Jan & Dean

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Also performs as: The Laughing Gravy

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Jan and Dean were an American rock and roll duo consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, 1941 – March 26, 2004) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born March 10, 1940). In the early 1960s, they were pioneers of the California Sound and vocal surf music styles popularized by the Beach Boys. Among their most successful songs was "Surf City", which topped US record charts in 1963, the first surf song to do so. Their other charting singles were "Drag City" (1963), "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" (1964), and "Dead Man's Curve" (1964); the last of which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 1972, Torrence won the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover for the psychedelic rock band Pollution's first eponymous 1971 album, and was nominated three other times in the same category for albums of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In 2013, Torrence's design contribution of the Surf City Allstars "In Concert" CD was named a Silver Award of Distinction at the Communicator Awards competition.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Drag City Jan & Dean 1
1963 Surf City and Other Swingin' Cities Jan & Dean 1
1964 The Little Old Lady From Pasadena Jan & Dean 1
1966 Filet of Soul Jan & Dean 1
1966 Folk 'n Roll Jan & Dean 1
1966 Save for a Rainy Day Jan & Dean 2
1979 Dead Mans Curve Jan & Dean 1
1990 Ride the Wild Surf Jan & Dean 1
1996 Command Performance: Live in Person / Jan & Dean Meet Batman Jan & Dean 1
1996 Jan & Dean Jan & Dean 1
2010 Jan & Dean’s Pop Symphony No. 1 Jan & Dean 1
2012 Surfs Up! Jan & Dean 1
Before Surf City Jan & Dean Jan & Dean 1
Gold Jan & Dean 1
Golden Hits Jan & Dean 1
Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' Jan & Dean 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 The Jan & Dean Sound Jan & Dean 1
1988 Surf City Jan & Dean 1
1990 Surf City (The Best of Jan and Dean) Jan & Dean 1
1992 Greatest Hits Jan & Dean 1
1995 The Original Jan & Dean 1
1996 Dead Man's Curve / New Girl in School / Popsicle Jan & Dean 1
1996 Jan & Dean's Golden Summer Days Jan & Dean 1
1998 As Easy as 1-2-3 Jan & Dean 1
1998 Surf City Jan & Dean 1
36 All-time Greatest Hits! Jan & Dean 1
All the Hits: From Surf City to Drag City Jan & Dean 1
All Time Greatest Hits Jan & Dean 1
Golden Hits Jan & Dean 1
Greatest Hits Jan & Dean 1
Greatest Hits Jan & Dean 1
Jan & Dean - 20 Rock'n'Roll Hits Jan & Dean 1
Jan & Dean Anthology Album Jan & Dean 1
Take Linda Surfin'/ Ride the Wild Surf Jan & Dean 1
The Best of Jan & Dean Jan & Dean 1
The Complete Early Years Jan & Dean 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Heart and Soul / Midsummer Night's Dream Jan & Dean 1
1962 Ride the Wild Surf Jan & Dean 1
1988 Jan & Dean Jan & Dean 1
1992 Dead Man's Curve / Drag City Jan & Dean 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Surfin Safari Jan & Dean 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Beach Boys / Jan & Dean / The Ventures The Beach Boys / Jan & Dean / The Ventures 1

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