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Dead Manís Curve The Rock íní Roll Life of Jan Berry
« on: October 20, 2020, 02:17:53 AM »
I see that the publisher  McFarland have a cover picture and are taking pre-orders. Can't wait.

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Re: Dead Manís Curve The Rock íní Roll Life of Jan Berry
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 05:56:11 AM »
Very exciting!

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 04:43:49 PM »
Canít wait to get this book. Nice looking cover. Love the picture of the 1963 Sebring Silver Corvette Sting Ray coupe, identical to what Jan drove. Now if we can only wish for a movie to come out based on this book!

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 02:47:45 PM »
N E W    B I O G R A P H Y

Forthcoming in 2021.
Pre-Order from McFarland & Co.

Dead Manís Curve: The Rock íní Roll Life of Jan Berry
By Mark A. Moore

Jan Berry, leader of the successful music duo Jan & Dean from the late 1950s to mid-1960s, was an intense character who experienced more in his first 25 years than many do in a lifetime.

As an architect of the West Coast Sound, he was one of Rock Ďní Rollís original rebelsóbrilliant, charismatic, reckless, and flawed. He bucked authority and made his own rules. As a songwriter, music arranger, and record producer for Nevins-Kirshner Associates and Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Jan was one of the pioneering self-produced artists of his era in Hollywood. In addition to co-writing Jan & Deanís most famous hits, he also penned hit songs for other artists.

He lived a dual life unprecedented in the annals of popular music, reaching the top of the charts with Jan & Dean while transitioning from college student at UCLA to medical student at the California College of Medicine.

Fast cars were an extension of his personality, but an automobile accident ended his seemingly charmed existence on April 12, 1966.

Suffering from brain damage and partial paralysis, Jan spent the rest of his life trying to come back from Dead Manís Curve. His story is told here in-depth for the first timeófrom the birth of Rock to the bitter end.


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Re: Dead Manís Curve The Rock íní Roll Life of Jan Berry
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 06:20:50 AM »
Hey Mark. Iíve pre-ordered the book and paid in full. Is there a solid timeline on when shipment will commence?

Thank you for all your hard work. Canít wait to read it!!

Philip

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2020, 04:55:04 PM »
Hey Mark. Iíve pre-ordered the book and paid in full. Is there a solid timeline on when shipment will commence?

Thank you for all your hard work. Canít wait to read it!!

Philip

The book will be in McFarland's Spring catalog for 2021.

My guess would be February, but I don't know.

Once the publisher is finished with the layout, I still have to review the proofs and index the book.


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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 05:34:51 AM »
Thank you for the response! It sounds like a grueling process. Hereís to 2021!!