Recently we sat down with the down-to-earth Dean Torrence to tell his story about the life and times of Jan & Dean, the recent re-release of their 1966 Filet of Soul album, and much more. U.S. film. Directed by Richard Compton. "Surf City" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry about a fictitious surf spot where there are "two girls for every boy." Deadman's Curve is a made-for-TV biography concerning "California sound" rock-n-rollers Jan and Dean. The Surf City Songfacts says: Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys wrote this song in collaboration with Jan Berry from Jan & Dean. The history of Jan and Dean and the birth of the California surfing and beach sound.
Jan's disastrous 1966 auto accident and shaky comeback where he's booed offstage for lip-synching. The l980’s were a lot of fun for me because I would go to their local shows which were like … Jan & Dean were the subject of a TV movie in the late '70s and remained much loved (if not sufficiently respected or appreciated) icons of early-'60s rock & roll. In the liner notes for the Jan and Dean collection The Complete Liberty Singles, this version of the story appears: "For the next Jan and Dean disc, Jan reworked a Drag City album cut, 'Dead Man's Curve,' into a California car crash of epic proportions. Jan & Dean were the subject of a TV movie in the late '70s and remained much loved (if not sufficiently respected or appreciated) icons of early-'60s rock & roll. One more record was cut to fulfill their contract. There were some bad times too, as many got close to Jan by supplying free drugs. This piece is published between those dates as part of the music history features on Oake & Riley in the Morning. The following … Deadman's Curve, about the lives of Jan & Dean is a great movie about their lives. There were some bad times too, as many got close to Jan by supplying free drugs.
Jan was a personal friend and was one of the kindest people that I have met as was his family. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Jan & Dean immediately changed their future musical output solely to "surf music" and their album sales performed very strongly over the next three years. Fast cars, surfing and girls on the beach--Jan and Dean's music has the heart and soul of the California lifestyle in the '60s. Jan and Dean Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Jan and Dean photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Some of the events in the movie were changed but most is true. Jan was a personal friend and was one of the kindest people that I have met as was his family. Richard Hatch plays Jan Berry, while Bruce Davison is seen as Dean Torrence. A comeback to the music industry seems impossible, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean the duo aim for another chance. The legendary rock duo: Jan and Dean, is a true story of courage, and “Surf City” partners forever! Great garage rehearsal scenes. Jan Berry, part of the 1960s surf-rock duo Jan and Dean, was born on April 3, 1941, and died on March 26, 2004. 1979 video with Jan Berry singing “Dead Man’s Curve” along with actor Richard Hatch who played Jan in the 1978 TV-movie “Deadman’s Curve.” (Source: Snopes) Some of the events in the movie were changed but most is true. The movie brought back the careers of Jan and Dean and they put on shows until Jan’s death in 2004. Be the first to contribute!
With Richard Hatch, Bruce Davison, Pamela Bellwood, Dick Clark.
It was first recorded and made popular by the American duo Jan and Dean in 1963, and their single became the first surf song to become a national number-one hit. Show Deadman's Curve, about the lives of Jan & Dean is a great movie about their lives.
In 1965, Jan and Dean, the surf/pop duo from Los Angeles, were striving to obtain more control over their career, including adding more comedy to their act.Having charted five top 10 records in the past two years (including “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and the classic “Surf City”), Jan Berry and Dean Torrence were now reaching for the silver screen and more.