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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: 1966 concert
« Last post by Spazzatron on April 10, 2019, 12:47:44 PM »
I've thought about this before, and I think it would've had a significant impact on whether Jan & Dean continued into '67.  They were still a popular act and had a couple of Top Forty hits in '65, but their last entry in the Top Twenty had been 1964's Ride the Wild Surf.  To my thinking, regardless of how their television show was received by the public, if none of their new material could break into the Top 20 it would no longer be worth their time, and both Jan and Dean would probably move on.  They definitely had an opportunity to remake their brand and break back into the charts with their new show, but in early '66 they were still perceived as surf rock, which didn't help as that trend was losing interest.  The tv show could've helped to rebrand them as sunshine pop, promote new material, maybe bring in quality outside songwriters and increase their presence, all of which their act needed at this juncture.  Given that Popsicle hit #21 with no public support it was possible, but they needed the right material released at the right time or it just wasn't going to happen.  I've also read a story about Jan being incensed about J&D being placed beneath both Sonny & Cher and The Mamas & The Papas for their Hollywood Bowl appearance in '66, but this is the reality he was facing at the time of the accident.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: 1966 concert
« Last post by jdman on April 10, 2019, 04:16:36 AM »
Ok, I just found it in The Jan and Dean Record. April 5. Apparently, they were touring a lot. They had shows 3 or 4 nights in a row from Missouri to Ohio to Chicago. It was a Batman theme with the Markets.
What a life! Jan must've been miserable. All this and studying for Med School. and the kids were starting to lose interest. This had to be a tough period for Jan.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / 1966 concert
« Last post by jdman on April 09, 2019, 10:20:38 AM »
Someone posted on FB a story that he remembers a concert in April of 66. Jan and Dean with the Markets. He said only 100 people went. That surprises me. I know Jan and Dean were on a down turn right before the accident but they were only a year and a half removed from huge success and had a few top 30s in between. I guess kids had short memories back then
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by Spazzatron on April 02, 2019, 09:06:16 AM »
I have a good deal of footage of Jan and I working at Al's Red Barn studio recording Second Wave.  I can transfer it from VHS and upload it if there's enough interest in seeing it.

Rob


I am definitely interested.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by 1Jay1 on April 02, 2019, 08:26:12 AM »
Hi Rob, a proper release of that footage would be great, but in the meantime an upload would be much appriciated ;D ;D

Seriously, actual footage of Jan in the studio would be like Christmas coming early.


Thanks for the great music!
it would be like xmas, always wanted to see footage of jan in the studio.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by rob on April 01, 2019, 11:17:45 PM »
Thank you both for the encouragement, I'll see what I can find from my archives.  I shared some video with the Biography Channel when they did a J&D episode (and they used it), but other than that no one else has seen the footage of Jan working on Second Wave.  If I remember correctly most of the footage is of Jan practicing with me, singing at Al's white grand piano, as well as footage of him actually recording in the vocal booth.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by NateRuvin on April 01, 2019, 03:17:10 PM »
Hi Rob, a proper release of that footage would be great, but in the meantime an upload would be much appriciated ;D ;D

Seriously, actual footage of Jan in the studio would be like Christmas coming early.


Thanks for the great music!
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by 1Jay1 on April 01, 2019, 02:55:26 AM »
Hey rob. Why not join with mark moore bio on jan, and do a limited edition and add the dvd with the book, us fans could buy the just book, or book and dvd. (if the tapes play).
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« Last post by rob on April 01, 2019, 12:39:11 AM »
That's an interesting idea I'll think about some more.  First I'll need to check the tapes to ensure they're still playable...
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Favorite Jan solo's
« Last post by owen on March 31, 2019, 11:10:44 PM »
Mother Earth!

I wish that track was available legally somewhere, in a proper mix, not just on low quality bootlegs.
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