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Dean Torrence

Dean Torrence was one half of the popular 1960s "surf music" singing duo "Jan & Dean", who enjoyed chart success with songs including "Surf City", "Little Old Lady from Pasadena", "Popsicle", "Dead Mans Curve", "Drag City" and "Ride the Wild Surf". Torrence met future singing partner Jan Berry at University High School in West Los Angeles and they ... See full bio »
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 1999 Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (Video documentary) (writer: "Dead Man's Curve")
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Green Room (1990) ... (performer: "Surf City" - uncredited)
 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "Jingle Bell Rock")
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (performer: "Surf City")
 1978 Deadman's Curve (TV Movie) ("Sidewalk Surfin'") / (performer: "Like A Summer Rain")
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Other Works:

Single: Sang lead (uncredited) on The Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann". See more »

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Jan & Dean | Jan and Dean | Dean

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Walked out of a recording session with Jan in 1965 during an argument, and learned The Beach Boys were working on their "Beach Boys' Party" album at the same studios, so he joined their session. When the Beach Boys were stuck for another song to record, he suggested The Regents' "Barbara Ann" - which became the hit single from the album. ("Thanks, Dean" can be heard in the fadeout.) See more »

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