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Dick Dale

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Dick Dale: They've Spent A Fortune

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 23 March 1963

On The Lad They Call "The New Presley" In The US ...

Let's Go Surfin'...

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 20 July 1963

Peter Jones takes a close look at the latest U.S. craze to hit the scene ...

Two Hits Already: U.S. Surfing Craze Could Easily Catch On Over Here

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 10 August 1963

BEAT BUG... gremlin... hodad... hiway surfer... shooting the curl... stoked... wipe out. This is the jargon used by surf crazy teenagers in California, and throughout ...

That's Cool, That's Trash: A History of the First Punk Era

Retrospective by Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1979

FOR FIFTEEN years there has been an enigmatic force burrowing underground, pulling people by their roots down toward the core of white-hot rawness. Gripped by ...

Dick Dale: Pulp Dick Shone

Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 25 March 1995

DICK DALE, man. Dick f***ing Dale. He's the King Of Surf Guitar. He taught Hendrix everything he knew. He breeds lions. They played his music ...

Dick Dale: Garage, London

Live Review by Nick Coleman, The Independent, 31 March 1995

Totem recall ...

Dick Dale: Lord of Loud

Interview by Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, May 1996

29 PALMS is hardly the most hospitable place on earth. It's a half-horse town located in the heart of the Californian desert and it's perpetually ...

Orange County: Upon this rock, a scene was built

Retrospective and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 17 February 2005

O.C. was the birthplace of surf music and the fabled, amped-up Fender guitar. So take that, L.A. ...

Dick Dale: Checkered Flag (Sundazed)

Sleeve notes by Gene Sculatti, Sundazed, 2007

I'M A SUCKER for this stuff, there was no way that, as a California teenager in 1963, I wasn't going to buy a copy of ...

Dick Dale, 1937-2019

Obituary by Tony Burke, Record Collector, May 2019

THE PIONEER OF "surf rock" guitar, Dick Dale died on March 16th aged 81. Born Richard Anthony Monsour on 4th May, 1937, in Boston, Dale developed a ...


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