February 22, 2024

JAN & DEAN – Jan Berry Official Site

Life can have a higher meaning in a Carnival of Sound

“Our friend Adam Marsland, musician and intrepid explorer of Southeast Asia, has published another episode of his Beach Boys web series, Pet Squares. This one recounts “The Bruce Johnston Origin Story.” There’s a Jan Berry connection here. Through Jan, Bruce was in on the ground floor in the late 1950s—one of the architects of the California Sound, and highly accomplished in the music industry before joining the Beach Boys in 1965. Bruce is an affable guy with a knack for remembering details that can be corroborated through other sources. I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with him . . . Be sure to check out Adam’s Karmafrog YouTube channel and his fascinating web series, Adam Walks Around.” — Mark A. Moore, author of Dead Man’s Curve: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Jan Berry (McFarland 2021).

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