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JAN & DEAN => DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT => Topic started by: Mike1965 on April 27, 2016, 11:33:49 AM

Title: Dean's Book
Post by: Mike1965 on April 27, 2016, 11:33:49 AM
20% Off but you have to wait until September to get it!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surf-city-dean-torrence/1123511060?ean=9781590793954&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP668&k_clickid=3x668 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surf-city-dean-torrence/1123511060?ean=9781590793954&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP668&k_clickid=3x668)

Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Moon Dawg on May 17, 2016, 08:41:33 PM
  Looking forward to this one. The end of summer/beginning of fall will see autobiographies by a trio of Surf Rock legends: Dean Torrence, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: 1Jay1 on May 26, 2016, 06:38:30 AM
looking forward to Dean side of the Jan and dean story,

I'll contact our rock n roll Dj and see if he can do an interview for his show,when released
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: David Beard on June 14, 2016, 09:22:24 PM
That is not Dean's book … Not sure what it is, but I can promise it is not Dean's book. 

I thought it was as well, and erroneously reported that this was Dean's book.  Apologies to anyone who got the news from ESQ.

At present, Dean is still working on his book. 

On another subject, Dean and I just completed The Beach Boys 2016 Official Tour program together.  Dean supplied the cover art, as well as the airbrushed lyrics to the Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations" … I did the rest (40 pages).  Even though this program is being sold at Mike & Bruce shows, the content represents all members of The Beach Boys.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Admin on June 14, 2016, 11:08:59 PM
Congrats on the tour program, Dave.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: maryw7 on June 17, 2016, 07:41:33 PM
That is not Dean's book … Not sure what it is, but I can promise it is not Dean's book. 

I thought it was as well, and erroneously reported that this was Dean's book.  Apologies to anyone who got the new from ESQ.

At present, Dean is still working on his book. 

Is this the book you mean that is not Dean's book, David?
 
https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Jan-Dean-Story/dp/1590793951?ie=UTF8&dpID=416auvHkTYL&dpPl=1&keywords=Dean%20Torrence&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1459208087&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&ref_=redir_mobile_desktop&sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Jan-Dean-Story/dp/1590793951?ie=UTF8&dpID=416auvHkTYL&dpPl=1&keywords=Dean%20Torrence&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1459208087&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&ref_=redir_mobile_desktop&sr=1-1)

If it isn't written by Dean .... thanks for the info.  BUT ...how can someone on Amazon say it is written by Dean Torrence ....AND it is NOT?!!
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: David Beard on June 19, 2016, 12:42:36 PM
There is only one book listed on Amazon.  It is not Dean's book. 

I have no idea how that book can say that.  Someone is clearly taking liberties.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Admin on June 21, 2016, 08:59:27 PM
The Perseus Books Group listing features a better front cover:

http://search.perseusbooksgroup.com/book/paperback/surf-city/9781590793954 (http://search.perseusbooksgroup.com/book/paperback/surf-city/9781590793954)
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: surferbee on June 22, 2016, 12:25:05 PM
This all seems very odd. Is this Jan and Dean's story but with a focus on Dean? The cover is ambiguous. It suggests BY Dean T but could be about him - if so no author is credited. Very strange. Blurb too doesn't quite give it away,

Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: 2dean2 on June 23, 2016, 11:49:03 AM
A Title in one spot a name in another they are implying it is written by Dean Torrence.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Mike1965 on June 23, 2016, 03:36:58 PM
The picture used is one that I have never seen before.  It is a different angle I believe of the commonly published picture. Kind of a mystery.


Surf City

The Jan and Dean Story

By Dean Torrence   
Description

The Jan and Dean Story is a personal story of the iconic musician and entrepreneur Dean Torrence. As a memoir The Jan and 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 and 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 and 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.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Admin on July 10, 2016, 09:46:35 AM
It's Dean's book:

https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Jan-Dean-Story/dp/1590793951/ (https://www.amazon.com/Surf-City-Jan-Dean-Story/dp/1590793951/)
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: surferbee on July 10, 2016, 11:00:33 AM
Not sure how this fits in with David Beard's comments. Amazon UK have a new cover picture a la Surf City - Take Linda Surfing album shots.

The blurb now calls it a 'memoir' - that seems clear: Dean's memoirs.



Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Admin on July 10, 2016, 11:59:15 AM
Not sure how this fits in with David Beard's comments. Amazon UK have a new cover picture a la Surf City - Take Linda Surfing album shots.

The blurb now calls it a 'memoir' - that seems clear: Dean's memoirs.


It's the same listing that's been on Amazon since the book was first listed. It looks like the publisher initially made its listing (on several sites) with a dummy cover and then updated it.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: surferbee on July 11, 2016, 11:05:37 AM
Nothing on Dean's website. For me this adds to the mystery!
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: owen on July 12, 2016, 02:19:59 AM
I am not sure there is a mystery :)

Yesterday Dean Torrence posted this on Facebook in his official account: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence/posts/1180695815308620 (https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence/posts/1180695815308620)

so Dean thinks that it is his book :)
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: surferbee on July 12, 2016, 04:54:33 AM
Aha! Thanks.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: Admin on July 12, 2016, 05:45:52 AM
I am not sure there is a mystery :)

Yesterday Dean Torrence posted this on Facebook in his official account: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence/posts/1180695815308620 (https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence/posts/1180695815308620)

so Dean thinks that it is his book :)

David Beard operates Dean's Facebook page.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: jdman on July 12, 2016, 07:57:34 AM
Wow! This is really confusing lol

I'm looking forward to it. I just hope Dean combines his memory with the facts. I'm sure it will be a great book!
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: 1Jay1 on August 26, 2016, 08:17:02 AM
I m confused, is this book by dean??
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: AlJolson59 on October 05, 2016, 07:53:27 AM
I really enjoyed this book... an exciting ride with some amazing stories I've never heard, including Elvis, early tour shenanigans, the full stories of the TV pilot, Easy Come, Easy Go film, Manson (yes, that Manson), behind the scenes on the TV movie and the 79-81 tours.  The story is told with a riveting sense of detail, a "you are there" approach that really gives you a sense of what it was like to be in the room at the time, and a profound look at the depth of Jan & Dean's friendship.  Dean's sense of comic timing is present through out.  I can best describe it as joyful, for the most part, but with some tough, emotional moments later on.  The ending is heartfelt and uplifting, a moment of redemption that will bring a tear to your eye.  I can't recommend it highly enough.
Title: Re: Dean's Book
Post by: jdman on October 06, 2016, 05:33:13 AM
I can't wait to read it. I'm listening to the interview and it really sounds like Dean doesn't really remember things very well. So I guess this book should be read for entertainment purposes more than historical accuracy. Would ya'll agree??