History — 1965

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

1965

• January 1965 — Liberty Records released the Command Performance LP.

Command Performance
“COMMAND PERFORMANCE” LP, 1965

January 1965 — The Ride the Wild Surf LP peaked on the national charts: #66 Billboard.

January 1965 — The Little Old Lady from Pasadena LP peaked on the national charts: #40 Billboard.

January 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared in the pilot for Dick Clark’s Where the Action Is.

Jan Berry and Bones Howe
JAN BERRY and Engineer BONES HOWE at Western Recorders, Studio 3, Circa 1965 — (Courtesy Bones Howe)

“Bucket ‘T'” by Ronny and the Daytonas — Jan’s Fifth “Outside” Chart Record as a Songwriter — (Cover)

January 1965 — “Bucket ‘T'” by Ronny and the Daytonas, co-written by Jan Berry, peaked on the national charts: #54 Billboard and #61 Cash Box.

• February 1965 — Liberty released “(Here They Come) From All Over the Word” . . . The theme from The TAMI Show.

From All Over the World
“FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD” Picture Sleeve, 1965

February 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the Lloyd Thaxton Show.

February 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the The Hollywood Palace.

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY Signing Autographs Outside the Hollywood Palace Theatre, 1965

March 1965 — Jan & Dean performed in Birmingham, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

• March-April 1965 — “(Here They Come) From All Over the Word” peaked on the national charts: #50 Cash Box and #56 Billboard.

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY — MEDICAL STUDENT — Publicity Photo with Pathology Textbook, 1965

April 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the Red Skelton Hour.

April 1965 — Liberty released “You Really Know How To Hurt a Guy.”

You Really Know How To Hurt a Guy
“YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO HURT A GUY” Picture Sleeve, 1965

May 1965 — Jan & Dean recorded ads for the Coca Cola Company.

May 1965 — Liberty released Jan & Dean’s Pop Symphony No. 1 (In 12 Hit Movements). Arranged and conducted by Jan Berry and George Tipton. This was a pet project of Jan’s, and he wrote the album’s liner notes.

Pop Symphony
“POP SYMPHONY ” LP, 1965

• May 1965 — The Command Performance LP peaked on the national charts: #33 Billboard and #42 Cash Box.

June 1965 — Jan & Dean performed at the Hollywood Bowl.

June 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the Celebrity Game.

June 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the Where the Action Is.

Jan & Dean — Where the Action Is, 1965
“WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 1965

June 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on It’s What’s Happening, Baby!

June-July 1965 — Jan & Dean performed at the Honolulu International Center in Hawaii.

July 1965 — Jan & Dean performed at the UPS Field House in Tacoma, Washington.

Jan Berry and Brian Wilson
JAN BERRY and BRIAN WILSON of the BEACH BOYS at a Capitol Records Party in 1965 — Published in “DUMB ANGEL #4: ALL SUMMER LONG (2005) — (Courtesy Capitol Records)

July 1965 — Jan & Dean performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.

July 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on Aloha A Go Go, a special edition of KHJ-TV’s Hollywood A Go Go, hosted by Sam Riddle. Filmed on location in Hawaii.

Hollywood A Go Go
“HOLLYWOOD A GO GO,” KHJ-TV

July 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on the Where the Action Is.

Jan & Dean — Where the Action Is, 1965
“WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 1965

July 1965 — Jan & Dean performed at Euclid Beach Park in Ohio.

July 1965 — “You Really Know How To Hurt a Guy” peaked on the national charts: #27 Billboard and #42 Cash Box.

Easy Come, Easy Go — Jan & Dean’s Feature film for Paramount and Dunhill

August 1965 — On the first day of shooting for Easy Come, Easy Go, Jan & Dean’s feature film for Paramount Pictures and Dunhill Productions, a railroad accident ended the project. The screenwriter was Maurice Richlin of The Pink Panther fame. Jan Berry suffered a severe compound fracture of his left leg when he jumped from a moving flatcar as it was rammed by a locomotive. Director Barry Shear suffered internal injuries. Seventeen film crew members and railroad employees suffered severe and minor injuries. Jan was rushed to Northridge Receiving Hospital, where doctors saved his leg. He remained in a cast for the rest of the year and into early 1966.

East Come, Easy Go
EASY COME. EASY GO, Jan & Dean’s Feature Film for Paramount Pictures and Dunhill Productions. Publicity Photo, 1965.
Railroad Accident, Jan & Dean, 1965
RAILROAD ACCIDENT site in Chatsworth. Location set for Jan & Dean’s film “EASY COME, EASY GO,” August 1965. Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.

• August 1965 — Liberty Records released the Golden Hits Volume 2 LP.

“GOLDEN HITS VOLUME 2” LP, 1965

September 1965 — Liberty released “I Found a Girl.”

October 1965 — Liberty released the Jan Berry solo single  “The Universal Coward” / “I Can’t Wait To Love You.”

The Universal Coward
JAN BERRY Solo Single, 1965

September 1965 — Jan & Dean appeared on  The Dean Martin Show.

• October-November 1965 — The Golden Hits Volume 2 LP peaked on the national charts: #71 Cash Box and #107 Billboard.

November 1965 — “I Found a Girl” peaked on the national charts: #30 Billboard and #39 Cash Box.

• November 1965 — Liberty Records released the Folk ‘n Roll LP.

Folk 'n Roll
“FOLK ‘N ROLL” LP, 1965

On the Run — Jan & Dean’s Second Television Pilot

• November 1965 — Jan & Dean began shooting for their television pilot On the Run, developed by the ABC network and Ashmont Productions. A live performance was filmed at the Civic Center in San Diego. Hal Blaine and members of the Wrecking Crew backed the guys, with George Tipton conducting. Bones Howe engineered from a remote truck.

On the Run — Jan & Dean Television Pilot
“ON THE RUN” — Jan & Dean Television Pilot, 1965

Dean Records with the Beach Boys

November 1965 — Capitol Records released the Beach Boys’ Party! LP, featuring Dean Torrence doubling the falsetto lead with Brian Wilson on “Barbara Ann.”

December 1965 — Capitol released “Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys, featuring Dean Torrence.

Beach Boys' Party! LP
“BEACH BOYS’ PARTY!” LP, 1965
“BARBARA ANN,” featuring DEAN TORRENCE, Picture Sleeve, 1965

December 1965 — Liberty released “A Beginning from An End.”

December 1965 — Jan & Dean headlined the Grand Opening of Dave Hull’s Hullabaloo Night Club in Hollywood (formerly the Moulin Rouge). Two live concerts were recorded which became the basis for Filet of Soul.

Hullabaloo Night Club
The HULLABALOO NIGHT CLUB,. KRLA Beat, December 25, 1965.

 

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