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Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:38:47 AM »
In the mid 60s  Jan & Dean, along with many other artists, recorded commercials for Coca-Cola.  The commercials would reflect the artist's "sound", but would segue into the standard "Things Go Better With Coca-Cola..." slogan.

I always enjoyed Jan & Dean's commercial, which seemed to be adapted from "Surfin WIld".  Does anyone (i.e., Mark A Moore) know anything about these spots?  Specifically:

(1) Approximately when were they recorded? 

(2) It sounds very much like a Jan Berry production.  Is that true?

(3) Did Jan (perhaps with some help from his cadre of cowriters) write the lyrics?

(4) Who does the voiceover on the intro?  It sounds like Gary Owens.

In any event, it's a neat little jingle and a nice addition to Jan & Dean's recorded legacy.

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Re: Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 10:35:53 AM »
Just going from memory I think the voice over was done by Cousin Brucie

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Re: Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 02:00:46 PM »
FYI,  Mark told me those were recorded in May 1965.

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Re: Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 07:02:42 AM »
I suspect that Dean didn't sing on these commercials, but I could be wrong.  The falsetto sounds like it might've been done by Bones Howe, Steve Barri, or Phil Sloan to me.

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Re: Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 08:10:23 PM »

The falsetto on the Coke jingles is Phil Sloan.

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Re: Jan & Dean Coca-Cola Commercials
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 05:18:29 AM »
Thanks, Mark!  I was wondering who that was.  Didn't Jan & Dean do one Coke jingle in 1964 and a second one in '65?