Summary: singer-songwriter and half of the influential surf-rock duo Jan & Dean who scored 26 chart hits from the late 1950's to the mid-1960's including the classics Surf City, The Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Dead Man's Curve and Drag City, whose career was derailed in 1966 when he was critically injured in a car accident that left him with brain damage, partial paralysis and an inability to talk, but who made a comeback in 1978 after the airing of the group's biographical film Dead Man's Curve.
Cause of Death: Seizures
Born: April 3, 1941
Died: March 26, 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California