Dick Dale, guitarist
Guitarist ~ Singer
Dick Dale & the Del-tones
birth name: Richard Anthony Monsour

Dick Dale

May 4, 1937, Boston, MA

Dale is a true American hero. ~ Vice.com: Dick Dale interview ~ December 4, 2012 © Vice

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May 4, 1985 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Debarge, Rhythm Of The Night ~ #2 (2) Madonna, Crazy For You ~ #1 (1) USA For Africa, We Are The World


In the 1990’s Dick Dale was virtually unknown to the general public until they heard his blazing guitars in the film, Pulp Fiction. It is a shame that the man labeled the “King of the Surf Guitar” could be so far out of the public eye for so long. Dale gets credit for inventing the blistering and exotic surf guitar sound which was influenced by his own upbringing listening to Middle Eastern and Eastern European music. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Dick Dale

Dick Dale ~ Ranked #74 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2011 ~ “I wanted my guitar to sound like Gene Krupa's drums,” Dick Dale said, and the hyperpercussive style he invented for his jukebox wonders […] pioneered the sound of surf rock. ~ 2011 © Rolling Stone

In 2012 the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time included two Dick Dale albums ~ #445 Mr. Eliminator (1964) ~ #218 Surfer's Choice (1962)

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones ~ Let's Go Trippin' ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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