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Jan Berry died
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Joined: Feb 22, 2003
Posts: 161
From: New Orleans Upper 9th ward
Posted: 2004-03-27 7:03 pm   Permalink


Pioneering California rock musician Jan Berry, who rode the wave of the surf music trend in the 1960s as one-half of popular duo Jan & Dean, has died, his wife said on March 27, 2004. Berry, who would have turned 63 on April 3, had suffered from poor health ever since a 1966 auto wreck that left him paralyzed for a year, essentially ending the duo's career.

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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-03-27 7:10 pm   Permalink

I just heard that on the news about 15 minutes ago & I'm still recovering. The tiki torches will be glowing a little dimmer tonite. Aloha Jan.

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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1173
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2004-03-27 11:41 pm   Permalink

Wow...aloha Jan.

Have those guys been inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame yet?

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Joined: May 04, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2004-03-28 05:59 am   Permalink

R.I.P. Jan Berry



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Joined: May 09, 2003
Posts: 29
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2004-03-28 12:08 pm   Permalink

Great article that Jan wrote on how he would like to be remembered....

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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-03-28 1:26 pm   Permalink

I can remember seeing Jan and Dean before and after jan's accident. Thanks tikiholic for sharing his words and thoughts.

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