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Dick Dale is known as the "The King Of The Surf Guitar". The other credits added to his personality are that he is pioneer of surf rock and is one of the most influential guitarists of the early 1960s. What made him hit was his experimentation with reverberation and his use of custom made Fender amplifiers that also included his first ever 100 watt amp. With his sole genre in Surf Rock, he was affiliated to Del Tones and released his work under the label of Capitol and Deltone. His favourite guitars were Dick Dale Signature Model and Stratocaster.

Peel Sessions
Dick Dale made four recordings for John Peel's Peel Sessions
1.March 30, 1995 (Maida Vale 4)
2.July 10, 1995 (3 Mcr.)
3.August 28, 2002 (Maida Vale 4)
4.March 24, 2004 (Maida Vale 4)

Peel later selected Let's Go Trippin' as the theme tune for his BBC Radio 4 series Home Truths.

Discography

Albums

1. Surfers' Choice (Deltone 1962)
2. King of the Surf Guitar (Capitol 1963)
3. Checkered Flag (Capitol 1963)
4. Mr. Eliminator (Capitol 1964)
5. Summer Surf (Capitol 1964)
6. Rock out with Dick Dale and his Del-Tones: Live at Ciro's (Capitol 1965)
7. The Tigers Loose (Balboa 1983)
8. Tribal Thunder (HighTone 1993)
9. Unknown Territory (1994)
10. Calling Up Spirits (Beggars Banquet 1996)
11. Spacial Disorientation (Dick Dale Records / The Orchard 2001)
12. Surfers Choice (Sundazed Records: ReRelease October 2006)

Singles

1. Let's Go Trippin'/Del-Tone Rock (Deltone 1961)
2. Jungle Fever/Shake-N-Stomp (Deltone 1961)
3. Misirlou/Eight 'Til Midnight (Deltone 1962)
4. Secret Surfin Spot/Surfin' and Swingin' (Capitol 1963)
5. Let's Go Trippin' '65/Watusi Jo (Capitol 1965)
6. "Pipeline" With Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nominated for a Grammy

Compilations/Anthologies/Soundtracks

Hot Rod Music on Capitol (Capitol 1963)
The Big Surfin' Sounds on Capitol (Capitol 1964)
Golden Summer (United Artists 1976)
King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale & The Del-Tones (Rhino 1986)
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (MCA 1994)
Cowabunga Surf Box Set (Rhino 1996)
Rocket Jockey (Rocket Science Games/SegaSoft 1996)
Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology (Rhino 1997)
MOM II Music for our Mother Ocean: (Surf Dog Records 1997)

Samples

Misirlou: "Pump It" on Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" (Interscope 2005)
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Jan 20 Sat 8:00 PM Dick Dale Coach House - Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Dick Dale, with a birth name of Richard Anthony Monsour was born on May 4, 1937, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Born to a Lebanese father and a Polish mother, he learned to play on the drums, the ukulele, the trumpet and also the guitar to come as a leader in his stream. His uncle, an oud player, influenced him the most in musical influences. He was performing belly dance music. His early music showed a middle eastern influence.

Dale is known to be the first electric guitarists to have sparked exotic scales in his playing. With an aim to be an expert surfer, he wanted his music to be reflected in his sounds that he heard in his mind while surfing.

His unique selling preposition was his use of guitar reverb that used to give the guitar a "wet" sound. It became a staple of the surf sound and became his trademark. Although he was left-handed, he was forced to play a right-handed model, like later guitarist Jimi Hendrix did it a few years later.

He recorded a surf-rock version of Camille Saint-Saƫns's "Aquarium" in the late 1990s. It was from The Carnival of the Animals for Space Mountain at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
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