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RIP Dıck Dale, long live the king....

So, since about the early 1980's I have loved instrumental surf music. Naturally, being a younger rock and roll guy, I was a fan of the king of the surf guitar... the 115 decibel surf guitar attack of Dıck Dale.

I was very fortunate to get to talk to Dıck on a number of occasions because I used to have a side gig writing for some "scene" type magazines until I was in my 40s and just too busy for rock and roll anymore.

He hit on my cute girlfriend (later my wife) at a wine and cheese party thing in 1989, he signed my favorite guitar, he taught me how to get the E strings backwards... we had dinner a couple of times. I was so happy when I got to chat with him a few minutes the last time he was through. He was sitting down to play and I know he didn't have much road left.

Anyway, Dıck Dale is the king of surf guitar, period. RIP

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Yes Bill, Richard Dale was well ahead of his time...Innovative and lots of improvisation guitar licks!! His double tapping strings to get that drums effects was cool...RIP a legend.

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RIP... we're losing far too much musical talent and it just doesn't seem to be being replaced.
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RIP... A true visionary.

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