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"Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan and Dean (Live)
Jan and Dean Live

"The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" was a 1964 song by music duo Jan and Dean (William Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, both from the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles). The song reached #3 on that year’s Billboard chart. The above clip was filmed live at The T.A.M.I Show* at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October 1964. The song was one of 26 by Jan and Dean that made the Billboard and Cashbox music charts from 1959 through 1966. Along with “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” Jan and Dean had four other top 10 Billboard hits with “Baby Talk” (1959, #10), “Surf City” (1963, #1) “Drag City” (1963, #10), and “Dead Man’s Curve” (1964, #8). The duo also collaborated with Brain Wilson and The Beach Boys, with the Beach Boys also singing “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" and including it in their 1964 album (#1 album on the Billboard chart), “Beach Boys Concert.”

* The T.A.M.I. Show (acronym for either "Teen Age Music International" or "Teenage Awards Music International") was a concert film made at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 28-29, 1964. Free tickets were distributed among high school students. The concert, emceed by Jan and Dean, included performances by American and British groups, such as The Barbarians, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown and the Famous Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan and Dean, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, and a house band collectively called The Wrecking Crew (led by Jack Nitzsche).