Jan and Dean

(Redirected from Jan & Dean)

Jan Berry (April 3, 1941, Los Angeles -- March 26, 2004) and Dean Torrence (born March 10, 1940, Los Angeles) were a rock and roll duo briefly popular in the early 1960s as part of the "surf music" craze inspired by The Beach Boys.

They began singing together after football practice at University High School in Los Angeles. Primitive recording sessions followed soon after, in a makeshift studio in Jan's garage. They first performed on stage as The Barons at a high school dance. Their first commercial success was Jennie Lee (1958), an ode to a local burlesque performer which they recorded along with pal Arnie Ginsberg. After Dean returned from an army stint and Arnie went off to other pursuits (by 1962, he was a hugely successful rock and roll deejay in Boston), the two began to make music again as Jan and Dean.

With the help of friend Herb Alpert and producer Lou Adler, they scored a modest hit with Baby Talk (1959), and then entered a long dry spell. Playing local venues, they met and performed with the Beach Boys, and discovered the appeal of the latter's "surf sound".With considerable help from Brian Wilson, they eventually scored a number one national hit with "Surf City" (1963). Subsequent hits included "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" (1964) and the eerily portentous "Dead Man's Curve" (1964).

Early in 1966 Jan was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, resulting in severe head injuries. As a result, the group did not perform again until 1973, and made an official comeback in 1978 on tour with the Beach Boys. The group continued to tour until Berry's death in March, 2004, with 1960s nostalgia providing them with a ready audience.


This page about Jan & Dean includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Jan & Dean
News stories about Jan & Dean
External links for Jan & Dean
Videos for Jan & Dean
Wikis about Jan & Dean
Discussion Groups about Jan & Dean
Blogs about Jan & Dean
Images of Jan & Dean

The group continued to tour until Berry's death in March, 2004, with 1960s nostalgia providing them with a ready audience. Official website (http://www.journeytheband.com). As a result, the group did not perform again until 1973, and made an official comeback in 1978 on tour with the Beach Boys. (These are all studio albums unless stated otherwise):. Early in 1966 Jan was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, resulting in severe head injuries. Augeri is frequently mistaken for Steve Perry - both share the same first name, resemble each other physically, and have similar voices. Subsequent hits included "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" (1964) and the eerily portentous "Dead Man's Curve" (1964). The group's current lineup is Augeri (vocals), Schon (guitar), Cain (keyboards), Valory (bass), and Castronovo (drums).

Playing local venues, they met and performed with the Beach Boys, and discovered the appeal of the latter's "surf sound".With considerable help from Brian Wilson, they eventually scored a number one national hit with "Surf City" (1963). On January 21, 2005 Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With the help of friend Herb Alpert and producer Lou Adler, they scored a modest hit with Baby Talk (1959), and then entered a long dry spell. Many credit the group's success with Steve Perry's vocals and Neal Schon's guitar work. After Dean returned from an army stint and Arnie went off to other pursuits (by 1962, he was a hugely successful rock and roll deejay in Boston), the two began to make music again as Jan and Dean. The band's greatest commercial success came with a series of power ballads such as "Open Arms", "Separate Ways", and "Faithfully". Their first commercial success was Jennie Lee (1958), an ode to a local burlesque performer which they recorded along with pal Arnie Ginsberg. The band has gone through several phases, including one dominated by former members of Santana.

They first performed on stage as The Barons at a high school dance. Journey is an American rock and roll band formed in 1973. Primitive recording sessions followed soon after, in a makeshift studio in Jan's garage. All The Way (2001). They began singing together after football practice at University High School in Los Angeles. Higher Place (2001). Jan Berry (April 3, 1941, Los Angeles -- March 26, 2004) and Dean Torrence (born March 10, 1940, Los Angeles) were a rock and roll duo briefly popular in the early 1960s as part of the "surf music" craze inspired by The Beach Boys. Message of Love (1996).

When You Love a Woman (1996). Why Can't This Night Go On Forever? (1987). I'll Be Alright Without You (1987). Girl Can't Help It (1986).

Suzanne (1986). Be Good To Yourself (1986). Chain Reaction (1984). Send Her My Love (1983).

After The Fall (1983). Faithfully (1983). Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (1982). Still They Ride (1982).

Open Arms (1982). Don't Stop Believin' (1981). Who's Cryin' Now (1981). Stay Awhile (1980).

Good Morning Girl (1980). Walks Like A Lady (1980). Any Way You Want It (1980). Too Late (1980).

Lovin' You Is Easy (1979). Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (1979). Just The Same Way (1979). Lights (1978).

Anytime (1978). Wheel In The Sky (1978). I Would Find You (1977). Nickel And Dime (1977).

People (1977). Spaceman (1977). Look Into The Future (1977). Anyway (1976).

I'm Gonna Leave You (1976). On A Saturday Nite (1976). Midnight Dreamer (1976). Mystery Mountain (1975).

In My Lonely Feeling (1975). Of A Lifetime (1975). Red 13 (2002) EP. Journey 2001 (2001) (DVD of concert footage).

The Essential Journey (2001) (Greatest hits). Arrival (2001). Greatest Hits Live (1998) Live. Trial by Fire (1996).

Time 3 (1992) Box set and live. Greatest Hits (1988) (Greatest hits). Raised on Radio (1986). Frontiers (1983).

Escape (1981). Captured (1981) Live. Dream After Dream (1980). Departure (1980).

Evolution (1979). Infinity (1978). Next (1977). Look into the Future (1976).

Journey (1975). Steve Smith. Steve Augeri (also a member of Tall Stories and Tyketto). Randy Jackson (of American Idol fame).

Ross Valory. George Tickner. Deen Castronovo (also a member of Bad English). Aynsley Dunbar.

Gregg Rolie (an original member of Santana). Jonathan Cain (also an original member of The Babys & Bad English). Neal Schon (also a member of Bad English and Hardline). Steve Perry.

07-31-15 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/browse2000.php Business Search Directory Real Estate Database WebExposure.us Google+ Directory Dan Schmidt is a keyboardist, composer, songwriter, and producer.