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Jan Berry and Dean Torrence began singing together after football practice at University High School in Los Angeles in the late 1950s. Primitive recording sessions followed soon after in a makeshift studio in Jan's garage. They first performed on stage as The Barons at a high school dance. Then they were known as Jan & Arnie. After Dean returned from a stint in the army reserves, the duo began to make music as Jan & Dean in 1958.

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  • Enough with the all caps, already.
  • damn! autocorrect
  • Things Go Better With Coke, lots of coke
  • Forgot how much I enjoyed listening to them..
  • v get a cheap-o set of their few early hits
  • They sure made some good music, but after hearing the disgusting Only a Boy, I'm afraid I'll never stand listening to them again :(
  • Surf
  • I prefer Jan & Dean over The Beach Boys.
  • great

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