Jan & Dean had five Top 10 hits, including the #1 song, “Surf City”, which was co-written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
Duo hosted and appeared in The T.A.M.I. Show in 1964. The legendary film included seminal performances by The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and James Brown.
Dean Torrence sings the lead on the The Beach Boys cover of #2 hit “Barbara Ann.”
Jan Berry was critically injured in an April 1966 car accident, but ultimately returned to the stage with Torrence in 1978. Jan & Dean continued touring until Berry’s death in 2004.