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Jan & Dean
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Past Group Members Jan Berry
Dean Torrence
Music Genre (Text) Vocal surf
Surf rock
California Sound
psychedelic rock
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Year(s) Active 1958–2004
Record Label Arwin
Doré
Ripple
Challenge
Liberty
J&D Record Co.
Jan & Dean
Magic Lamp Records
Columbia
Warner Bros.
Brer Bird
White Whale
Official Websites jananddean.com
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Jan and Dean were an American rock 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.

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RankTitleYear*
1 Surf City
2 Dead Mans Curve
3 Ride The Wild Surf
4 Baby Talk
5 Heart And Soul
6 Sidewalk Surfin'
7 Drag City
8 The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
9 Frosty (The Snowman)
10 Help Me Rhonda 1979
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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