Song of the day: Jan & Dean- Surf City

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In 1963, Jan Berry and Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys) wrote a surf song. Brian Wilson had already written a draft of this song, and he also had written Surfin’ U.S.A.. Wilson played the last song to Jan, and he wanted to record the song, but Brian Wilson wanted to record it with the Beach Boys. He then gave the draft of Surf City to Jan Berry. He took the song, worked on it and so Jan & Dean were the first to record the song about a city where there were two girls for every boy. It was the first surf song to reach number 1 in the US. Enjoy

Jan & Dean- Surf City

Posted on July 7, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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