Dick Dale PROFILE

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Dick Dale
Biography

Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937) is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. He worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, "thick, clearly defined tones" at "previously undreamed-of volumes." The "breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique" as well as his showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

Dick Dale Videos (12)

"Greenback Dollar"
"Hava Nagila"
"The Wedge Paradiso"
", King Of The Surf Guitar"
"Bandito (original Soundtrack Theme From Django Unchained)"
"Nitro"
"Thunder Wave"
"Hava Nagila"
"Spanish Kiss"
"Spanish Kiss"
"Riders In The Sky"
"The Long Ride"

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