Dick Dale–the Strat-shredding, pick-melting King of the Surf Guitar–is dead at 81

By Steve Newton The unconfirmed reports circulating earlier today have now been confirmed: Dick Dale, the legendary guitarist whose finger-bleeding fretting style inspired countless guitarists, has died at 81. Dale's passing was confirmed by his bass player, Sam Bolle, and first reported by the California Rocker website. No cause of death was given, but Dale … Continue reading Dick Dale–the Strat-shredding, pick-melting King of the Surf Guitar–is dead at 81

Surf-guitar legend Dick Dale mimics the screams of his lions and tigers

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 15, 1993 By Steve Newton For more than 30 years he’s been known as the King of Surf Guitar—he invented the “surf sound” in 1956—but nowadays Dick Dale tends to downplay that title. The 56-year-old guitar legend has just released his first album of new music in 18 … Continue reading Surf-guitar legend Dick Dale mimics the screams of his lions and tigers