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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Herb Alpert Documentary
« Last post by Admin on October 19, 2020, 05:33:16 PM »
Really interesting. I will deliberately repeat a point I have made before about the limited videos / photos of the time. Nowadays rock / media stars (including Z listers) photograph everything.
Will your new biography be illustrated Mark?

The biography, titled Dead Man's Curve: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Jan Berry, will include 195 images. Currently in production at publisher McFarland & Co.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Herb Alpert Documentary
« Last post by surferbee on October 02, 2020, 05:12:47 AM »
Really interesting. I will deliberately repeat a point I have made before about the limited videos / photos of the time. Nowadays rock / media stars (including Z listers) photograph everything.
Will your new biography be illustrated Mark?
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Herb Alpert Documentary
« Last post by Admin on October 01, 2020, 09:55:46 PM »
Jan & Dean fans . . . Donít miss the new film titled ďHerb Alpert Is,Ē an incredible documentary on one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. In partnership with Lou Adler, Herb Alpert produced Jan & Deanís first records between 1959 and 1961. While a lot of the parts on the early Jan & Dean records were done by Jan, Herb Alpert oversaw the arrangements in those early days, and he was one of Janís early influences. The film includes a brief Jan & Dean segment, with footage of ďBaby Talk,Ē but I encourage you to watch the whole thing. The hits with the Tijuana Brass, A&M Records, the man himself. Itís a tremendous presentation of Alpert as a producer, singer, virtuoso trumpet player, record company owner, painter, and sculptor. He is still writing, performing, and recording in his mid-eighties. What a life.

Herb Alpert Is
https://www.herbalpertis.com/

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean touring
« Last post by NateRuvin on September 06, 2020, 05:24:10 AM »
According to the Surf City Allstars website, there had originally been plans for him to play at a private event in TN. Of course, this was planned before Covid, so we'll see weather it still happens or not.

I don't think he's stopped altogether, but is probably slowing down a bit. I saw him in August of 2018, and he put on an incredible show.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Dean touring
« Last post by surferbee on September 06, 2020, 04:01:14 AM »
Hi Everyone
Here in the UK, Covid has ripped into live performances but looking at Dean's website and hid Facebook page, well prior to the pandemic he seems to have stopped performing. I don't ever remember seeing an official announcement.

Any ideas?
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: J&Dís skateboard
« Last post by Surfermike on August 07, 2020, 04:40:13 PM »
That is a great photo. Thanks for posting it. Actually, if Keith Moon had been holding the skateboard, it would have been more logical. But we still would be wondering how he got one. Rest In Peace Wayne, and thanks for the music. As a side note, guitarist Eric Stewart was with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and took over lead vocals when Wayne left. Stewart eventually became a member of 10cc which was one of Deans favorite groups (according to a Sunshine Music fanzine article).
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: J&Dís skateboard
« Last post by Admin on August 07, 2020, 08:28:21 AM »
I don't know, but my guess would be that Jan or Dean gave him one. According to Dean, the boards never made it beyond the promotional stage. Dean rode one on The TAMI Show. Wayne's board also looks used, with scuff marks on the logo from riding it.

Cool photo . . .



Wayne Fontana with Jan & Dean's Sidewalk Surfer skateboard.

R.I.P. Wayne . . . and thanks for the music.
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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / J&Dís skateboard
« Last post by Surfermike on August 07, 2020, 07:59:33 AM »
I received a notice on Facebook that musician Wayne Fontana of the Mindbenders passed away. The article was in The Sun, a British newspaper, August 7, 2020. Scrolling down to check out the pictures, I came across one of Wayne, holding of all things, a Jan and Dean Sidewalk Surfer. Not sure how he got his hands on one of these. But to see a J&D skateboard with a British rocker, I thought it was kind of odd. Actually, to see anybody with one of those boards has to be a rare sight. Any thoughts out there?
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i agree. Perfect name. Very exciting news!
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This is a great title. Dead Man's Curve has so many symbolic / metaphorical connotations as well as being ne of Jan's greatest songs / productions / arrangements.

Can't wait.
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