Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Dick Dale

Dick Dale ("The King Of The Surf Guitar") was born this day in 1937 in Boston, MA.  His interest in surfing began after his family moved to Orange County, CA in 1954.  Because of his Lebanese heritage, Dale had a strong interest in Arabic music which played an important role in his surf music style.  He still tours today (see below for some recent shots at a Nashville concert).  Also, enjoy some of his hits from over the years!

Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN 4-30-13
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN 4-30-13


"Let's Go Trippin'"

"Pipeline" (with Stevie Ray Vaughan)

"Smoke On The Water/ Peter Gunn Theme"