jan & Dean: The Complete Liberty Singles (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCCM949

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(2008/CCM) 42 tracks 1962-66, all A and B-sides in its original mixes. With 20 page booklet - essential!
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Ride The Wild Surf - Folk'n'Roll (CD) Jan & Dean: Ride The Wild Surf - Folk'n'Roll (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO636

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(2004/BGO) 24 tracks, original 1964-1965 Liberty recorings. Slipcase packaging with 12 page booklet.
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Surf City - Dead Man's Curve-The New Girl In School (CD) Jan & Dean: Surf City - Dead Man's Curve-The New Girl In... Art-Nr.: CDBGO633

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Ride The Wild Surf (LP) Jan & Dean: Ride The Wild Surf (LP) Art-Nr.: LPC5562

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Carnival Of Sound - plus Deluxe Edition - The Legendary Unissued Album (CD) Jan & Dean: Carnival Of Sound - plus Deluxe Edition - The... Art-Nr.: CDRHM521476

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(Rhino) 29 tracks 1966-68 (79:19) digipac with a stunning 32 page booklet. Jan Berry’s Carnival Of Sound — a collection of music he finished in 1968 (after his near-fatal automobile accident on April 12, 1966) — is astonishing . . ....
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Save For A Rainy Day (CD) Jan & Dean: Save For A Rainy Day (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSC11035

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When Jan Berry was injured in a terrible auto accident in 1966, partner Dean Torrence did his best to keep the duo’s name alive. Though released under the Jan & Dean moniker, Save for a Rainy Day was solely Torrence’s creation. A concept...
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The Very Best Of (CD) Jan & Dean: The Very Best Of (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3119752

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(2005/EMI) 20 tracks Capitol 1962-65 with 8 page booklet - special price.
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Surf City (CD Album) Jan & Dean: Surf City (CD Album) Art-Nr.: CDC5585

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(1992/C-Five Records) 12 tracks. Reissue of the original 1964 Vinyl LP album!
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