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Jan and Dean


Clean-cut vocal duo from Los Angeles, California, best known for their 1963 #1 single "Surf City." By definition, Jan and Dean, like their friends and chart rivals the Beach Boys, don't belong to the reverb-soaked instrumental surf music genre. They instead recorded catchy, singalong records about the teenage life in coastal Southern California that revolved around surfing, the beach, cars, and girls.

Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, both born in Los Angeles in the early '40s, were football team...