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Thread started 03/18/19 6:38am

poppys

Dick Dale caught the big wave


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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-dick-dale-obit-20190317-story.html

Nearly 60 years ago, surfers flocked to the waves along Newport Beach to try mastering the new craze. When the sun set, they needed someplace to dance and Dick Dale delivered it at Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula. Nearly every week for two years, Dale and his band packed over 3,000 people into the ballroom.

“The energy between the Del-Tones and all those surfers stomping on the hardwood floor in their sandals was extremely intense. The tone of Dale’s guitar was bigger than any I had ever heard,” recalled Del-Tones bandmate Paul Johnson.

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Reply #1 posted 03/18/19 9:17am

StrangeButTrue

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RIP rose I admired his signature style. I had no idea he had such demanding health issues for most of his life.

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Reply #2 posted 03/19/19 8:31am

NorthC

There is a connection between Dick Dale and Prince. When "The Artist" did his first aftershow in Paradiso, Amsterdam in 1995, there was already a concert by Dick Dale going on. The visitors didn't like it that they were pushed out to make room for us. They gathered around at the other end of the street while the line of Prince fans was growing. They did some shouting, but nothing bad happened.
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Reply #3 posted 03/19/19 8:57am

poppys

I bet Prince listened to the Del-Tones. They have always been a cult favorite passed around in music circles.

There are some musical similarities. The way Prince made people he was coaching play the same song over and over is very surf - as well as native, aboriginal, "far eastern" etc. Repetition hypnotic higher plane stuff.

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Reply #4 posted 03/24/19 7:52pm

S2DG

guitar rose

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Reply #5 posted 03/29/19 12:52am

PeteSilas

king of the surf guitar, had a huge influence on bruce springsteen.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #6 posted 04/04/19 7:03pm

peggyon

Teri Gross (NPR) recently shared a more distant interview with him. Quite interesting discussion about his guitar strings.

I personally love surf music...Wipeout!

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Reply #7 posted 04/11/19 5:19pm

musucfan09

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