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"The Jan & Dean Record": Book Release
« on: August 06, 2015, 01:47:24 PM »
The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances, and Chart Positions
By Mark A. Moore

Foreword by Brian Wilson

168 photos & illustrations; discography; appendices; bibliography; song index; general index; softcover, 454 pp., 8.5" x 11"

Cover photo by Kathy Torrence / Dean O. Torrence Private Collection





McFarland's Book Page:
http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9812-3

Amazon.com (U.S.):
http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/

Amazon.com (U.K.):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/

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https://www.facebook.com/jananddeanrecord

Video:
https://youtu.be/Axg7TeGoR1s

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http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/about-mcfarland/contact-us/publicity-inquiries/

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This is Jan Berry's biography. The book chronicles Jan Berry’s career as a songwriter and arranger—and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean and other acts—with day-by-day entries detailing recording sessions, single and album releases, concerts and appearances, film and television projects, behind-the-scenes business and legal matters, chart positions and more. Extensive commentary from Berry’s family, friends and colleagues is included. Studio invoices, contract details, tape box notes, copyright information and other particulars shed light on how music was made in the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s.

If you're a fan of the Wrecking Crew, this book is for you.

Also included is biographical information, plus full details of Jan's 1966 automobile accident and his return to the studio one year later.

The book is largely based on extensive primary source documentation, but it is fleshed out by commentary from various family members, colleagues, and friends. Many of these people are listed below (but there are also quotes from various others, and information from others in summary form).

JAN BERRY

DEAN TORRENCE

FAMILY: Bill Berry (father), Brian Berry (brother), Clara Berry (mother), Ken Berry (brother), Luana Berry (sister), Jan-Erik Mustad (cousin)

SCHOOLMATES: Dr. Vic Amira, Bob Conley, Sandra Ellsworth, Melanie Block Gottlieb, Tim Naegele, Diane Sappenfield, Dr. Steve Schonfield, Nancy Sinatra, Ernie Wiley

THE BARONS: Ron Kiino, John Seligman, John Venable

CREATIVE ASSOCIATES: Lou Adler, Dr. Don Altfeld, Steve Barri, Roger Christian, Vic Diaz, Jill Gibson, Arnie Ginsburg, Artie Kornfeld, Rob Kuropatwa, Joe Lubin, Jim Pewter, P. F. Sloan, Tom Sumner, George Tipton, Fred Wieder, Brian Wilson, Alan Wolfson

MUSICIANS: Frankie Avalon, Tom Bahler, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Mike Deasy, Micky Dolenz, John Grove, Ron Hicklin, Cliff Hugo, Peter Hume, Al Jardine, Ron Jeffrey, Bruce Johnston, Davy Jones, Carol Kaye, Brian Kilgore, Mike Kowalski, David Loe, Mike Love, Joe Middler, David Marks, Joe Osborn, Earl Palmer, Don Peake, John Pierce, Don Randi, Marilyn Wilson Rutherford, Rick Schlosser, Sid Sharp, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, Pete Townshend, Don Zirilli

ENGINEERS: Dayton "Bones" Howe, Harold "Lanky" Linstrot, Mark Wolfson

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATES: Alvin Bennett, Buzz Cason, Pierre Cossette, Kim Fowley, David Horowitz, Steve Kugel, Stan Oliver, Don Podolor, Irwin Z. Robinson, Gunther Schiff, Fred Vail, Murry Wilson

FILM and TELEVISION: Steve Binder, Dick Clark, Richard Compton, Bruce Davison, Richard Hatch, Lew Irwin, Paul Morantz, Bo Svenson, Dalene Young

MEDIA: Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, Dougal Butler, Pamela Des Barres

THERAPY and MEDICAL: Vivian Sheehan, Sandy Ward, Dr. Robert Waters, Various Medical Professionals

FRIENDS and ACQUAINTENCES: Bruce Abrams, Jeanette Andersen, Michael Barry, Brian Bruderlin, Jean Stout Burke, Suzanne Graeber, Stuart Hersh, Pam MacGregor, Mitsuru Ondo, Cameron Michael Parkes, Scott Paton, Denise Shannon, Michael Steinberg
 
 
 
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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 01:59:03 PM »
Mark that looks COOL !!!   Multiple orders coming from me.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 04:44:20 PM »
Fantastic!  Mark, I am looking forward to read the book.  I have just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon.  Gosh,  thank you very much!

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 08:32:54 PM »
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 09:15:06 PM »
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!

It did take too long, but unfortunately I was never able to work full-time on it. Too much other stuff going on.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 01:40:20 PM »
Oh Cool . Glad to see it will be out soon. Congrats.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 01:47:05 PM »
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!

It did take too long, but unfortunately I was never able to work full-time on it. Too much other stuff going on.

I guess that's the way it should be. Jan & Dean could only work on music part time so it makes sense that Jan Berry's historian could only work part time on the book. lol just kidding. I'm so excited that it finally got done. Thank you Mark for your hard work. By the way, love the cover and also love the fact that Brian Wilson is doing the forward.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 11:12:54 PM »
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, here is how the book is presented:

A detailed biographical Prologue sets the stage.

The main part of the book covers the period from 1958 through 1969.

A lengthy Epilogue covers the period from 1970 through 2004.


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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2015, 03:39:30 AM »
Just back from holiday and a great bit of news. Can't wait. It's advertised on Amazon UK so that's even better..

Mark what is the cover photo showing - is it a session and who are the girls?

Thanks an can't wait.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 04:21:36 PM »
Just back from holiday and a great bit of news. Can't wait. It's advertised on Amazon UK so that's even better..

Mark what is the cover photo showing - is it a session and who are the girls?

Thanks an can't wait.

I wanted a rare image of J&D together in the studio, and Dean was kind enough to license it to the publisher. I don't know the specific session, but it's 1966, and they're wearing their Batman pendants. I don't know who the girls are, but I'm sure Dean would be able to tell us.

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2015, 08:11:46 PM »
I think Jan is wearing the Batman pendant in this video, three days before the accident. Could he have been wearing it when he had the accident?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl4TAwggSKU


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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 07:24:44 PM »
Dean clarified the photo a bit. He said they visited Capitol Records' studio (their first time there, to the best of his recollection). He said the girls were daughters and a friend of one of the engineers (whose name he can't remember).

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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2015, 02:59:40 AM »
Fascinating.

It is sad that so much of the early sixties ws just not photographed. Nowadays everything is but back then it seems as though it was just not considered worth documenting recording sessions etc. I understand the contract complications too but consider how few photos there are of Jan and Brian Wilson together - and as far as I know - none in the studio together.

Great photo Mark and thanks



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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2015, 12:16:22 PM »
Me again! A real coup that you have Brian Wilson to do the introduction. Counting down the days.


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Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2015, 08:20:39 AM »
Me again - sorry!

Just wanted to say that the You Tube trailer is brilliant. Some incredible audio. It would be great to have some of the studio work and backing tracks released - and in such clean sound. I can only think of something similar to the Hang 50 DVD / CD set that included the Ride the Wild Surf sessions. Any thoughts Mark?