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jdman

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April 12th
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:35:14 am »
52 years ago! Jan crashed his car into a parked truck. Although it ended Jan & Dean as hit making artists, his music was still heard in the Mamas and the Papas, The Turtles, the Grass Roots, etc.

Deadman's Curve forever!

RIP Jan

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Re: April 12th
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 09:19:34 am »
Just left the Caribbean island of Antigua on April 12th with Jan in my thoughts. Does anybody remember that day in 1966? It happened 4 days after my 11th birthday. A friend and fellow J&D fan told me that he heard Jan was in a car accident. How he knew, I'll never know. The Anthology album included a copy of the newspaper article which confirmed what my friend told me 6 years earlier.

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Re: April 12th
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 11:00:20 am »
I don't think it was huge news at the time. He didn't die. He was just injured.
I don't believe people understood the severity until later.
Had he passed away that day, I think the news would have spread all over.