Jan Berry At a Glance

JAN BERRY AT A GLANCE
By Mark A. Moore, author of The Jan & Dean Record

1941

Jan Berry

Birth — April 3, 1941, Los Angeles, California

1958

Jan & Arnie — April-December 1958

Top 10 Records with Jan & Arnie — 1

Chart Records with Jan & Arnie — 2

1959-1966

UCLA — Enrolled in college in 1959

Jan & Dean — May 1959-April 1966

Chart Records with Jan & Dean — 26

Top 10 Songs with Jan & Arnie and Jan & Dean —7, as charted by Billboard and Cash Box

Top 40 Songs with Jan & Arnie and Jan & Dean —16, including seven Top 10, as charted by Billboard and Cash Box

Chart Albums — 10, including five Top 40, as charted by Billboard and Cash Box

Chart Records As A Songwriter Outside of Jan & Arnie and Jan & Dean — 5 — Billy Ward & His Dominoes (1958); the Angels (1963); the Rip Chords (1964); Johnny Crawford (1964); Ronny and the Daytonas (1965); the Who (1966)

Songwriting and/or Arrangements and Productions Outside of Jan & Dean Billy Ward & His Dominoes (1958, w); The Glens (1960, w); Pixie (1961, w, a, p); “Girl Group” Sessions (1962, a, p); Deane Hawley (1962, a); Judy & Jill (1962-63, w, a, p); the Angels (1963, w); Ronnie Height (1963, a, p); the Matadors (1963-64, w, a, p); Sonny Curtis (1963, a); Shelley Fabares (1964, w); Jill Gibson (1964, a, p); the Rip Chords (1964, w); Johnny Crawford (1964, w, a, p); Ronny and the Daytonas (1965, w) *

1961

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY

Staff Songwriter and Record Producer for Nevins-Kirshner Associates — Signed in September 1961; Writer and arranger for Jan & Dean; Writer, arranger, and producer for other artists

1962

Producer for Jan & Dean — Production reins and creative control, December 1962

1963

Staff Songwriter and Record Producer for Screen Gems-Columbia Music — Signed in June 1963; Writer, arranger, and producer for Jan & Dean and other artists

Surf Scene — First television pilot, October 1963

California College of Medicine — Enrolled in medical school in September 1963

1964

Music In Film — “Come On, Let Yourself Go,” The Matadors; Co-writer, Arranger, and Producer; The New Interns, Columbia Pictures, July 1964

Music In Film — “Ride the Wild Surf,” Jan & Dean; Co-writer, Arranger, and Producer; Ride the Wild Surf, Columbia Pictures, August 1964

The TAMI Show — Jan & Dean hosted and performed, October 1964

1965

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY

Pop Symphony — May 1965

Berry Enterprises Ltd. — Production company, August 1965

Easy Come, Easy Go — Feature film for Paramount Pictures and Dunhill Productions, August 1965

On the Run — Second television pilot,  November 1965- February 1966

1966

J&D Records — March-April 1966

Automobile Accident — April 12, 1966

1967-1968

First Stage Appearance after the Car Accident — With Deane Hawley at The Other Place in Hollywood (guest recognition), February 1967

Carnival of Sound — Written, arranged, and produced between April 1967 and October 1968

1972-1978

Jan Berry
JAN BERRY

Solo Recording Artist —Ode Records and A&M Records, 1972-78

• First International Surfer’s StompFirst public appearance by Jan & Dean after Jan’s 1966 car accent; Lip-sync to recording, Hollywood Palladium, August 1973

First Live Performance by Jan & Dean after Jan’s 1966 Car Accident — First performance backed by a live band, with Jan singing; The Palomino night club in Hollywood, guest appearance with Dean Torrence and Papa Doo Run Run, June 1976

Solo Touring Artist — Downing, Tripp, and Middler; The Aloha Band, 1977-78

Deadman’s Curve — Film biography, 1978

Guest Appearances and the Brooklyn Fox Reunion —Jan & Dean with Celebration, the Aloha Band, and the Beach Boys, 1978

1979-1981

First Jan & Dean Touring Reunion — With Papa Doo Run Run (1979-80) and the Bel Air Bandits (1981)

1981-1983

Breakup — Separate paths, 1981

Solo Touring Artist — The Aloha Band, 1982-83

Limited Jan & Dean Reunion — 1983

1984-1989

Second Jan & Dean Touring Reunion — 1984-1989

Solo Touring Artist — The Aloha Band, 1984-86

Port to Paradise — Jan & Dean, 1986

China Tour — Jan & Dean, 1986

1990-1999

Jan & Dean Touring — 1990-1999

Marriage — 1991

Second Wave — 1997

VH1’s Behind the Music — 1998

2000s

Final Concerts — 2000-2004

A&E’s Biography — 2002

Death — March 26, 2004, Los Angeles, California

Grammy Hall of Fame — Co-writer of “Dead Man’s Curve,” inducted in 2008

* w – Writer | a – Arranger | p – Producer

 

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