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Jan and Dean

Jan and Dean

Jan and Dean were an American rock and roll duo consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. 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. Their other charting singles were "Drag City", "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena", and "Dead Man's Curve"; 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 ... more on Wikipedia

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