Dick Dale

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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.

Age: 78
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Nationality: American
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2002 Local Boys Rick
1990 Treasure Magician
1960 Let's Make Love Elvis Presley
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2002 The True Meaning of Christmas Specials -
1996 Rocket Jockey -
2013 1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2013 -
2012 Rock 'n' Roll High School 101 -
2011 Magic Trip -
2011 Metal Evolution -
2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua -


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Every song is like a painting.

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