An influential surf-rock duo that formed in high school as the Barons recorded their first song in a garage. They scored 26 hits until a tragic accident to Jan Berry cut their recording career short. On this date, the first single from Jan & Dean, credited as Jan & Arnie, debuted on the chart, "Jennie Lee".
This group debuted on the chart with their first single. Lead singer Dion would score 33 hits into the 1980's. The first release from Dion & the Belmonts was "I Wonder Why".