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Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Is Dead at 81

Old 03-18-2019, 04:19 AM
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Default Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Is Dead at 81

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Caught his last show in Boston, fun time, RIP Dick.
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Not that familiar with him but didn't he play in some of the "Beach Party" and "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon?

Sad to see some of these greats passing.

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Not that familiar with him but didn't he play in some of the "Beach Party" and "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon?

Sad to see some of these greats passing.

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Yes. Also, if you've watched the movie "Pulp Fiction", you've heard his guitar work.

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Old 03-18-2019, 05:14 AM
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“The King” of the surf guitar.
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RIP! Thank you for sharing The Wedge!
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THANK YOU for that trip down memory lane!

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RIP to The Father of Shredding!
A now retired co-worker who was a big fan of Dick Dale told me some interesting trivia about DD that the guitar buffs and shark fisherman might find cool. He said in the early days they did not make guitar strings in a heavy enough gauge for Dick Dale for either sound or durability, so he strung his guitars with piano wire.
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We had "surf" music, and we had "beach" music..THAT was surf music! RIP
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Let's go Trippin'


Another great loss for my connection to my 60's coming of age high school surfing. My friends and I actually grew up (or not) with that music. It still gives me chills.

I bought my first surfboard in response to a classified ad in the Long Beach newspaper. I went over to the guy's house to check out the board. It was a Dewey Weber. It had felt pen writing all over the top. I thought, "How lame is that?" I asked the guy how'd that get on there. He said, "Oh, I took it over to the shopping center to get it autographed."

It read: "Hang Ten .. Dick Dale."
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Grew up in my hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts and went to my high school... man was a legend. He played around here so often and I could just never get to one of his shows. Now I'm regretting it.
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About a dozen years ago I was in the checkout line at Home Depot and noticed a pack of 10 earplugs. I thought: "I'm going to see Dick Dale tonight, better grab them." A few hours later I was down front when Dick came on and strummed a single note just as a sound check before starting the first song. He turned the amps up loud! I pulled out the bag of earplugs and passed them out to my 9 new friends.
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