hot rod tunes began to fade. Jan & Dean,
one of the leading acts of the genre,
adjusted to the changing times by
taking their music in a new direction.
highest chart pos. #27)
for songs about surfing, fast cars and the
Southern California lifestyle of the 60s,
so much so that she wrote car songs
that she and others recorded. Carol
is on record as the only woman to
a major hit in the male dominated
hot rod category. Carol's song,
by the Rip Chords, went top 5
and helped popularize muscle car
designer Carroll Shelby and Ford
co-wrote with producer Terry Melcher
(Doris Day's son), Jan Berry and her
sister Cheryl Gorman. The sisters
formed the duo Carol & Cheryl
and released "Go Go G.T.O"
in the spring of 1965.
Cincinnati, Ohio. Performances at local venues
got the girls noticed and signed to a record
deal. Soon they found themselves opening
for The Beach Boys and Sonny and Cher.
The Crystals (Christmas 1961 thru
January 1962, highest chart pos. #20)
actress and acting coach.