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Jan & Dean S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1

S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1
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Jan & Dean: S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1

(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 Berry and Dean Torrence. Based on first person interviews with just about everyone who was involved in creating the 'California Sound', each volume contains over 40 pages of notes, reference material and 6 pages of photos and an index. Volume on covers the period from Jennie Lee to Sidewalk Surfin'.

Artikeleigenschaften von Jan & Dean: S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1

  • Interpret: Jan & Dean

  • Albumtitel: S.McParland:In Perspective 1958-68 Vol.1

  • Artikelart Bücher/Books

  • Music Genre Special
  • Music Style Special
  • Music Sub-Genre 861 Book-Sale/Rock Pop Diverse
  • Label CMusic Books

  • EAN: 4000127736420

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.500

Interpreten-Beschreibung "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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