The Jan & Dean Show, Featuring Dean Torrence, a Classic California Beach Party!

The Jan & Dean Show, Featuring Dean Torrence, a Classic California Beach Party!

Huntington Beach, California, USA
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"The Jan Dean Show, Featuring Dean Torrence, a Classic California Beach Party!" is just that. A high energy surf and beach music concert showcasing the greatest hits of two of the most famous California groups of all time, Jan Dean and The Beach Boys.

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Biography

Genre: California Surf and Beach Music
Official website: www.jananddean.com
Set List: The greatest hits of Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys presented by Jan & Dean founding member, Dean Torrence.

Jan & Dean's career is well documented in the annals of pop and surf music history. Their original run in the 1960's boasts an impressive 14 gold records and 26 chart records, including Barbara Ann," The Little Old Lady from Pasadena," Dead Mans Curve, Sidewalk Surfin," and Ride the Wild Surf." Their biggest hit "Surf City," co-written by Jan & Dean and Beach Boys founder and musical genius Brian Wilson, was the first "surf" record to reach #1 in the US. Reformed in the 1980's after a successful summer tour with The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean toured the country until Jan Berry's untimely death in 2004. Carrying on with their legacy, Jan & Dean founding member Dean Torrence is proud to present:

The Jan & Dean Show Featuring Dean Torrence, a Classic California Beach Party!

The Jan & Dean show features the greatest hits of two classic California groups, Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys, as well as other great songs of the era, to present a well-crafted, vocally impressive, high-energy classic California beach party. Current and former singers and players of the Brian Wilson band and The Beach Boys round out the touring personnel for The Jan & Dean Show.
Personnel: 6 band, 1 crew
Pricing: $15,000 plus air, rooms, internal trans, and production, where applicable.

Lyrics

Surf City

Written By: Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, Brian Wilson

Two girls for every boy!

I bought a '34 wagon
And we call it a Woody
(Surf City here we come).
You know it's not very cherry,
It's an oldie but a goodie
(Surf City here we come).
Well it ain't got a back seat
Or a rear window,
But it still gets me
Where I wanna go.

And we're goin' to Surf City
'Cause it's two to one.
We're goin' to Surf City
Gonna have some fun.
You know we're goin' to Surf City
Where it's two to one,
You know we're goin' to Surf City
Gonna have some fun now.

Two girls for every boy! (etc..)

The Little Old Lady From Pasadena

Written By: Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, Roger Christian, Don Altfeld

It's the Little Old Lady From Pasadena!

The little old from Pasadena
(Go granny, go granny, go granny go!)
Has a pretty little flower bed
of white gardenias.
(Go granny, go granny, go granny go!)
But parked in a rickety old garage
Is a brand new, shiny red super stock Dodge.

And everybody' sayin' that there's
Nobody meaner than the little old
Lady from Pasadena,
She drives real fast and
She drives real hard,
She's the terror of Colorado Boulevard.
I's the little old lady from Pasadena! (etc..)

Dead Man's Curve

Written By: Jan Berry, Dean Torrence, Roger Christian

I was cruisin' in my
Stingray late one night,
When this XKE
Pulled up on my right.
He rolled down the window
Of his shinny new Jag
And challenged me then
And there to a drag.
I said you're on buddy,
My mill's runnin' fine.
Let's come off the line,
now at Sunset and Vine.
But I'll go you one better
If you got the nerve,
Let's race all the way to
Dead Man's Curve.

Dead Man's Curve
It's no place to play,
Dead Man's Curve
You best keep away,
Dead Man's Curve
I can hear 'em say,
Won't come back from
Dead Man's Curve! (etc..)

Discography

Singles -
01. "Jennie Lee" (Jan & Arnie) b/w "Gotta Get a Date" (Arwin 108) - BB #8, CB #3 - (JL)

02. "Gas Money" b/w "Bonnie Lou" (Arwin 111) - BB #81 - (JL)

03. "The Beat That Can't Be Beat" b/w "I Love Linda" (Arwin 113) - (JL)

04. "Baby Talk" b/w "Jeanette Get Your Hair Done" (Dore 522) - BB #10, CB #7 - (AA)

05. "There's a Girl" b/w "My Heart Sings" (Dore 531) - BB #97, CB #80 - (AA)

06. "Clementine" b/w "You're On My Mind" (Dore 539) - BB #65, CB #88 - (AA)

07. "White Tennis Sneakers" b/w "Cindy" (Dore 548) - (AA)

08. "We Go Together" b/w "Rosie Lane" (Dore 555) - BB #53, CB #39 - (AA)
Original pressings show B-side as "Rosilane"

09. "Gee" b/w "Such a Good Nights Dreaming" (Dore 576) - BB #81 - (AA)

10. "Baggy Pants" b/w "Judy's an Angel" (Dore 583) - (AA)

11. "Tomorrow's Teardrops" b/w "My Midsummer Nights Dream" (Ripple 6101) - (LA)

12. "Heart and Soul" b/w "Midsummer Nights Dream" (Challenge 9111) - BB #25, CB #16 - (LA) (AJB)

13. "Don't Fly Away" b/w "Julie" (Dore 610) - (LA)

14. "Wanted One Girl" b/w "Something a Little Bit Different" (Challenge 9120) - BB #104 - (LA)

15. "A Sunday Kind of Love" b/w "Poor Little Puppet" (Liberty 55397) - BB #95 - (LA) (AJB)

16. "Tennessee" b/w "You're Heart Has Changed Its Mind" (Liberty 55454) - BB #69, CB #83 - (SG) (LA)

17. "Who Put the Bomp" b/w "My Favorite Dream" (Liberty 55496) - (LA)

18. "Frosty the Snowman" b/w "She's Still Talking Baby Talk" (Liberty 55522) - (LA)
1963

19. "Linda" b/w "When I Learn How to Cry" (Liberty 55531) - BB #28, CB #26 - (JB)

20. "Surf City" b/w "She's My Summer Girl" (Liberty 55580) - BB #1, CB #1 - (JB)

21. "Honolulu Lulu" b/w "Someday (You'll Go Walking By)" (Liberty 55613) - BB #11, CB #10 - (JB)

22. "Drag City" b/w "Schlock Rod Part 1" (Liberty 55641) - BB #10, CB #10 - (JB)

23. "Dead Man's Curve" b/w "The New Girl In School" (Liberty 55672) - BB #8, CB #9 / BB #37, CB #26 - (JB)

24. "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena" b/w "My Mighty G.T.O" (Liberty 55704) - BB #3, CB #5 - (JB)

25. "Ride The Wild Surf" b/w "The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing Association" (Liberty 55724) - BB #16, CB #23 / BB #77, CB #50 - (JB)

26. "Sidewalk Surfin'" b/w "When It's Over" (Liberty 55727) - BB #25, CB #28 - (JB)

27. "(Here They Come) From All Over the World" b/w "Freeway Flyer" (Liberty 55766) - BB #56, CB #50 - (JB)

28. "Summertime Summertime" b/w "Theme From Leons Garage" (Brer Bird 001) (Dean Torrence, Released as "Our Gang") - (GZ-DT)

29. "You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy" b/w "It's as Easy As 1,2,3" (Liberty 55792) - BB #27, CB #42 - (JB)

30. "It's a Shame to Say Goodbye" b/w "Submarine Races" (Liberty 55816) (Cancelled) - (JB)

31. "I Found A Girl" b/w "It's a Shame to Say Goodbye" (Liberty 55833) - BB #30, CB #39 - (JB)

32. "The Universal Coward" b/w "I Can't Wait to Love You" (Liberty 55845) - (JB)

33. "A Beginning From an End" b/w "Folk City" (Liberty 55849) - BB #109 - (JB)
1966

34. "Norwegian Wood" b/w "I Can't Wait To Love You" (Liberty 55856) (Cancelled) - (JB)

35. "Batman!" b/w "Bucket "T"" (Liberty 55860) - BB #66, CB #60 - (JB)

36. "Popsicle" b/w "Norwegian Wood" (Liberty 55886) - BB #21, CB #24 - (JB)

37. "Fiddle Around" b/w "A Surfer's Dream" (Liberty 55905) - BB #93, CB #73 - (LA) / (JB)

38. "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)" b/w "The New Girl In School" (Liberty 55923) - (JB)

39. "Summertime Summertime" b/w "California Lullaby" (Magic Lamp 401) - (DT)
Also released on J&D 001

40. "Like a Summer Rain" b/w "Louisiana Man" (J&D Record Co. 402) - (DT) / (JB)

41. "Yellow Balloon b/w "Taste of Rain" (Columbia 44036) #111 - (DT)

42. "Hawaii" b/w "Tijuana" (Jan & Dean Label 10) - (JB)

43. "Fan Tan" b/w "Love & Hate" (Jan & Dean Label 11) - (JB)

44. "Only a Boy" b/w "Love & Hate" (Warner Bros. 7151) - (JB)

45. "Vegetables" b/w "Snowflakes On Laughing Gravy's Whiskers" (White Whale 261) - (LG)
Released as by "Laughing Gravy"

46. "I Know My Mind" b/w "Laurel & Hardy" (Warner Bros. 7219) - (JB)

47. "Girl You're Blowing My Mind" b/w "In the Still of the Night" (Warner Bros. 7240) - (JB)

Albums -
1. Jan & Dean (Dore LP-101) - (AA)

2. Jan & Dean's Golden Hits (Liberty LRP-3248 (Mono)/LST-7248 (Stereo)) - (LA)

3. Jan & Dean Take Linda Surfin' (Liberty LRP-3294/LST-7294) - BB #71 - (JB)

4. Surf City & Other Swingin' Cities (Liberty LRP-3314/LST-7314) - BB #32, CB Mono chart #21 - (JB)

5. Drag City (Liberty LRP-3339/LST-7339) - BB #22, CB Mono chart #17 - (JB)
1964

6. Dead Man's Curve / The New Girl in School (Liberty LRP-3361/LST-7361) - BB #80, CB Mono chart #42 - (JB)

7. Ride the Wild Surf (Liberty LRP-3368/LST-7368) - BB #66, CB Mono chart #26 - (JB)

8. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (Liberty LRP-3377/LST-7377) - BB #40, CB Mono chart #40 - (JB)

9. Command Performance (Liberty LRP-3403/LST-7403) - BB #33, CB #42 - (JB)
Feat

Set List

The Jan & Dean Show, Featuring Dean Torrence, A Classic California Beach Party! 100 minute live concert includes the greatest hits of Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys:

• SURF CITY
• CALIFORNIA GIRLS
• LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA
• SURFIN’ USA
• DEAD MAN’S CURVE
• HELP ME RHONDA
• BARBARA ANN
• SIDEWALK SURFIN’
• SURFIN’ SAFARI
• LITTLE DEUCE COUPE
• I GET AROUND
• RIDE THE WILD SURF
• FUN FUN FUN
• DRAG CITY
• KOKOMO
• SURFER GIRL
• NEW GIRL IN SCHOOL
• DANCE DANCE DANCE
• DO YOU WANNA DANCE
• GOOD VIBRATIONS
• SLOOP JOHN B
• AND MANY OTHERS!