Alot of non-Jan & Dean fans actually think that songs such as Little Old Lady From Pasadena and Drag City were Beach Boys songs! If fate in had not stepped in, and Jan Berry had not had his accident, maybe Jan & Dean could have taken the World by storm, and maybe they would be as well known as The Beach Boys.
In short, this disc is a remarkable document between the two groups decades-long friendship - a musical combination which benefitted both bands - from Brian Wilson, Jan & Dean got many of their most popular hits, while Brian adopted Jan & Dean's use of session players to augment the Beach Boys studio work, and also, to a degree, borrowed the duo's sound to build upon.
Jan and Dean were an American rock duo consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, – March 26, ) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born March 10, ). In the early s, they were pioneers of the California Sound and vocal surf music styles popularized by the Beach Boys.. Among their most successful songs was 's "Surf City", the first surf song to top the Hot
Aug 16, · 45 -- CP -- JANUARY. DJ copies listed title as "I Gotta Drive." Written by Roger Christian and Barry Mann. The MATADORS -- TONY MINICHIELLO, MANUEL SANCHEZ, and VIC DIAZ -- sang harmony vocals on JAN & DEAN'S "Surf City" and "Drag City" albums (Liberty) released in This song comes from the latter album, with a lead vocal by JAN BERRY.