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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: chart from Chicago 1964
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:22:46 AM »
Pretty cool!  I love looking at these weekly charts from various radio stations.  Looks like Chicago was a pretty hot market for Jan & Dean.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Jan & Dean Purchases
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:54:59 AM »
Great find ripplewine, I might get the Bam-Caruso edition if an original UK LP doesn't come up.

Hopefully one will turn up sooner rather than later--I understand the original Liberty UK release is pretty tough to find.  Looks like you've had pretty good luck with the other LPs!  You might be able to find an original UK "Meet Batman" through 

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Jan & Dean Purchases
« on: September 29, 2013, 07:30:23 AM »
Wintersdawn--the UK label Bam-Caruso Records also re-released Jan & Dean Meet Batman in stereo in 1987.  In '89 I found it in a store here in the US that specialized in used records.   It wasn't the original LP I was hoping to find, but I was pretty surprised to see this one nonetheless!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan Berry's Home
« on: September 29, 2013, 07:14:58 AM »
I've found that house on GoogleEarth.  It's on Park Lane Circle off Mulholland Drive, but I can't remember the street number.  No idea who owns it now, but from the outside it looks pretty much the same as it did in the '60s.  I'd go back and look for you, but my copy of GoogleEarth is currently a mess!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Arnie question
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:24:14 AM »
                                       The footage exists.

We tried to get it for the 2002 Jan & Dean episode of A&E's Biography. The Benny archive is at UCLA, but because of some restriction by the Benny estate, they would not allow the Jan & Arnie footage to be used for the documentary.

But you can go to UCLA in person and view it.

I'd been trying to find this episode, also.  It seems strange that the Jack Benny estate would withhold some of the shows and not others.  A number of his radio and TV episodes from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s have seen large-scale official release.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Hero passes away
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:18:27 PM »
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Griffin's passing, too. 

The Doolittle Raid was indeed daring--Army B-25 medium bombers, laden with fuel and ordnance, taking off from the USS Hornet in Japanese-controlled waters, with a runway of less than 500 feet for the lead planes!   My hat's off to all the brave flyers who undertook this very dangerous mission.

That is a good article!  I think the notion that Brian produced and singlehandedly wrote Surf City is a common misconception.  I've seen some folks on YouTube who believe "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" was Brian's work, too. 

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Red Skelton Hour Featuring Jan & Dean
« on: April 24, 2013, 06:57:51 PM »
I'm kinda surprised by that, too--though Jan & Dean did do "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" on the Dean Martin Show the same year.  Maybe they hadn't yet released "You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy" or "I Found A Girl" at the time they were on Red Skelton's show.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Top 5 songs that should have been hits
« on: May 08, 2011, 07:56:14 PM »
I agree with all these choices--Surfin' Wild and Waimea Bay have always been favorites of mine.  The drumming and rhythm tracks are a particular strong point on all of Jan & Dean's '60s songs. 

I wonder what would have happened chart-wise had they decided to release The New Girl In School and Dead Man's Curve as separate singles instead of pairing them together on one record?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean...Dan and Jean....on Dick Clark
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:49:34 PM »
Merry Christmas Mary!  And thanks for the nice YouTube video you put up--I really enjoyed it--great interviews and photos! 

SINGLES / Re: 1966 Liberty / J&D Record Co. / Magic Lamp
« on: November 26, 2010, 11:39:05 PM »
Great! I'm looking forward to hearing what he's got to say--I'm also curious whether he's got any more info on the single that you've got; interesting stuff!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Mid Century Los Angeles
« on: November 22, 2010, 09:04:17 PM »
I've been browsing those photos since you mentioned it here--what a collection!  There are literally too many to look at in one sitting.  I noticed that one of them was of the Hullabaloo Night Club on the Sunset Strip, where the boys recorded the shows that ended up on Filet of Soul--I think the picture was taken around the time Jan & Dean were there.

SINGLES / Re: 1966 Liberty / J&D Record Co. / Magic Lamp
« on: November 18, 2010, 10:56:14 PM »
Thank you for the info on Don Zaccaglini, Mark---I didn't know that he was involved with SFARD.  I'll have to get my COS record out and look at the etchings you pointed out.  Thanks for the tip on that one! I think that article on etchings used to be online somewhere. 

SINGLES / Re: 1966 Liberty / J&D Record Co. / Magic Lamp
« on: November 17, 2010, 08:32:41 PM »
Mary--yes, Dean etched the master copy himself with an electric pencil, so that all the other copies pressed from it have it too.  If you have Mark Passmore's book, there's an article in the back on J&D record etchings--they did this on a number of records--you might have some of them. Look between the end of the cut and the label.  On this single, mine is from the third and final batch of pressings based on the etchings on it, according to the article.

11bees--According to the article, yours is from the first batch.  I think you have a real rarity there!  I could be wrong, but I don't think the record is an error;  I don't see how both sides could be the same by accident--I wonder if it's some kind of promo that got a regular label by mistake? 

SINGLES / Re: 1966 Liberty / J&D Record Co. / Magic Lamp
« on: November 17, 2010, 05:26:35 AM »
11Bees, I'm truly stumped by your "double A-side" single! It doesn't seem to be mentioned in any discographies--actually I can't find anything on it anywhere.  Maybe Mark or David Beard can help us on this one. 

Sounds like your friend has a good sampling of other copies of this record.  I wonder if his have all the same etchings that mine does? I found it interesting that the etchings on your copy are different.  Leave it to somebody like me to get all jacked up by such small details LOL!

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