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JAN & DEAN => DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT => Topic started by: Admin on March 18, 2016, 12:21:24 PM

Title: The Jan & Dean Record: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on March 18, 2016, 12:21:24 PM
On Amazon . . .

Print, E-Book, and "Look Inside" Preview . . .

http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/ (http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances/dp/0786498129/)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on March 19, 2016, 10:35:17 AM
Mark A. Moore interview with Pray For Surf:

http://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/prayforsurf-interview-mark-moore-author.html (http://prayforsurfblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/prayforsurf-interview-mark-moore-author.html)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on March 19, 2016, 07:58:47 PM
Fan freaking tastic
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: surferbee on March 21, 2016, 01:12:33 PM
This is an amazing interview Mark. I ordered my book a while ago through Amazon UK but still no news. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on March 23, 2016, 04:36:41 PM
Here's the book's Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Brian Wilson

Introduction

Abbreviations and Definitions

How to Use This Book

Prologue: Rebel Without a Pause

1. 1958: Barons and Bomps

2. 1959: Pratfalls and Pandemonium

3. 1960: Skinny Legs and Ugly Kneecaps

4. 1961: Heart and Soul

5. 1962: Still Talking Baby Talk

6. 1963: Surf, Rods and Honeys

7. 1964: Crashes, Skateboards and One Last Ride with Granny

8. 1965: Easy Come, Easy Go

9. 1966: Beginning from an End

10. 1967: Rainy Days in a Carnival of Sound

11. 1968: Blowing My Mind

12. 1969: Hitch a Ride to Hollywood

Epilogue: That’s the Way It Is

Appendix A. Discography, 1958–1968

Appendix B. “Here We Go”: Original Music Charts and Scores from Jan’s Personal Collection, 1961–1969

Appendix C. Professional Places Associated with Jan Berry and Jan & Dean, 1958–1969

Appendix D. Jan Berry’s Hollywood Haunts

Bibliography

Song Index

General Index

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 07, 2016, 11:36:34 PM
June 6, 2016

Mark A. Moore Interview - ArtistFirst.com (http://www.artistfirst2.com/Authors-First_2016-06-06_Mark_Moore.mp3)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 08, 2016, 12:06:35 AM
An amazing chronology. I’m completely amazed by this incredible book. This book should be in every music education section of all libraries. An entire world of Rock and Roll history and memorabilia awaits at your fingertips. I had the chills just reading this compilation of one of the greatest duos of the Rock and Roll era. . . . For me, just memories that make the hair on the back of my neck stand up among the goosebumps. The kids, as I refer to them, were just kids when I was first introduced to these wild and crazy guys. Not only contracting for them but also recording, dual drums, for Jan & Dean hits . . . hitting the road at times with them, on stage, and 'sort of' road managing. . . . They were teenage idols of the Rock world. Jan experimented with me and the great Earl Palmer on dual drums. . . . I was so proud to have been a part of their lives and their skyrocket ride to fame and fortune. You will read all about it, and all of their hits. . . . So get comfortable and enjoy their explosive ride. . . . Author Mark Moore worked for so many incredible years getting this special story perfect. No doubt a poignant film will emerge, perhaps worthy of an Oscar. Gratefully,

—Hal Blaine, of Wrecking Crew fame, the world's most famous drummer

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: surferbee on June 08, 2016, 01:01:23 AM
A brilliant and important endorsement.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on June 08, 2016, 08:36:04 AM
This was probably the best interview so far. I like how he kept saying Jan and Berry. lol
Good job Mark! I would love to hear a whole hour on just the relationship between Jan and Brian.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 15, 2016, 01:51:54 PM
Book page . . .

http://jananddean-janberry.com/main/index.php/jdrbook (http://jananddean-janberry.com/main/index.php/jdrbook)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 21, 2016, 07:58:44 PM
A nice new blurb from writer Gary Pig Gold . . . Thanks Gary!

It was fifty (!) years ago that I first encountered "Popsicle" out on my schoolyard playground, and it can still remind me this full half-century later of what a unique and, yes, playful talent William Jan Berry was. But the man wielded a pure and prodigious musical force of simply staggering means as well, and The Jan & Dean Record, as no book before (or need be in the future) examines it all in full and fascinating detail. Mark A. Moore, as always, has researched his subject with utmost thoroughness, presenting in the process an actual, factual rendering – at last! – of the very birth of California Rock. Jan and his ever-faithful sidekick Dean O. have long deserved such a close and respectful recounting; Mark's book does that . . . but so much more as well.

GARY PIG GOLD, Writer, Musician, The Pig Paper, GaryPigGold.com (http://www.GaryPigGold.com)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 27, 2016, 01:07:01 PM
This is a long awaited and thoroughly engaging book author Mark Moore has put together on the music, careers, and personal lives of the enormously successful music duo - Jan & Dean. It is filled with details of all their business transactions, personal lives, and music sessions including the musicians and singers who were on those sessions, many of whom are featured in the film, The Wrecking Crew (http://www.wreckingcrewfilm.com/). Of particular interest to me is the chronology of Jan Berry’s personal and professional development from his high school days, where his interest in music began, all the way up to his passing in 2004. He was an amazingly talented, ambitious, and dynamic person. For me it is an especially poignant read learning about Jan’s early life and discovering professional details I didn’t know about during my 5 years with him as his partner and collaborator.  It filled in many blanks in our personal history. This is a comprehensive and fascinating read for anyone interested in music of the '60’s in which Jan & Dean were enormously influential.

JILL GIBSON, Songwriter, Painter and Sculptor. Co-writer of "It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3," "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy," and others. Former member of the Mamas & the Papas. Jan Berry's former girlfriend and collaborator. Gibsonarts.com (http://www.gibsonarts.com/); Mesart.com (http://www.mesart.com/indexps.jsp?artist=672)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: surferbee on June 28, 2016, 10:52:31 AM
Another brilliant and important endorsement from 'one who was there!'
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on June 28, 2016, 11:52:03 AM
I agree. Jill gave a fantastic review!!  Her review also shows how important documentation is. There's no one that was closer to Jan than her and even she didn't remember all those details. Keep the reviews coming!
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on June 30, 2016, 12:40:50 AM
As of August 30, 2016, The Jan & Dean Record is currently available or in process at the following public and academic institutions:


University of Alberta (https://neos.library.ualberta.ca/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?user_id=WUAARCHIVE&searchdata1=ocn944526112) — (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Universidad de las Americas — (Quito, Ecuador)

Amherst College Library (https://fcaw.library.umass.edu/F/?func=direct&doc_number=015000798&doc_library=FCL01) — (Frost Library, Amherst, MA)

Appalachian State University (http://wncln.wncln.org/search/o?SEARCH=917343377)  — (Music Stacks, Boone, NC)

Bowling Green State University (http://maurice.bgsu.edu/record=b4075528~S9) — (Bowling Green, OH)

Brown University (https://search.library.brown.edu/catalog/b7717777) — (Orwig Music Library, Providence, RI)

University of California at Los Angeles (http://catalog.library.ucla.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=7813879) (UCLA) — (Music Library, Los Angeles, CA — JAN BERRY'S ALMA MATER)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (http://catalog.einetwork.net/search/o917343377)  — (Pittsburgh, PA)

University of Colorado at Boulder (http://libraries.colorado.edu/record=b8589187~S3) — (Music Library, Boulder , CO)

Columbia University Libraries (https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/11866440) — (New York City, NY)

Duke University Libraries (http://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE007385856) — (Perkins Library, Durham, NC)

Harvard University (http://lms01.harvard.edu/F/L8N4G7BIABN9JRYLDH2CMRS37M2MMY7IHRYL1FVMX6C6AGU8UU-08505?func=find-acc&acc_sequence=106860027) — (Loeb Music Library, Cambridge, MA)

King County Library System (https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1617848082_the_jan_amp_dean_record) — (Issaquah, WA)

Library of Congress (https://lccn.loc.gov/2015047088)  — (Washington, DC)

New York Public Library System (http://catalog.nypl.org/search/o917343377) — (Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound, New York City, NY)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?R=UNCb8497067)  (UNC) — (Music Library, Chapel Hill, NC)

North Carolina State University Libraries (https://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu/record/NCSU3568451)  (NCSU) — (Raleigh, NC)

Oberlin College Library (http://obis.oberlin.edu/record=b5379881~S4) — (Conservatory Library, Oberlin, OH)

Penn State University Libraries (http://cat.libraries.psu.edu/uhtbin/number_search/9780786498123) — (University Park, PA)

Princeton University Library (http://catalog.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&CNT=25&HIST=1&BOOL1=as+a+phrase&FLD1=ISBN+(ISBN)&SAB1=9780786498123) — (Mendel Music Library, Princeton, NJ)

University of Southern California (http://uscp.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=4904948{CKEY}) (USC)— (Los Angeles, CA — DEAN TORRENCE'S ALMA MATER)

Yale University (http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=12758252) — (New Haven, CT)


For updates, visit the WordCat database: WorldCat.org: The World's Largest Library Catalog (https://www.worldcat.org/)


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NOTE: Some universities not listed here are offering electronic access to the book for students and faculty.


Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on July 06, 2016, 02:36:26 AM
Moore brings Jan Berry into a spotlight most have not seen him in. . . . [He] takes us through the joyful and painful story of Jan & Dean's career not only with words but also with 164 visual delights . . . a collection worthy of an exhibition. . . . The Jan & Dean Record is a worthy graduate level text for fans and aficionados. . . . If you’re looking for an authoritative, almost-daily documentary-in-print, then look no further than this tome. Preserving the legacy of Jan & Dean, and telling the story of how they made rock and roll history. Mark Moore has done it well.

— PHIL MIGLIORATTI, Endless Summer Quarterly (http://www.esquarterly.com/)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on July 07, 2016, 08:36:55 PM
It looks GREAT! Very nice job. What I have read I really like. Most of my feelings were very positive, but at the same time I really felt great sadness for Jan. The back-end business details seemed pretty accurate to me. It was interesting how certain people remembered stuff. The Easy Come, Easy Go [original script] synopsis gave me the creeps! Jan and I were going to ask for some big-time changes. We hated the Ape and a bunch of other stuff. The genius old comedians [set to appear in the film] also thought a lot of the script was trite and planned to do their own thing, a lot of improvisation, which they were great at.

Dean Torrence, of Jan & Dean
www.jananddean.com (http://www.jananddean.com)
www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeanTorrence)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on July 18, 2016, 11:59:39 AM
July 12, 2016

Mark A. Moore Interview — Shades of Cool, with Ian Wagner, WUAG 1-3.1 FM (http://jananddean-janberry.com/sounds/2016_07_12%20(jan%20&%20dean).mp3)


Music and Discussion . . .


TRACK LIST:

"Drag City" — Pop Symphony (1965)

"Jennie Lee" — Jan & Arnie (1958)

"Baby Talk" — (1959)

"Surf City" — (1963)

"Honolulu Lulu" — (1963)

"Drag City" — (1963)

"Dead Man's Curve" — (1964)

"I'm Dying To Give You My Love " — Pixie (1961)

"I Adore Him" — The Angels (1963)

"It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3" — (1964)

"The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)" — Isolated Vocals with Brass and Woodwinds (1964)

"Ride the Wild Surf" — (1964)

"The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association" — (1964)

"(Here They Come) From All Over the World" — (1965)

Filet of Soul — Original Concept Excerpts (1966)

"Batman" — (1966)

"Like A Summer Rain" — (1966)

"Girl, You're Blowing My Mind" — (1968)

"Carnival of Sound" — (1968)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on August 19, 2016, 05:07:28 AM
The Kindle version of the book is now reasonably priced at $3.99

https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances-ebook/dp/B01D53H6BE/ (https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances-ebook/dp/B01D53H6BE/)

. . . (and £3.08 in the UK):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances-ebook/dp/B01D53H6BE/ (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Dean-Record-Chronology-Performances-ebook/dp/B01D53H6BE/)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on August 28, 2016, 03:22:34 PM
An extraordinary book in which the sheer volume of minutiae combines to engulf the reader and immerse them completely in the world of Jan Berry. . . . The level of detail in the chronology is nothing short of astonishing. . . . The Jan & Dean Record can also be read as a conventional and thoroughly absorbing Berry biography. The chronology is fleshed out with large chunks of narrative text detailing the events of Berry’s life—and what a life it was, as compelling and, ultimately, tragic as anything you could find in fiction. Berry had it all. . . . He lived the first 25 years of his life in top gear, without any regard for rules or consequences. . . . He was a fine songwriter, and an exceptionally gifted arranger and producer. . . The details of [Jan’s] traumatic [car] accident are covered in scrupulous detail here for the first time. . . . The last three decades of his life, his efforts to make a living in the music industry, with and without Dean, make for sometimes depressing reading. . . . This book is an astounding monument to Berry’s many accomplishments, but also a heart-breaking cautionary tale about a life lived too fast. Beyond definitive, it raises the bar for the rock chronology format to a level that may never be surpassed.

Mike Stax, Ugly Things Magazine #42

http://ugly-things.com/ (http://ugly-things.com/)
https://www.facebook.com/Ugly-Things-Magazine-89900510433/ (https://www.facebook.com/Ugly-Things-Magazine-89900510433/)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on September 28, 2016, 10:03:50 PM
Not even the Beatles have had so much detail on their career written in one book.  If it is not in these pages, then it probably never happened. Rarely is the history of anything so well recorded. It's the only book that accurately tells the story behind my writing of "The Road Back From Dead Man's Curve" for Rolling Stone (1974), which led to the film about Jan & Dean titled Deadman's Curve (1978). It's also a lifetime story, the author's love of everything Jan & Dean.

Paul Morantz
Author of Escape: My Lifelong War Against Cults and
From Miracle to Madness: The True Story of Charles Dederich and Synanon (cover design by Dean Torrence)
http://www.paulmorantz.com/ (http://www.paulmorantz.com/)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on October 05, 2016, 01:25:34 PM
Dean Torrence has a new interview with Phil Miglioratti (Pray for Surf) promoting Dean’s new memoir, “Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story.” There’s a brief discussion of Mark A. Moore’s new book “The Jan & Dean Record,” beginning at 59:23. Check it out:

https://archive.org/embed/DeanTorrenceOct32016 (https://archive.org/embed/DeanTorrenceOct32016)

"I liked it a lot. . . . [Mark A. Moore] did a lot of research. And I actually used it to come up with specific dates and stuff that I didn’t remember, for my book. So it became very helpful to me, at least to make it a little bit more detailed by knowing the actual date that something happened. So I thanked him for that. . . . [The Jan & Dean Record] was a lot of work. . . . God, it made me tired just reading it."

Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean
Interview with Phil Miglioratti (Pray for Surf), October 3, 2016


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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: owen on October 07, 2016, 01:02:10 AM
I listened to this all the way through and the most interesting part for me was the point about 55 minutes in when they start talking about Filet of Soul and Dean says that he is talking with someone about putting the original version out with the artwork as originally intended.

I would be very happy to see and hear this at last :)

Owen
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on October 07, 2016, 05:05:37 AM
I sure hope the original Filet of Soul is released. I'd love to have it on vinyl with the original cover concept.
I enjoyed listening to Dean talk about Dead Man's Curve. He seems to have a good memory of that one. I was also happy to hear him thank Mark for his book. I'm glad that worked out well.
The part on I Found a Girl was a little awkward cause Dean was put on the spot there. He wasn't on that one and I'm sure he has little memory of it. But it was a great interview. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Mark A. Moore on October 07, 2016, 02:45:08 PM
Yeah, I hope it works out for the release of Filet of Soul.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on October 09, 2016, 08:50:18 AM
"It is impossible not to applaud the depth and scope of research that must have gone into putting together this weighty tome about the Californian Titanic Twosome. . . . Some will be after chart facts, others may look for recording session details, while there will also be an audience for background stories and info; all of these are here. . . . There is a wealth of visual material along the way, and you do feel confident about the veracity of all of the content. . . ." [NOTE: This reviewer did not like some of the details or the chronological layout of the book].

Kingsley Abbott
Record Collector Magazine

http://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/jan-dean-record-chronology-studio-sessions-live-performances-chart-positions (http://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/jan-dean-record-chronology-studio-sessions-live-performances-chart-positions)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on October 21, 2016, 06:56:45 PM

Dean Torrence interview with David Beard (Good Vibrations Podcast). The Jan & Dean Record is mentioned briefly near the end.

https://www.mixcloud.com/Good_Vibes50/good_vibes_dean_torrence/ (https://www.mixcloud.com/Good_Vibes50/good_vibes_dean_torrence/)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on November 07, 2016, 08:26:41 PM
Congratulations on your documentation of The Jan & Dean Record. Your research and timeline with the facts sparks a 10-Plus. For pop music fans remember Jan Berry was producing, writing, and singing on hit records before Gary Paxton, Brian Wilson, Phil Spector, and Terry Melcher. Jan & Dean belong in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Some of my greatest memories in the music and radio years were with Jan Berry and Dean Torrence.

JIM PEWTER, Disc jockey, Armed Forces Radio and Television Service; Program director, K-EARTH and KRLA radio; Co-writer and co-producer of "Fun City" (Jan & Dean) and "Sing Sang A Song" (Jan Berry)
AFRTS Archive (http://afrtsarchive.blogspot.com/search/label/Jim%20Pewter)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on December 13, 2016, 04:53:21 AM
Mark A. Moore Interview
Music and discussion with Dave "Ghosty" Wills

The Vintage Rock & Pop Shop

WFDU 89.1 FM
January 1, 2017

wfdu.fm (http://wfdu.fm/single/index.php)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: luckless on December 16, 2016, 09:43:45 PM
Shucks, why did Amazon charge me $37.49? (on November 18)  Oh well, still worth every penny :-)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on December 18, 2016, 08:11:23 PM
Vulcher Magazine #2

"Gary Pig Gold: A Walk on the Wet Side—In Conversation with Jan & Dean Biographer Mark A. Moore." In-depth interview.

http://vulcherfanzine.bigcartel.com/product/vulcher-2 (http://vulcherfanzine.bigcartel.com/product/vulcher-2)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on January 01, 2017, 02:20:13 PM
Here's a link to the interview: https://youtu.be/Lx5cwBtL31A
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: surferbee on January 02, 2017, 05:01:47 AM
Excellent. Great work Mark.
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on April 01, 2017, 03:34:44 AM
Riding the Wild Surf: Jan Berry and the Birth of West Coast Rock (http://www.ballbustermusic.com/bbm/columns/pigshit/2017/03/riding-the-wild-surf)
By Gary Pig Gold, Ballbuster Music (Spring 2017)

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Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on April 05, 2017, 05:16:36 AM
Great article!
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: Admin on April 26, 2017, 09:15:37 AM
Pop Culture Shelf
http://www.popcultureshelf.com/the-jan-dean-record-by-mark-a-moore-2016/ (http://www.popcultureshelf.com/the-jan-dean-record-by-mark-a-moore-2016/)
Title: Re: Interviews, Reviews, and Commentary
Post by: jdman on May 09, 2017, 07:08:05 AM
Up until recently, Jan Berry is one of the most underrated and forgotten geniuses in rock and roll. It was very discouraging to watch that scene in "Love and Mercy" where Hal Blane was on the car talking to a young Brian in 1966. Hal mentions several great producers he worked with, but doesn't say Jan Berry. That is not historically accurate. Hal was in the Jan and Dean movie, he toured with them and was on all their records through 1966. You're going to tell me that Hal would not have mentioned Jan in 1966 as one of the better producers he's worked with? I'll never believe that. Also, in the Wrecking Crew, they barely mention Jan and Dean. But yet they spent countless hours with Jan in the studio when rock was young. It just doesn't seem to be popular to mention Jan Berry. We've all heard Brian talk about Jan and the influence Jan had on him. But that is NEVER included in a Beach Boy documentary. It's either edited out or Brian just forgets it. You also don't hear about Jan and Dean's early influence on the Beach Boys and indeed the California sound. It almost seems ON PURPOSE. But thanks to Mark and articles like the above from Gary Pig Gold, it's all beginning to come out. Is it too late? Well, better late than never. Thanks Mark, can't wait for the new book!