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  Dick Dale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Mansour on May 4, 1937, in Quincy, Massachusetts) is a pioneer of surf rock and one of the most influential guitarists of the early 1960s.
When Dale started surfing he became so fascinated that he began seeking ways of channeling the energy and power of the sport through his guitar playing.
Since Dale was left-handed he was initially forced to play a right-handed model, much like Jimi Hendrix would do years later.
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 Dick Dale
Dick Dale wasn't nicknamed "King of the Surf Guitar" for nothing: he pretty much invented the style single-handedly, and no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced.
Dale's pioneering use of Middle Eastern and Eastern European melodies (learned organically through his familial heritage) was among the first in any genre of American popular music, and predated the teaching of such "exotic" scales in guitar-shredder academies by two decades.
Dick Dale was born Richard Monsour in Boston in 1937; his father was Lebanese, his mother Polish.
www.hotguitarist.com /music_artists/dick_dale.htm   (1023 words)

 Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick Dale's unique surf style sound is attributed to his motivation from the ocean and surfing.
Dick Dale wanted to capture the sound, rhythm and spirit of the ocean in his music.
Dick Dale is still playing surf music, and is also still frequently touring.
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 Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick Dale (born Richard Monsour on May 4 1937) was one of the pioneers in surf rock one of the most influential musicians the early 1960s.
Due to skilfull guitar playing--which was often hard and consider Dick Dale a father of heavy metal music.
Dick Dale is a visionary who lives his life on his own terms.
www.freeglossary.com /Dick_Dale_&_the_Del-Tones   (727 words)

 Feeling swell with surf guitar king Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dale took the stage with his gold-flaked Strat held high as the power trio (guitar, bass and drums) went to their respective slots under thunderous applause.
Dale's backing musicians were excellent, especially his bass player, who traded licks with Dale during a call-and-response section to prove he had the chops to keep pace with the master.
Dale was crazy like a fox, fully enjoying the swing of the show, until his ancient Fender amps began to short out, prompting a series of kicks and fiddling with knobs, much to the audience's amusement.
orion.csuchico.edu /Archives/Volume34/Issue15/Entertainment/FswsgkDDal.html   (720 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Dick Dale - King of the Surf Guitar
Dale single-handedly inspired an entire genre of music based on his own style of rapid strumming, musical keys and styles that were blends of popular Middle Eastern keys and Country and Western (though it's sometimes hard to hear this influence with modern country music in our ears), and very loud guitars drenched in reverb.
Dick Dale actually started using lots of reverb to help out his voice; Dale had very little vibrato in his natural singing voice, so he sang with a birdcage microphone through a reverb box and suddenly had tons of vibrato.
Dick Dale actually recorded his first surf guitar song a couple of months before The Beach Boys recorded their first tracks.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A506585   (2062 words)

 Dick Dale Review
Anyway, in all his dark outfitted glory, Dick Dale starting cranking his talented signature guitar sound, which was made to convey the feeling of riding the waves on a surfboard.
Dick Dale also interacted with the rest of the band and their instruments.
Dick also interacted with the bassist and played his instrument at the same time he was.
www.midwestmetal.info /concerts/list/dickdale.html   (1283 words)

 Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick Dale was born on September 14, 1926 in Algona, Iowa.
Dick sang and played saxophone with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra from 1951 and continued on the Lawrence Welk TV Show until 1982.
Dick also danced, did comedy pieces and was part of the production staff for the show.
www.welkshow.com /dale.html   (169 words)

 Dick Dale - PopMatters Concert Review
When Dick Dale walked onstage, dressed in full fl regalia, complete with fl leather motorcycle jacket and his long fl hair held back by a fl headband, the audience erupted in a long hearty welcome.
The feedback effects carried notes you might not know exist anywhere in the known universe, and Dale's lightning fast runs are always surprising and unpredictable, but the drummer made your mind anticipate where the notes might go with his fast "1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1" steady roll on the toms.
When Dale had a brush with cancer back in 1966, when things weren't looking so good, that's the situation Hendrix was thinking of when he pronounced, "You'll never hear surf music again." Dale's playing takes an improvisation and goes inside out and comes back out through the other side.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/d/dale-dick.shtml   (1372 words)

 Entertainment Ave! The Concert Hall - A concert review of Dick Dale at The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL. May 30, 1996.
There's Dick on guitar, the bass dude, and three drummers, although there are only two on stage at a time.
Dale, and it's really hard to describe in words, other than it's like that song at the beginning of Pulp Fiction.
Dick was playing the lower bass lines while the bass dude was playing the melody on the higher strings.
www.entertainmentavenue.com /concert_hall/reviews/d/dick_dale/dd053096.htm   (716 words)

 MetroActive Music | Dick Dale
Forty years ago, Dale captured the essence of the surf experience and created a new genre of music that blended the Middle Eastern scales of his Lebanese ancestors and a distinctly American cultural experince.
Yet Dale, who now lives on a sky ranch in the high desert north of Palm Springs with his wife, son, and a managerie of wildcats, virtually disappeared from the music scene in the early seventies after becoming disillusioned with the corporate rock mentality.
Now Dale can be heard in all sonic glory on the newly released 2-CD anthology Better Shred Than Dead (Rhino), 44 reverb-drenched surf instrumentals, replete with machine-gun staccato guitar riffs and rumbling bass lines, that illustrate why Musician magazine has acknowledged Dale as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of the 20th century.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/08.21.97/dick-dale-9734.html   (747 words)

 Guitar Nine Records - Interview with Dick Dale
Dick Dale: I cannot retire, because there are too many people depending on me. I got people who get salaries from me. I got people who work at my ranch, my airport, people in the music world who depend on me. If I quit working, they don't get any money.
Dick Dale: No, I don't even turn the radio on, because where I live, the air is so virgin.
Dick Dale: Well, people listen to surf music because it's their generation of what their doing, what they're listening to.
www.guitar9.com /interview81.html   (2592 words)

 The Official Dick Dale Homepage: History
Leo would say, 'Dick, why do you have to play so loud?' Dale would explain that he wanted to create the sound of Gene Krupa the famous jazz drummer that created the sounds of the native dancers in the jungles along with the roar of mother nature's creature's and the roar of the ocean.
Dale still wanted to go further, and as the crowds increased, Dale's volume increased, but he still wanted a bigger punch with thickness in the sound so that it would pulsate into the audience and leave them breathless.
As Dale sang in his shows, he found that he did not have a vibrato in his voice, and he did not like the straight flat dry sound.
www.dickdale.com /history.html   (1693 words)

 NIPP: Artists: Dick Dale
Dick Dale wasn’t nicknamed “King of the Surf Guitar”; for nothing: he pretty much invented the style single-handedly, and no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced.
Dale released a few more local singles, including “Jungle Fever,” “Miserlou,” and “Surf Beat,” and in 1962 issued his (and surf music’s) first album, the groundbreaking Surfer’s Choice, on Del-Tone.
Dale was featured in Life magazine in 1963, which led to appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and the Frankie/Annette film Beach Party; he also released the follow-up LP King of the Surf Guitar, and went on to issue three more albums on Capitol through 1965.
www.nipp.com /infoband.asp?txtid=1094   (1091 words)

 Ink 19 :: Dick Dale and the Del-Tones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dale, picking out each individual note of glissandos on guitar that lesser lights (say, Eddie Van Halen or Sammy Hagar) would produce with a whammy bar or a quarter-inch callus on their driving finger.
Dick hits each note, on time, on cue, and on key up and down that fret board.
We saw Dick remember that his meter was about to expire halfway through “Smoke on the Water,” and he sashayed out into the middle of Orange Avenue to stick a few quarters into the meter before Mayor Hood's art patrol towed his ‘56 Buick to the Parramore impound lot.
www.ink19.com /issues/february2001/liveInk/dickDaleDelTones.html   (391 words)

 Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dale recently signed with Beggars Banquet, an alternative label (home to Peter Murphy and Buffalo Tom, among others), and his new album, "Calling Up Spirits," was released May 7.
Dale said he began touring nationally and internationally to help support his wife, Jill, and Jimmy so they can keep control of his 80-acre ranch should anything happen to him.
BWF (before we forget): Dale was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987 for his duet with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the track "Pipeline" for the film soundtrack "Back to the Beach."...
www.pauseandplay.com /dickdale.htm   (1097 words)

 Dick Dale
Dick Dale: I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.
He was the father of it all, just like Dick Dale is the father ofŠ I guess Guitar Player (Magazine) says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
Dick Dale has never had a drug in his life.
www.roctober.com /roctober/greatness/dickdale.html   (4856 words)

 Dick Dale @ Filmbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick would play so fast the amplifier would catch on fire.
Dick is also the pioneer of guitar reverb.
He tried to launch a comeback in 1986 and was nominated for a Grammy, and the use of Misirlou in a Quentin Tarantino film, Pulp Fiction, effectively launched a comeback within a small but devoted audience.
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 Fender Players Club - Dick Dale
Additionally, a good dose of Dale’s Lebanese heritage can be heard in some of his playing, particularly "Misirlou," as echoes of the Middle Eastern music he heard and played growing up.
One of Dale's most enduring contributions to Fender lore was the development of heavy-duty JBL speakers that would withstand his rough treatment.
Dale was the pioneer of loud guitar, blowing out many amps until Leo came up with the Showman, with dual D-130 speakers and a special output transformer known to surf fans as the "Dick Dale Transformer."
www.fenderplayersclub.com /artists_lounge/hall_of_legends/dale.htm   (690 words)

 Rock Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speaker, today I celebrate the achievements of Dick Dale, a resident of Twentynine Palms, California, in the heart of the 40th district.
Better known as the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale is a gifted musician who defined a music style in the early 1960s that is still enjoyed by millions of music-lovers the world over.
Dick Dale is an American original and will forever be the King of Surf Guitar.
www.rockhistory.cc /legends.html   (590 words)

 Blogcritics.org: DICK DALE IN CONCERT
Dick Dale, for those of you under 30, is the guy who played the theme song from Pulp Fiction, "Misirlou." Even if you can't place that in your mind, once you hear his signature rapid staccato on his electric guitar, you'll recognize him.
Through the set, Dick and his boys took us into the strange rock and roll milieu that lies halfway between psychedelia and the blues, with the decibels turned up to 11 and more reverb than God talking to Charlton Heston.
Dick used the drum sticks to bang out the notes on the bass, with Tommy fingering the chords on the fret.
blogcritics.org /archives/2002/09/29/180016.php   (1285 words)

 Amazon.com: Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology: Music: Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick Dale was already on the way to a full-scale comeback when Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction turned Dale's 1962 hit "Miserlou" into a major sensation.
Dick Dale pairs up with the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan for a cover of "Pipeline", and also performs a tribute to Jimi Hendrix with a powerful version of "Third Stone from the Sun".
Dale's career is astonishing--he was ahead of the "curve" in the early 1960s, and is STILL putting out remarkable music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000033YG?v=glance   (1510 words)

 Music | Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Surf-guitar inventor Dick Dale says he named this album after what can happen when a pilot who’s enveloped by clouds loses trust in his instruments.
But Dale’s heady rush of thick notes aims skyward, even on a surf interpretation of "Smoke on the Water," which leaps from Deep Purple’s signature riff to Dale’s trademark flurries of machine-gun picking.
Not to mention the kind of drum breakdown that’s been the middle of every great beach-party number since the ’50s, when Dale began his career.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/otr/documents/02266758.htm   (163 words)

 THUNDER & LIGHTNING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anyone, 16 to 60, who has really experienced Dick Dale music knows that call and will respond to this book...
The 60's brought us Dick Dale music, along with Elvis, the Beatles and the summer romances that led to virgin marriages.
Top of the charts, a platinum record, and a new TV series, Dick Dale is a living legend in his own time.
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 Dick Dale's Official World Wide Website
Dick Dale's "Miserlou" remixed by Black Eyed Peas!
This Website and its contents are copyright © 1997-2013 Dick Dale unless otherwise noted.
Dick Dale and his pool shooting buddy Carlos Gonzalez
www.dickdale.com   (105 words)

 Dick Dale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dick was a fixture during the emerging 1960's California beach scene of sun, sand, music, and naturally pretty girls!
Dick was cast in two vintage California Frankie and Annette beach movies, including 1964's Muscle Beach Party as well as predecessor Beach Party.
Dick's "pool shooting Buddy," Carlos is now helping Dick maintain his website.
www.tunefan.com /dickdale.htm   (1079 words)

 Dick Dale Discography at CD Universe
Personnel includes: Dick Dale (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Ron Eglit (acoustic & electric guitars); Bryan Brown, Dusty Watson (drums); Tiki Pasillas (percussion); Terri Brunegar, Erica Kane (background vocals).
Universally acknowledged as the original king of surf guitar, Dick Dale made a splash with the instrumental hit "Misirlou" in the early 1960s, establishing the template for surf music.
In addition to his musical innovations, Dale was responsible for advances in sound technology, working closely with the likes of Leo Fender on new developments in guitars, amplifiers, and reverb units.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Dale%2C+Dick/a/Dale%2C+Dick   (236 words)

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