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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / The board is back online
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:57:48 PM »
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« on: March 11, 2019, 05:03:15 PM »
HAL BLAINE — Legendary drummer and Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine has passed away at age 90. He was one of the most popular, and most recorded, drummers of all time. What a legacy, and what a life. This one hits close to home. Hal—along with the great Earl Palmer—played on most of Jan Berry’s sessions for Jan & Dean in the ‘60s. He also served as contractor for Jan’s sessions, and had a role—both speaking and playing—in Jan & Dean’s 1966 television pilot “On the Run.” Hal and Jan were close personal friends who socialized together outside of the studio. Hal was 12 years his senior and very much like an older brother to Jan. Hal was devastated by Jan’s 1966 life-changing automobile accident. He spent a lot of time at Jan’s bedside, and played on all of Jan’s post-accident recordings, beginning with the first “Carnival of Sound” related sessions in 1967. I am grateful that I got a chance to interview Hal. He was always gracious and loved to talk about his time with Jan, and Jan’s influence on his career. Hal called me after receiving a copy of my book The Jan & Dean Record, and I was truly thankful for his enthusiastic support of the project. Thanks for the music, Hal. Rest easy, my friend. You had a long and productive life, and we are all the richer for it. “Here we go . . . Top, fellas!” – Mark A. Moore, Author of The Jan & Dean Record

England’s “Shindig!” magazine features a good informative article by Scott Paton about JAN & DEAN’s transitional period following Jan Berry’s life-changing 1966 car accident, covering the duo’s separate album projects “SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY” (Dean) and “CARNIVAL OF SOUND” (Jan), 1966-1968 — (Issue #62, 2017). Scott knew Jan in the late 1970s and worked for Casey Kasem’s "American Top Forty." Scott contributed to, and is quoted in, “THE JAN & DEAN RECORD,” by Mark A. Moore. Check out Scott’s article, and peruse “Shindig!” further to read Pat Curran’s interview with Moore (2010).

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Website Upgrade
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:15:46 AM »
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Board Upgrade
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:56:54 AM »
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JAN BERRY'S SECOND WAVE: A Conversation with Associate Producer Rob Kuropatwa

By Mark A. Moore
Author of The Jan & Dean Record

Behind-the-scenes commentary on Jan's 1997 solo album.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Dean Torrence Interview
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:39:17 PM »

Lights, Camera, Los Angeles: Film Locations from Deadman’s Curve, 1978
By Mark A. Moore, Author of The Jan & Dean Record


"The Wrecking Crew: Take 2" — Triple-CD Compilation

Filmmaker Denny Tedesco is conducting a pledge drive for "The Wrecking Crew: Take 2," a Triple-CD compilation. For a $50 pledge, you can get a combo pack featuring a DVD, "The Jan & Dean Record" book, plus AccessPass. Learn more about the project here:

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Rock's Backpages — Interview
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:02:38 PM »

Author Mark A. Moore's recent interview with music journalist Gary Pig Gold has been added to Rock's Backpages.

Jan & Dean: A Walk on the Wet Side: Gary Pig Gold In Conversation With Mark A. Moore
Vulcher Magazine (January 2017) — 6,382 words

Rock's Backpages is the largest online database of pop music writing in the world. This prestigious resource features a searchable collection of more than 34,000 primary-source, full-text music writings from the biggest names in music journalism, from the 1950s up to the present day. Sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press, the library includes reviews, interviews, features, and more.

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