August 1, 2021

JAN & DEAN – Jan Berry Official Site

Life can have a higher meaning in a Carnival of Sound

Deadman's Curve, Film Biography of Jan & Dean, 1978

Table of Contents — Book — Dead Man’s Curve: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Jan Berry

By Mark A. Moore

Acknowledgments

Preface

Prologue: Tuesday, April 12, 1966

  1. Some Genius or a Very Clever Criminal
  2. If Ricky Nelson Can Do It
  3. The Real Musician in the Bunch
  4. Kids Swarmed the Aisles and Screamed
  5. Good Things Happened Quickly
  6. Pandemonium
  7. Nevins-Kirshner Associates and Aldon Music
  8. More than Most People Can Do
  9. Screen Gems and a Righteous Trip to Surf City
  10. A Surf Scene with Music and Medicine
  11. One of the Finer Arrangers in the Business
  12. Big Fat Frothy Records
  13. Pop Symphony
  14. Easy Come, Easy Go
  15. Crazy Hours, On the Run
  16. The Death Instinct
  17. Dead Man’s Curve
  18. Some Very Ingenious Stuff
  19. There is Promise
  20. Impulse Disorder
  21. Life Can Have a Higher Meaning
  22. In a Carnival of Sound
  23. Hitch a Ride to Hollywood
  24. Music Is Power
  25. Sing Sang A Song
  26. Rock Drama
  27. Aloha, America
  28. On the Run Again with Papa and the Bandits
  29. WJB, Inc.
  30. Chapel of Love
  31. Second Wave
  32. Cleaning Up the Past

Epilogue: Friday, March 26, 2004

Appendices:

  • Appendix A — Jan Berry’s Chart Singles and Chart Albums as an Artist, Songwriter, Arranger, and Record Producer, 1958-1966.
  • Appendix B — Jan Berry’s Work as an Artist, Songwriter, Arranger, and Record Producer Outside of Jan & Arnie and Jan & Dean, 1958-1966.
  • Appendix C — Jan Berry’s Music in Film, 1964-2020.
  • Appendix D — Jan Berry Timeline, 1941-1966.

Bibliography

Index

McFarland & Co.
7″ x 10″ paperback; 525 pp.; 195 photos, illustrations, and maps; 4 Appendices; Bibliography; Index
$49.95 (print)
$29.95 (e-book)
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7210-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4333-5

“Jennie Lee” . . . “Baby Talk” . . . “We Go Together” . . . “Heart and Soul” . . . “Linda” . . . “Surf City” . . . “Honolulu Lulu” . . . “Drag City” . . . “Dead Man’s Curve” . . . “The New Girl In School” . . . “The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)” . . . “Ride the Wild Surf” . . . “Sidewalk Surfin’” . . . “You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy” . . . “I Found A Girl” . . . “Popsicle.”

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