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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / When the saints
« Last post by 1Jay1 on March 26, 2019, 08:37:08 AM »
Was the song when the saints go marching in, a regular song they done as part of the live act, as i ve never seen a version on any album. 
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RIP HAL BLAINE (1929-2019)
« Last post by 1Jay1 on March 20, 2019, 11:56:25 AM »
Its another great loss to the music world, i heard due to technology hal didnt drum in the 80s very much, why didnt jan and dean use hal for live work,and give him a living, and other artist whose tracks he played on.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: fun question about the movie "Christine"
« Last post by Surfermike on March 19, 2019, 05:15:05 AM »
Thanks for that info Mark. I guess its been 36 years since I read Christine. I forgot that Stephen King included all the rock references.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: fun question about the movie "Christine"
« Last post by jdman on March 19, 2019, 05:04:32 AM »
Fantastic!! Well I guess that answers my question. No doubt about it in my mind. There is a connection to Jan and Arnie(Dean) by using the main characters names as a Jan & Arnie / Jenny Lee reference. Thanks for sharing that Mark!
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: fun question about the movie "Christine"
« Last post by Mark A. Moore on March 18, 2019, 06:38:33 PM »
Stephen King is my all-time favorite author, and Christine (1983) ranks among my favorite King novels, along with The Shining (1977) and Pet Sematary (1983).

Jan Berry and Jan & Dean are mentioned in the novel Christine. King quotes song lyrics at the beginning of each chapter . . . including "Surf City" (Chapter 5) and "Dead Man's Curve" (Chapter 49).

And King mentions Jan specifically in the "Author's Note":

Lyrics quotes in this book are assigned to the singer (or singers, or group) most commonly associated with them. This may offend the purist who feels that a song lyric belongs more to the writer than the singer. What you have done, the purist might argue, is akin to ascribing the works of Mark Twain to Hal Holbrook. I don't agree. In the world of popular song, it is as the Rolling Stones say: the singer, not the song. But I thank them all, writers and singers - most particularly Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, of Jan and Dean. He did come back from Deadman's Curve. Stephen King, from the Author's Note to Christine, 1983

(Beach Boys songs quoted include: "This Car of Mine," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Shut Down." "409," and "Custom Machine.")

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: fun question about the movie "Christine"
« Last post by Surfermike on March 18, 2019, 03:18:37 PM »
I remember the movie and read the book also. The thing is, was the author Stephan King  a fan of both Jan & Arnie and Jan & Dean? Its a long shot but who knows? He certainly grew up in that era, the 50s and 60s. I read almost all of his books since Im a fan of horror movies.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / fun question about the movie "Christine"
« Last post by jdman on March 18, 2019, 12:31:14 PM »
I've watched this movie several times. But this weekend it played and I caught something I've never noticed before. For those of you who don't know, Christine is about a car that possesses it's owner. Whenever a 50's song plays, it commences killing someone or whatever. lol

It never plays a Jan and Arnie or Jan & Dean song, but the lead character's name is Arnie and he is dating Leigh (pronounced Lee).

Could that be the director or writers way of including Jan and Arnie (Jenny Lee)???
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RIP HAL BLAINE (19
« Last post by Surfermike on March 12, 2019, 05:11:14 AM »
Another one of the greats is gone. I remember being 9 years old and looking at the back cover of the Command Performance album and reading orchestra conducted by Hal Blaine. Thanks for being there for Jan & Dean as well as all those other great musicians. Your music will live on forever.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RIP HAL BLAINE (1929-2019)
« Last post by surferbee on March 12, 2019, 03:36:50 AM »
Hal was such a significant figure in sixties music and reading his book as well as Mark's confirms the importance of Jan in using him at as the heartbeat of Jan and Dean records. This opened the door to Hal for so much more including the Beach Boys.
I emailed Hal a few years back and he had the good grace to reply telling me about how Jan would double him with Earl.
Hal seems to have been a really nice guy and his drumming was exceptional. As Jan called him: "The world's most famous drummer!"

RIP
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: RIP HAL BLAINE (1929-2019)
« Last post by rockngrann on March 11, 2019, 06:17:51 PM »
Thanks, Mark, for keeping us posted with the latest news. This was very sad news.

Do you know how many of the Jan & Dean songs did Hal play on?  Gee, this would probably be a good time to get out the book again.  Getting old just isn't the fun it was several years ago... I keep forgetting things I'd like to remember.    I've put the book on the kitchen table, will start going thru it again. I did see that there are a lot of listings under Hal Blaine's name. Think I counted 80 listings under "sessions" alone.

Thanks for all you do, Mark.

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