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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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On the Run
On the Run Himself
Surf Scene
Surf Scene Himself
The T.A.M.I. Show
Dream Girl of '67
Dream Girl of '67 Himself - Bachelor Judge


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 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie)
Magic Snow Globe Singer / Partier
 1966 Jan & Dean: On the Run (TV Movie)
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Junior's Bustin' Out All Over (1965) ... Guest Vocalist
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
- Papa-San (1963)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Jan Berry in a sitcom pilot called "The Jan and Dean Show" where the singers played college students who embarked on a nationwide tour accompanied only by their young female manager. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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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