Song of the day: Jan & Dean- Surf City
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 1963, beach boys, Brian Wilson, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, jan & dean, jan berry, Music, number 1, sixties, surf city, surf rock, The Beach Boys. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.