Jan and Dean
Their most popular singles were "Drag City" in 1963, "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" 1964, and "Dead Man's Curve" 1964. There last was invested into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 1972 "Torrence", won a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover for the psychedelic rock band .Pollution's first eponymous created in 1971 was an album that was nominated three other times in the same category for albums of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. William Jan Berry was born in Los Angeles, California April 3, 1941.William L. Berry born December 7, 1909, in The Bronx, NY.Berry and Torrence, both born in Los Angeles, California, met while students at Emerson Junior High School in Westwood, Los Angeles, and both were on the school's football team.
Event that propelled to artists fame
Jan and Dean reached their commercial peak in 1963 and 1964, after they met Brian Wilson. The duo got them a sixteen Top 40 hits on the Billboard and Cash Box magazine charts.Also they got a total of twenty-six chart hits over an eight-year period (1958–1966). Jan and Brian Wilson collaborated on roughly twelve hits and album cuts for Jan and Dean, including the number one national hit "Surf City", written by Brian Wilson, in 1963. Subsequent top 10 hits included "Drag City" in 1964, the eerily portentous "Dead Man's Curve" in 1964, and "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" in 1964.
- "Surf City"
- "The Little Old Lady"
- "Dead Mans Curf"
- "Drag City"
- "Baby Talk"
- "The New Girl In School"
- "Ride The Wild Surf"
Carnival of Sound
Save for a Rainy Day
Jan &Dean Sound
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena
Dead Man's Curve / The New Girl In School
Characteristics of Surf Rock
"The LIttle Old Lady From Pasedena"
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Fontenot, Robert. "Jan and Dean History, Charts, and Songs." N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.