Dick Dale
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1937-05-04
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Dick Dale Biography (Wikipedia)

Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937) is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. He worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, "thick, clearly defined tones" at "previously undreamed-of volumes." The "breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique" and showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

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Dick Dale Tracks

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Bo (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Bo (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Crankin (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Crankin (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Kiss Of Fire (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Kiss Of Fire (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Nightrider (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Nightrider (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Calling Up The Spirits (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
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Calling Up The Spirits (Radio 1 Session, 30 Mar 1995)
Playlists featuring Dick Dale
BBC Radio 2's Greatest Guitar Riffs
BBC Radio 2's Greatest Guitar Riffs
The Secrets of the Soundtracks
The Secrets of the Soundtracks

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