‘The King of Surf Guitar” Dick Dale at age 81, death

Dick Dale, also known as ‘The King of Surf Guitar’, is on Saturday at the age of 81 died. Are bassist Sam Bolle has that Sunday to let know to the British newspaper The Guardian.

The founder of the surfmuziek is known of its composition, Miserlou, which was used in the film Pulp Fiction in 1994. The American guitar virtuoso was an example, among others, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie van Halen.

Dick Dale, the son of a Lebanese father and Polish mother, was in 1937 in the American state of Massachusetts, born as Richard Anthony Monsour. He developed his distinctive guitar sound through his influences from the Middle East, and by a kind of ‘wet’ galmend sound to add to his fast guitar playing.

The guitarist got his nickname after his single Let’s Go Trippin’ from 1961. This number is also seen as the beginning of the surfgenre. Later names, among others, The Beach Boys music, in an era that by music critics also aptly referred to as the ‘second wave’ of surfmuziek.

In 2009, it was Dick Dale recorded in the Musicians Hall of Fame.


Dick Dale – Miserlou (Live) 1995

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