History — 1960

JAN BERRY — A SELECTED TIMELINE
By Mark A. Moore, author of The Jan & Dean Record

1960

January 1960 —Jan & Dean performed at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz and on Wink Martindale’s Dance Party.

JAN BERRY and JILL GIBSON, 1960
JAN BERRY and JILL GIBSON, Fiji Alley Party, 1960 — © Jill Gibson

February 1960 — Doré Records released “White Tennis Sneakers.”

JAN BERRY and JILL GIBSON, 1960
JAN BERRY and JILL GIBSON, Fiji Formal, Spring 1960 — © Jill Gibson

• February 1960 — Jan was initiated into the the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at UCLA. Nicknamed “Fiji,” the fraternity gave name to Jan’s personal music publishing company, Fiji Music.

Jan & Dean with actress Shelley Fabares
Actress SHELLEY FABARES with JAN BERRY and JAN & DEAN, 1960 — Photos by Eddie Colbert.

February-March 1960“Clementine” peaked on the national charts: #65 Billboard and #88 Cash Box.

March 1960 — Doré Records released the Jan & Dean LP, also known as The Jan & Dean Sound.

Jan & Dean
“JAN & DEAN” LP, 1960

May 1960 — Doré released “We Go Together.”

We Go Together
“WE GO TOGETHER” Picture Sleeve, 1960

June 1960 —Jan & Dean performed at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades.

July 1960 —Dot Records issued a single and EP featuring several sides by Jan & Arnie from 1958.

Jan & Arnie
JAN & ARNIE, Dot Records EP Picture Cover, 1960

August 1960 —Jan & Dean performed at the Wisconsin State Fair.

September 1960 —Jan & Dean performed at Grosinger’s Catskill Resort in New York.

September 1960“We Go Together” peaked on the national charts: #39 Cash Box and #53 Billboard.

Jan & Dean, Movie Teen Illustrated, 1960
JAN & DEAN, “Movie Teen Illustrated Magazine,” 1960

October 1960 — Doré released “Gee.”

October 1960 — Jan & Dean performed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

December1960“Gee” peaked on the national charts: #81 Billboard.

Jan & Dean, Gee, 1960
JAN & DEAN, Picture Sleeve for “GEE,” 1960

 

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