THE BEACH BOYS

BACK THROUGH THE OPERA GLASS

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  FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC EVENT of April 12th 1966, when Jan Berry crashed his blue ’66 Corvette into the rear of a parked vehicle whilst speeding down Whittier Boulevard, former recording partner Dean Torrence created the successful design company Kittyhawk Graphics. Situated in a three storey office building on Sunset Boulevard, the company was officially launched during 1967, taking its name from the famous location in North Carolina where the Wright Brothers had made their first successful airborne flight.
Dean had graduated from the School Of Fine

Diana Ross & The Supremes

"Let The Sunshine In"
Motown : 1968

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

"Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
Liberty : 1972

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Celebration

featuring Mike Love
Pacific Arts : 1978

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  …although by the start of the 1980’s demand was building along the concert nostalgia circuit for the return of Dean with his former partner, the severly disabled but still functioning Jan Berry.
  When I asked Dean, during research for “Back Through The Opera Glass”, as to whether he still kept his hand in, he responded in the positive, confirming “Yes, I do still do graphic design. Keep looking at the website (www.jananddean.com). I did every page, three years in the making …!”

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