Dean Torrance Keeps The Jan & Dean Flame Burning
RECORDNET "Our show is not a concert," Dean Torrence, 66, said of his current touring outfit. "We're more of a party band, which is how we got started. It's never really changed."
"In a matter of moments, our career was over," Torrence said. "Jan was lucky to have survived, considering how badly injured he was. He went from an IQ of 175-180 to 68. He still could write music, but had aphasia which affected his motor skills, had one leg which was hard to walk on, and his right arm never came back. There were 13 years from that moment where we never performed. "
"We wanted to get girls' phone numbers," Torrence said. "We realized that if we do music, then all the chicks will hang out with us. We never thought it would be a career."
"It may have been because people within the industry felt that we didn't take it seriously," Torrence said. "We did as far as making the best records we could. But we didn't care about becoming the biggest stars in the world."