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February 18, 1983 - Image 18

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unshine Flockers
Meet West Coast Rockers
in a Beach-Music Blow-out!

After all, what good is the beach
without the sounds of surf? And keeping
surf music alive and kicking, are two
legends of the sound-Mike Love of the
Beach Boys, and Dean Torrence of Jan and
Dean. Together with the Endless Summer
Beach Band, Mike and Dean have been
leaving Spring Break student audiences
breathless and shouting for more. SRO in
Daytona Beach. Twenty thousand fans in
South Padre Island. Swaying and stomping
to "Surfin' U.S.A.", "Ba-Ba-Barbara
Ann", and "Little Old Lady From
Pasadena."
"I can't wait to be back," exclaims
Mike Love, "I'm really just a life-long stu-
dent." Love has been the leader of the
Beach Boys since the groups inception in
the early 60's. Not only the band's leading
singer and spokesman, he has also contri-
buted to the group's popularity-by writing
or co-writing such hits as "Good Vibra-
tions", "Fun, Fun, Fun", "California
Girls", "Do it Again".
Additionally, Mike has recorded his
own solo album, "Looking Back With
Love," performs on tour with the Endless
Summer Beach Band, and still plays an im-
portant role in the present Beach Boys.
Dean Torrence burst upon the music
scene in 1958 teamed with Jan Berry. Better
known as Jan and Dean, they were early
collaborators with the Beach Boys. Their
careers were halted abruptly when Jan was
involved in a near-fatal accident. The televi-

sion movie, "Deadman's Curve" recounted
the story of the duo's fame and misfortune.
Subsequently, Dean turned his atten-
tion to design and spawned Kittyhawk
Graphics, specializing in music-industry
merchandising. He has designed album
covers for the Beach Boys, Steve Martin,
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nilsson, Anne Mur-
ray, Linda Ronstadt and Walter Egan.
"But I can't stop performing for the
college crowd," glows Dean. So he joined
forces with Mike in 1982, and Budweiser
sponsored a Spring Break tour. The results
were spectacular: "Everyone was in a party
spirit ... and the band delivered," reported
the Daytona Morning Journal. The Dallas
Morning News gave front-page coverage to
the cheering crowd: "The perfect culmina-
tion..."
To keep warm through the winter,
Mike and Dean and the band are engaging in
a "Be True to Your Bud" college concert
tour, again sponsored by Budweiser Beer.
Needless to say, Spring Break 1983
will find Mike & Dean, searching out those
special places where the priorities are sand,
sun, and fun. Delivering two hours of non-
stop entertainment to aficionados (and who
isn't) of the sounds of surf rock.
If you're planning a Spring Break
vacation, you'll find Mike & Dean rocking
through South Padre Island, Texas, on
March 15 (raindate-March 16); double-
teaming in Daytona Beach March 17 and
the 24th; riding in with the tide in Fort

Lauderdale on March 23; and taking the
plunge in Destin Beach on March 31. All
brought to you, FREE, by Budweiser, the
King of Spring.
If you do see Mike & Dean, say,
"Thanks guys," for keeping the "Good
Vibrations" happening.

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