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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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Popsicle
Jan & Dean: Popsicle Art-Nr.: CDSC6240

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(2006/SUNDAZED) 12 tracks Assembled in the summer of '66 to coincide with 'Popsicle,' Jan & Dean's last great chart smash, the LP of the same name appeared mere months after Jan Berry's near-fatal car crash. The hybrid POPSICLE album is...
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Save For A Rainy Day   180 g Limited Edition
Jan & Dean: Save For A Rainy Day 180 g Limited Edition Art-Nr.: SLP5417

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(2012/SUNDAZED) 10 tracks, reissue of this 1966 album, recorded in a garage studio together with L.A.'s most celebrated session men!
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California Gold (2-LP) Cut-Out
Jan & Dean: California Gold (2-LP) Cut-Out Art-Nr.: LPPDL21071

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​(Pair) 17 Capitol masters- small cut on corner
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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 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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Ride The Wild Surf (LP)
Jan & Dean: Ride The Wild Surf (LP) Art-Nr.: LPC5562

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(1990/C5) 12 tracks, reproduction of the original 1964 album!
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Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Jan & Dean: Little Old Lady From Pasadena Art-Nr.: CDC5574

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(1991/C5) 12 tracks 1964 Liberty
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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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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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(Collectables) 2-Track Vinyl Single - With company sleeve, large center hole for the juke box!
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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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(United Artists) 2-Track Vinyl Single - Silver Spotlight Series - With company sleeve, large center hole for the juke box!
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Gold Super Disc (LP, Japan)
Jan & Dean: Gold Super Disc (LP, Japan) Art-Nr.: LPK28P9120

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(Liberty Records Japan) 16 Tracks - 1962-1966 - Extremely rare Japanese pressing!
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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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The Jan & Dean Sound (LP)
Jan & Dean: The Jan & Dean Sound (LP) Art-Nr.: LPDORE101

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(CP) 12 tracks, recorded 1959 and 1960 for the Dore label! Fantastic sound!
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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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(Maybellene) 2 tracks - Limited Edition (1.000) Picture Disc - small center
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Drag City (CD Album)
Jan & Dean: Drag City (CD Album) Art-Nr.: CDC5560

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(1990/C-Five) 12 tracks, rare CD, rare tracks! Reissue of the original 1964 Liberty LP!
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Command Performance Jan & Dean - Live in Person (Japan Vinyl-LP)
Jan & Dean: Command Performance Jan & Dean - Live in Person... Art-Nr.: LPK22P231

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(Liberty-Japan) 12 tracks
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Surf City (CD)
Jan & Dean: Surf City (CD) Art-Nr.: CD902504

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(Rainbow) 10 tracks
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S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1
Jan & Dean: S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1 Art-Nr.: 0010005

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(2000/CMusic Books) This 168 page (8x10 size, glossy coloured covered) book is VOLUME ONE of a two volume set that attempts to document once and for all, and place 'in perspective', the recording antics of the California twosome, Jan...
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Vol.2, Torrence Of Berry'd Treasures
Jan & Dean: Vol.2, Torrence Of Berry'd Treasures Art-Nr.: 0010020

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(2001/CMusic Books) Author:Stephen McParland This 100+ page glossy coloured coverd book compiles various articles detailing the proposed Jan & Dean film 'Easy Come - Easy Go,' in particular the on-set accident that brought the production...
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Dead Man's Curve-The New Girl In School - Popsicle (CD)
Jan & Dean: Dead Man's Curve-The New Girl In School -... Art-Nr.: CD18684

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(1996/One Way-CEMA) 25 Tracks - ​2 LPs on 1 CD
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Surf City & Folk & Roll (CD)
Jan & Dean: Surf City & Folk & Roll (CD) Art-Nr.: CD18685

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(1996/ONE WAY) 25 tracks - 2 original LPs plus bonus track
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Take Linda Surfin'& Ride The Wild Surf (CD)
Jan & Dean: Take Linda Surfin'& Ride The Wild Surf (CD) Art-Nr.: CD18686

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(1998) 25 tracks
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Gotta Take That One Last Ride
Jan & Dean: Gotta Take That One Last Ride Art-Nr.: CD18688

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​(1996/One Way Records) 24 tracks, two albums on one CD! This rarity includes some very rare Jan & Dean songs!
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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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The Heart & Soul Of...
Jan & Dean: The Heart & Soul Of... Art-Nr.: CD712112

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(2012/HALLMARK) 16 tracks - the rare early DORE recordings!
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