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Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:22:58 AM »
Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
by Dean Torrence

Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Jan-Dean-Story/dp/1590793951

From the publisher . . .

The Jan & Dean Story is a personal story of the iconic musician and entrepreneur Dean Torrence. As a memoir The Jan & Dean Story has elements of humor, tragedy and redemption. It tells their story from the early high school friendship struck up between Jan Berry and Dean Torrence and their ascent to the dizzying heights of stardom riding the crest of the “surf” craze. The Jan & Dean Story is as much about the culture of the 1960s as it is about music. Dean has lived an incredible life and continues to promote a lifestyle and surf culture that is now universally admired and followed throughout the world.

The story also recounts Jan’s tragic car accident and his ability to recover enough to continue to perform will be inspiring to many readers even those not familiar with surf music. For pop culture addicts and music buffs alike this book is indispensable. As early teen icons, Jan & Dean left an indelible mark on the music of the 60’s and the American psyche.

Dean Torrence is still touring and creating music and often appears with the Beach Boys and other groups from the heyday of surf music.

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 10:31:42 PM »
Here's the cover of Dean's book . . . as posted on Mike Love's Facebook page:


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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 01:20:10 AM »
Thanks! I'm looking forward to this book

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 08:16:04 AM »
I thought the dean book was not by him,was I thinking of another book?

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 04:30:45 PM »
Order an autographed copy here:

http://www.surfcityallstars.com/store.html

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 09:27:25 AM »
SelectBooks, Inc. Announces the Paperback Release of "Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story" by Dean Torrence:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3055981

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 01:22:57 PM »
Dean Torrence has a new interview with Phil Miglioratti (Pray for Surf) promoting Dean’s new memoir, “Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story.” There’s a brief discussion of Mark A. Moore’s new book “The Jan & Dean Record,” beginning at 59:23. Check it out:

https://archive.org/embed/DeanTorrenceOct32016

"I liked it a lot. . . . [Mark A. Moore] did a lot of research. And I actually used it to come up with specific dates and stuff that I didn’t remember, for my book. So it became very helpful to me, at least to make it a little bit more detailed by knowing the actual date that something happened. So I thanked him for that. . . . [The Jan & Dean Record] was a lot of work. . . . God, it made me tired just reading it."

Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean
Interview with Phil Miglioratti (Pray for Surf), October 3, 2016

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 12:18:25 PM »
Dean Torrence Book Reveals Wild Ride of Surf Duo
By Scott Paton

http://bestclassicbands.com/dean-torrence-book-review-10-6-16/

Scott Paton is also quoted in The Jan & Dean Record by Mark A. Moore

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 06:57:24 PM »
Dean Torrence interview with David Beard (Good Vibrations Podcast). The Jan & Dean Record is mentioned briefly near the end.

https://www.mixcloud.com/Good_Vibes50/good_vibes_dean_torrence/

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 04:57:50 AM »
Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean is our guest for part 1 (or 2) of our interview on Catching A Wave radio show! We discuss his new book, "KJAN", The Laurels original of "Baby Talk", hearing The Beach Boys for the first time, "Barbara Ann" and more! We also hear tracks from Dick Dale, The Lively Ones, Link Wray, The Atlantics and Deke Dickerson with Los Straitjackets!!
http://catchingawaveradio.blogspot.com/2016/11/dean-torrence-interview-part-1-catching.html

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 09:14:43 PM »
Nice interview, James.

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 03:51:05 AM »
Hear part 2 with Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean on this week's Catching A Wave radio show! We discuss the T.A.M.I. Show, working with Steve Martin early on, Kittyhawk design, Jan & Dean TV pilot vs. The Monkees, being on stage with The Beach Boys and more! Plus, we tunes from Duane Eddy, The Belairs, Dennis Wilson, Hal Blaine and Ramones (covering Jan & Dean)!!
http://catchingawaveradio.blogspot.com/2016/11/dean-torrence-part-2-catching-wave-11.html

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2016, 04:21:07 PM »
Dean Torrence interview with Rich Patterson

KISN 95.1 FM

https://youtu.be/UpavxSkfw9U

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 05:38:32 AM »
Thanks! Enjoyed every minute of this program.

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Re: Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2016, 05:15:07 AM »
Wow, Dean admitted he wasn't on Jennie Lee!! For some reason, that makes me happy. Thanks Dean