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Title: "The Jan & Dean Record": Book Release
Post by: Admin on August 06, 2015, 01:47:24 PM
The Jan & Dean Record (http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9812-3): A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances, and Chart Positions
By Mark A. Moore

Foreword by Brian Wilson

168 photos & illustrations; discography; appendices; bibliography; song index; general index; softcover, 454 pp., 8.5" x 11"

Cover photo by Kathy Torrence / Dean O. Torrence Private Collection

(http://www.jananddean-janberry.com/images/Jan & Dean Book Cover_Large.jpg)

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McFarland's Book Page:
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Amazon.com (U.S.):
http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/ (http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/)

Amazon.com (U.K.):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/)

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This is Jan Berry's biography. The book chronicles Jan Berry’s career as a songwriter and arranger—and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean and other acts—with day-by-day entries detailing recording sessions, single and album releases, concerts and appearances, film and television projects, behind-the-scenes business and legal matters, chart positions and more. Extensive commentary from Berry’s family, friends and colleagues is included. Studio invoices, contract details, tape box notes, copyright information and other particulars shed light on how music was made in the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s.

If you're a fan of the Wrecking Crew, this book is for you.

Also included is biographical information, plus full details of Jan's 1966 automobile accident and his return to the studio one year later.

The book is largely based on extensive primary source documentation, but it is fleshed out by commentary from various family members, colleagues, and friends. Many of these people are listed below (but there are also quotes from various others, and information from others in summary form).

JAN BERRY

DEAN TORRENCE

FAMILY: Bill Berry (father), Brian Berry (brother), Clara Berry (mother), Ken Berry (brother), Luana Berry (sister), Jan-Erik Mustad (cousin)

SCHOOLMATES: Dr. Vic Amira, Bob Conley, Sandra Ellsworth, Melanie Block Gottlieb, Tim Naegele, Diane Sappenfield, Dr. Steve Schonfield, Nancy Sinatra, Ernie Wiley

THE BARONS: Ron Kiino, John Seligman, John Venable

CREATIVE ASSOCIATES: Lou Adler, Dr. Don Altfeld, Steve Barri, Roger Christian, Vic Diaz, Jill Gibson, Arnie Ginsburg, Artie Kornfeld, Rob Kuropatwa, Joe Lubin, Jim Pewter, P. F. Sloan, Tom Sumner, George Tipton, Fred Wieder, Brian Wilson, Alan Wolfson

MUSICIANS: Frankie Avalon, Tom Bahler, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Mike Deasy, Micky Dolenz, John Grove, Ron Hicklin, Cliff Hugo, Peter Hume, Al Jardine, Ron Jeffrey, Bruce Johnston, Davy Jones, Carol Kaye, Brian Kilgore, Mike Kowalski, David Loe, Mike Love, Joe Middler, David Marks, Joe Osborn, Earl Palmer, Don Peake, John Pierce, Don Randi, Marilyn Wilson Rutherford, Rick Schlosser, Sid Sharp, Billy Strange, Tommy Tedesco, Pete Townshend, Don Zirilli

ENGINEERS: Dayton "Bones" Howe, Harold "Lanky" Linstrot, Mark Wolfson

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATES: Alvin Bennett, Buzz Cason, Pierre Cossette, Kim Fowley, David Horowitz, Steve Kugel, Stan Oliver, Don Podolor, Irwin Z. Robinson, Gunther Schiff, Fred Vail, Murry Wilson

FILM and TELEVISION: Steve Binder, Dick Clark, Richard Compton, Bruce Davison, Richard Hatch, Lew Irwin, Paul Morantz, Bo Svenson, Dalene Young

MEDIA: Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, Dougal Butler, Pamela Des Barres

THERAPY and MEDICAL: Vivian Sheehan, Sandy Ward, Dr. Robert Waters, Various Medical Professionals

FRIENDS and ACQUAINTENCES: Bruce Abrams, Jeanette Andersen, Michael Barry, Brian Bruderlin, Jean Stout Burke, Suzanne Graeber, Stuart Hersh, Pam MacGregor, Mitsuru Ondo, Cameron Michael Parkes, Scott Paton, Denise Shannon, Michael Steinberg
 
 
 
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2015, 01:59:03 PM
Mark that looks COOL !!!   Multiple orders coming from me.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: sunny13 on August 06, 2015, 04:44:20 PM
Fantastic!  Mark, I am looking forward to read the book.  I have just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon.  Gosh,  thank you very much!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: jdman on August 06, 2015, 08:32:54 PM
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on August 06, 2015, 09:15:06 PM
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!

It did take too long, but unfortunately I was never able to work full-time on it. Too much other stuff going on.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: 2dean2 on August 07, 2015, 01:40:20 PM
Oh Cool . Glad to see it will be out soon. Congrats.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: jdman on August 07, 2015, 01:47:05 PM
So many years in the making! I thought it would never happen. You made my year. Can't wait until February!

It did take too long, but unfortunately I was never able to work full-time on it. Too much other stuff going on.

I guess that's the way it should be. Jan & Dean could only work on music part time so it makes sense that Jan Berry's historian could only work part time on the book. lol just kidding. I'm so excited that it finally got done. Thank you Mark for your hard work. By the way, love the cover and also love the fact that Brian Wilson is doing the forward.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on August 10, 2015, 11:12:54 PM
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, here is how the book is presented:

A detailed biographical Prologue sets the stage.

The main part of the book covers the period from 1958 through 1969.

A lengthy Epilogue covers the period from 1970 through 2004.

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on August 15, 2015, 03:39:30 AM
Just back from holiday and a great bit of news. Can't wait. It's advertised on Amazon UK so that's even better..

Mark what is the cover photo showing - is it a session and who are the girls?

Thanks an can't wait.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on August 15, 2015, 04:21:36 PM
Just back from holiday and a great bit of news. Can't wait. It's advertised on Amazon UK so that's even better..

Mark what is the cover photo showing - is it a session and who are the girls?

Thanks an can't wait.

I wanted a rare image of J&D together in the studio, and Dean was kind enough to license it to the publisher. I don't know the specific session, but it's 1966, and they're wearing their Batman pendants. I don't know who the girls are, but I'm sure Dean would be able to tell us.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Mike1965 on August 17, 2015, 08:11:46 PM
I think Jan is wearing the Batman pendant in this video, three days before the accident. Could he have been wearing it when he had the accident?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl4TAwggSKU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl4TAwggSKU)

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on August 18, 2015, 07:24:44 PM
Dean clarified the photo a bit. He said they visited Capitol Records' studio (their first time there, to the best of his recollection). He said the girls were daughters and a friend of one of the engineers (whose name he can't remember).
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on August 19, 2015, 02:59:40 AM
Fascinating.

It is sad that so much of the early sixties ws just not photographed. Nowadays everything is but back then it seems as though it was just not considered worth documenting recording sessions etc. I understand the contract complications too but consider how few photos there are of Jan and Brian Wilson together - and as far as I know - none in the studio together.

Great photo Mark and thanks


Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on August 21, 2015, 12:16:22 PM
Me again! A real coup that you have Brian Wilson to do the introduction. Counting down the days.

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on August 23, 2015, 08:20:39 AM
Me again - sorry!

Just wanted to say that the You Tube trailer is brilliant. Some incredible audio. It would be great to have some of the studio work and backing tracks released - and in such clean sound. I can only think of something similar to the Hang 50 DVD / CD set that included the Ride the Wild Surf sessions. Any thoughts Mark?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on August 23, 2015, 10:37:20 AM

I'd like to see a "Stack-O-Tracks"-style release . . . with instrumental backing tracks, a cappella vocals, etc.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Mike on September 04, 2015, 05:47:29 AM
Looking forward to seeing Dean tonight at the Surf Ballroom, will thank him for letting you use that cool photo!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Mike on September 05, 2015, 05:19:44 PM
Great concert, even my friends who aren't big J&D fans had a great time. They thought the concert sounded good and enjoyed hearing Dean talk.   Almost more fun to hear what he says between songs than the songs themselves. LOL

Talked to Dean before the concert, Man he is funny!

Surf City All-stars sounded great. Hope they and especially Dean, don't let summer end! 
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on November 22, 2015, 04:26:28 AM
"The Jan & Dean Record": The first round of editing has been completed, and the book is now in the production stage. Next up are proofs, final tweaking, and creating the book's two indexes—the Song Index and General Index.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on December 06, 2015, 01:22:14 AM
Great news. Can't wait.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on December 20, 2015, 07:07:44 PM
Page proofs are in . . . layout looks fantastic . . . roughly 500 pages (after both indexes are added) . . . 8.5 x 11.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Actorman on December 23, 2015, 10:42:41 AM
Awesome! Looking forward to reading it. I forget. is it hardback or softcover?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on December 23, 2015, 12:10:05 PM
Awesome! Looking forward to reading it. I forget. is it hardback or softcover?

It's softcover, and there will also be an e-book version.

M.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: 2dean2 on December 23, 2015, 01:37:05 PM
Are Members on here going to be able to get an Autographed Copy ?  ;)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on December 23, 2015, 02:08:21 PM
Are Members on here going to be able to get an Autographed Copy ?  ;)

I think that would require some rather clunky logistics. :)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: sunny13 on January 12, 2016, 02:58:37 PM
I wish I could get my book signed.  Do you know the date in February yet?  Hopefully, we get snowed in after I get my copy.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on January 14, 2016, 12:53:29 AM
I wish I could get my book signed.  Do you know the date in February yet?  Hopefully, we get snowed in after I get my copy.

Still plugging away on finalization. Everything is on track for the most part. I do not know the exact release date.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Actorman on January 27, 2016, 11:56:12 AM
Are you allowed to post just a page or two as a sneak preview?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Bitman on February 11, 2016, 08:26:21 AM
I see that Amazon has a February 14th release date...is that accurate?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on February 11, 2016, 12:31:20 PM
I see that Amazon has a February 14th release date...is that accurate?

It may not be exactly the 14th . . . but it's on the way. I don't know a specific date.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on February 11, 2016, 12:46:15 PM
Are you allowed to post just a page or two as a sneak preview?

I'm guessing there will be a Google Books preview?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: Admin on February 13, 2016, 11:45:00 AM
McFarland added the Table of Contents to their Website:

http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/contents-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9812-3 (http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/contents-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9812-3)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release in February 2016
Post by: surferbee on February 14, 2016, 03:29:06 AM
I've said it before - can't wait
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on February 18, 2016, 07:17:49 AM
It will be released on March 21 according to Amazon
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: 2dean2 on February 18, 2016, 10:32:06 AM
It say's $ 75
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: sunny13 on February 19, 2016, 10:26:55 PM
When I log into my Amazon account, then the info I get is that I have ordered this item on August 6th and I will be notified via email about the delivery date.  When I look at book title, then it says that the paperback will be issued on March 11th.  I will be moving to Santa Barbara on that date... so I am hoping to get the book very soon. Does anyone has the definite date on it's release yet?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on February 19, 2016, 11:19:34 PM
When I log into my Amazon account, then the info I get is that I have ordered this item on August 6th and I will be notified via email about the delivery date.  When I look at book title, then it says that the paperback will be issued on March 11th.  I will be moving to Santa Barbara on that date... so I am hoping to get the book very soon. Does anyone has the definite date on it's release yet?

All we have to go on right now is Amazon.com, which was just changed from March 21 to March 11.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: 1Jay1 on February 21, 2016, 01:36:55 PM
just seen on amazon at 70 pounds. Is that the right price?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on February 21, 2016, 02:58:51 PM
just seen on amazon at 70 pounds. Is that the right price?

Don't know about currency in the UK, but it's $75 in the U.S.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Mark A. Moore on February 23, 2016, 02:22:37 PM
The first copies of the book arrived today.

Available immediately from McFarland & Co., but will probably take some time to reach Amazon.com. Not sure when the e-book version will be posted.

454 pages at 8.5" x 11" . . . with small print.

(http://www.jananddean-janberry.com/images/the-jan-&-dean-record_1.jpg)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: surferbee on February 24, 2016, 01:54:17 AM
Fantastic news Mark. You must be so proud. Looks like the cat is a Jan and Dean student!

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: 2dean2 on February 24, 2016, 12:13:45 PM
Congrats to you Mark ;)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on February 24, 2016, 04:17:51 PM
Congrats to you Mark ;)

Thanks.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on March 03, 2016, 09:41:47 PM
When I log into my Amazon account, then the info I get is that I have ordered this item on August 6th and I will be notified via email about the delivery date.  When I look at book title, then it says that the paperback will be issued on March 11th.  I will be moving to Santa Barbara on that date... so I am hoping to get the book very soon. Does anyone has the definite date on it's release yet?

All we have to go on right now is Amazon.com, which was just changed from March 21 to March 11.

Amazon now says February 18.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: burton on March 04, 2016, 01:53:21 PM
Hey Mark
I can't believe how much info you have in this book. I'm blown away with every detail.
I've skipped around from the accident to surf city being recorded. I was up til 3:45 am this morning reading about Jan driving in april of 67.
Just a Great effort. Really a super job. So happy my wife ordered from McFarland.
Thanks for time and energy put into this. Hope this maybe will get a box set out for Jan & Dean.
I would love to hear Jan's version Of Shut Down that's in the vaults.
Thanks again       B
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Mark A. Moore on March 05, 2016, 08:33:20 PM
Hey Mark
I can't believe how much info you have in this book. I'm blown away with every detail.
I've skipped around from the accident to surf city being recorded. I was up til 3:45 am this morning reading about Jan driving in april of 67.
Just a Great effort. Really a super job. So happy my wife ordered from McFarland.
Thanks for time and energy put into this. Hope this maybe will get a box set out for Jan & Dean.
I would love to hear Jan's version Of Shut Down that's in the vaults.
Thanks again       B

Thanks Burton . . . Glad you're enjoying it.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Bitman on March 08, 2016, 09:53:03 AM
Yes, Mark...a great effort...now I see why it took so long.  It's going to take me almost as long to get through the whole thing! Hopefully, a copy will fall into the hands of Tom Hanks so he can make a proper movie.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: rockngrann on March 08, 2016, 03:05:17 PM
I finally got my book ordered yesterday. Can hardly wait! 

Donna
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: surferbee on March 09, 2016, 07:57:00 AM
Mine ordered (here in the UK!) no clear indication of delivery date,

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on March 21, 2016, 10:17:17 PM
Get 20% off the book through March 27, 2016:

http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/2016/03/weekly-deal-surfing-and-popular-culture/ (http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/2016/03/weekly-deal-surfing-and-popular-culture/)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on March 22, 2016, 05:55:27 AM
Damn! I should've gone through the publisher. 20% off plus they've already sent out the books. Amazon hasn't even emailed me yet on delivery date
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on March 22, 2016, 06:09:34 AM
Damn! I should've gone through the publisher. 20% off plus they've already sent out the books. Amazon hasn't even emailed me yet on delivery date

I don't know what the situation is with Amazon.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on March 23, 2016, 07:38:11 PM
Amazon just emailed me. It's beem shipped!!!!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: surferbee on March 24, 2016, 04:04:47 AM
Me too! Should be here next week.

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Actorman on March 24, 2016, 07:35:10 AM
Mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow!  ;D

Also, you can preview several pages of the book on Amazon now. I spent some time on that yesterday. It looks awesome!!!  I love the way the way the information is laid out. I can't wait to have for it to get here. Fantastic job, Mark!!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: surferbee on March 25, 2016, 12:08:14 PM
Mine arrived today. Goodness it looks comprehensive. The book we have all been waiting for. I'm going to put aside some quality time to read and look at the pictures / diagrams etc. Thanks Mark.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on March 25, 2016, 09:56:48 PM
The prologue is awesome! Couldn't put it down. Now time for the hits!
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: 2dean2 on March 31, 2016, 12:21:54 PM
Mine arrives Friday . Just ordered Dean's book too.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on March 31, 2016, 12:31:16 PM
I have so many questions and I know Mark doesn't have time to answer them, but let me try lol

On Sidewalk Surfin, apparently Jan did write some of it but couldn't receive credit because it was published by Sea of Tunes. Outside of a few lyrics, did Jan write the music for the instrumental break? It's different from Catch a Wave, so I figured Jan came up with it.

Also, who is doubling with Jan on Honolulu Lulu? Tony?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on March 31, 2016, 09:13:31 PM
I have so many questions and I know Mark doesn't have time to answer them, but let me try lol

On Sidewalk Surfin, apparently Jan did write some of it but couldn't receive credit because it was published by Sea of Tunes. Outside of a few lyrics, did Jan write the music for the instrumental break? It's different from Catch a Wave, so I figured Jan came up with it.

Also, who is doubling with Jan on Honolulu Lulu? Tony?

On "Sidewalk Surfin'," the trumpet, flugelhorn, and French horn parts were all fully notated by Jan. The tenor sax part was notated except for the solo. "Solo" was indicated over four bars of slashes, and then the specific notes began again. It's possible that Jan could have suggested or voiced a melody for the solo, but it was up to the sax player, using his own creativity, to come up with the solo and make it work with the other specific horn parts. It's quite possible that Jan contributed to the lyrics, but any songwriting credit was out of the question due to his Screen Gems contract.

I don't know who, if anyone, doubled with Jan on "Honolulu Lulu."
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on April 12, 2016, 04:57:03 AM
On a couple of sessions for Folk & Roll, the leader is listed as Hal Blaine and Arranger as Tipton. I'm sure Jan was there producing, right?
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Admin on April 12, 2016, 10:28:23 AM
On a couple of sessions for Folk & Roll, the leader is listed as Hal Blaine and Arranger as Tipton. I'm sure Jan was there producing, right?

Yes. The arranger listed on the union contracts was the arranger on hand in the studio. Jan was often listed as such. But in this case, George and Jan collaborated as arrangers for the album. Sometimes you'll see notes like, "No arranger or copyist this session."

If you look at AFM sheets for the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson was usually not listed as the leader.

Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on April 12, 2016, 01:54:40 PM
I gotcha! So the contracts don't always say everyone involved nor do they always state the actual producer.  Thanks Mark
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: 2dean2 on May 07, 2016, 08:09:42 PM
Anyone read enough of the book to form an opinion ? I've read it and liked it.
Will share my thought good and bad (minor things) when I get a chance to look it over again.
 All in all though Mark did a fantastic job. I'm sure the most info anyone has written about an entertainer.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on May 08, 2016, 10:44:31 AM
I read most of it several weeks ago. Then I put it down to concentrate on a final I had in grad school. I picked it up again recently and now I'm on the epilogue. The first 2 pages of the epilogue shows just how important Jan was to music in the 60s    If anyone from the Rock Hall would read those pages. There'd be no question about Jan and Dean being in the Hall. Fantastic book! Heartbreaking to read past 1966. It wasn't big news at the time of accident. It appears no one really knew how seriously he was injured. Except people close to him. So it was just a rock star getting injured. If he had died. I think it would've been big news for sure.

An interesting question from the book: would Jan have been a doctor? I'd like to submit no. He had a choice to concentrate on school or make records. He did both. He made average grades and made well above average music. He could have put more time into his studies and made As and Bs. But he ultimately chose music. I think his choice would have always been music. Just an opinion.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on May 13, 2016, 06:32:20 AM
Great show Mark!

http://wptf.com/tom-kearney/ (http://wptf.com/tom-kearney/)
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: jdman on May 19, 2016, 06:38:26 AM
In the interview, Mark says that the Beach Boy's Surfin used the hooks from Baby Talk. Mike Love has said the same thing.
But it seems to me that Heart and Soul may have played a bigger part. It was #1 in L.A. that summer and the hook from Surfin(which was recorded right after Heart and Soul was a hit) sounds a lot like it. Even more than Baby Talk.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: Surf Route 101 on May 19, 2016, 08:11:23 PM
  I might have to order this.
Title: Re: "The Jan & Dean Record" — Book Release
Post by: David Beard on June 16, 2016, 12:39:31 PM
Mine arrives Friday . Just ordered Dean's book too.

That is not Dean's book.