Dick Dale “Guitar Legend”/“Rock Guitar” Dick Dale was an avid surfer in the day and was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1937, moved to California 1954 with his parents and great expectations for a bright future. As a kid he had taught himself to play the drums listening to Gene Krupa. Dale bought his first ukulele, being left handed and drumming to the beat of Gene Krupa he began strumming left-handed upside down and backwards to a Gene Krupa beat. Dale also loved the genius and playing of Les Paul and the vocals of Mary Ford. Dale also became excited watching his uncle playing the legendary song Misirlou on an Oud instrument. Dale then learned to play Misirlou on his guitar. He pioneered an entire genre of American music with his unique style of staccato picking and reverb-drenched sound, which earned him the title as “King of the Surf Guitar” by his surfer buddies. “Dick Dale and the Del-Tones” Re-opened the Famed Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa California and became the star attraction playing nightly to thousands of screaming teenagers. Dick Dale served as co-designer to Leo Fender and helped create and build the super-powered electronics and equipment that would revolutionize musical instruments and the live and recorded sounds in the 50’s & 60’s. Over a vast career of 50 years, he has received an extensive number of Lifetime awards and nominated for a Grammy for the music in “Back To The Beach”. He’s been inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in San Diego, Hollywood Rock of Fame, White House Congressional Hall of Records, and First Presidential Historical Society as a Lifetime Member and voted by over 100,000 members of his peers into Nashville’s Musicians Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Dale has been featured as Huntington Beach’s Grand Marshal, Featured at the yearly NAMM Convention, in countless movies, television, commercials, magazines, newspapers, grand openings and voted the number 1 top concert out of 500 concerts and bands in Madrid Spain. To mention all of Dale’s accomplishments in a short Bio would be a Titanic effort. But the Title, “Dick Dale King of the Surf Guitar,” will be forever be known as the man behind the epic instrumental “Misirlou” from Pulp Fiction and most recently with The Black Eyed Peas Platinum Cd “Pump It”. Dick Dale is still playing strong as ever and going out on tours with his Wife Lana Dale and they tour Three times a year religiously plus they do one offs in between. Looming over the 710 Fwy and the Dodger Stadium, Dick can be seen on a full size Dodgertown Billboard featuring a picture of him with his guitar and the statement “This is my town”. Dick Dale is a Gutiar Legend all the way And has truly inspired all of us!
GUITAR LEGEND DICK DALE CREATOR AND PIONEER OF SURF/ ROCK MUSIC IN 1955 MARKING 60+ YEARS Creator and Pioneer of Fender Equipment in the 1950s+60s with then like second father Leo Fender…… DICK WAS AWARDED THE JASON BECKER AWARD…SECOND IN LINE TO GET IT AFTER JASON BECKER FOR Creativity, Courage, and Inspiration….AWARD FOR GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE AS WELL DICK DALE WAS AWARDED THE TRIPPLE PLATINUM FOR HIS VERSION OF MISIRLOU -PULP FICTION AND FOR PUMP IT BLACK EYED PEAS DICK WAS AWARDED THE ATFL GALA AWARD BY CONGRESSMAN ANTONINE CHEDID IN WASHINGTON DC ON MARCH 29TH, 2014 AS MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DIGNITARIES ATTENDING THIS GALA EVENT DICK WAS INDUCTED INTO THE WHITE HOUSE CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS DD WAS INDUCTED INTO THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM AWARD IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE GUITAR PLAYER LEGEND AWARD THIRD ONLY AWARD GIVEN IN 40 YEARS…. NOTED ON ALL HEAVY METAL GUITAR MAGAZINES IN SPAIN AS ROCK GUITAR LEGEND ALSO INDUCTED INTO THE WORLD FAMOUS MIM MUSEUM IN PHOENIX, AZ. AS THE DD DISPLAY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST THERE. INDUCTED INTO THE HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. SURF SHOP MUSEUM INDUCTED INTO THE SURFERS WALK OF FAME IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. IN 2011 DD ON SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF JACKS SURFSHOP INDUCTED INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS INTO THE WHITEHORSE HANDS PLACED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HANDS OF FAME SIDEWALK AT GUITAR CENTER IN HOLLYWOOD.CA INDUCTED INTO THE PRESIDENTIAL HISTORICAL BLDG. IN MASSACHSETTS DICK DALE CHIP PLACED INTO THE SPACE SATELLITE IN ORBIT MOTION PICTURES: LETS MAKE LOVE -1958, A SWINGIN AFFAIR -1963, BEACH PARTY-1964, MUSCLE BEACH PARTY -1965, BACK TO THE BEACH- 1987, LOCAL BOYS-1997, PULP FICTION -1993, BARBED WIRE, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS, ESCAPE FROM LA, KID KING ARTHURS COURT, SPACE JAM, SPONGE BOB, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, NATIONAL COMMERCIALS: DOMINO’S PIZZA, SKYBLUE VODKA, MOUNTAIN DEW, SUPER BOWL, NISSAN MAXIMA, PHILLIPS FLAT SCREEN TV, HEINEKIN, BARCLAY’S & JAMES, HOLLYWOOD CIGARETTES, VW, FOUR FLAGS AMUSEMENTS PARK, MOVIE/SPORTS AMUSEMENT PARKS: GRAMMY NOMINEE, DISNEY SPACE MOUNTAIN, WORLD OLYMPICS, SUPER BOWL, WORLD SERIES, YAMAHA WORLD RACING, COLORADO AVALANCHE … ON BACK NATIONAL TV: CONAN O BRIEN, CNN, DAVID LETTERMAN, ED SULLIVAN SHOW, ESPN CLASSICS, E!, JOOLS HOLLAND BBC, KASEY KASEM SHOW, MTV, PBS SPECIAL, ROSIE O DONNELL, SPADE COOLEY SHOW, TOWN HALL PARTY, VH 1, WINK MARTINGALE SHOW MOVIES/SPORTS AMUSEMENT PARKS: GRAMMY NOMINEE, DISNEY SPACE MOUNTAIN, WORLD OLYMPICS, SUPER BOWL, WORLD SERIES, YAMAHA WORLD RACING, COLORADO AVALANCHE CREATED 3 “ RISERS FOR APE HANGERS HANDLE BARS ON CUSTOM FLATHEAD 1941 FLATHEAD HARLEY MOTORCYCLES…. MAGAZINES: MANY HUNDREDS BACK IN THE DAY FROM 1950S ON UP TO PRESENT DAY AND IN PRESENT DAY GQ 2009 MAGAZINE, HARLEY DAVIDSON MAGAZINE, GUITAR CENTER, DELUXE, GOLDMINE, BREVARD FLORIDA, THE SUN RUNNER, SESSIONS, PISSED ON AND PISSED OFF NEWS EDITOR COLUMN, VINTAGE GUITAR, GUITARS BY THE SEA, PLUS DD ALSO HAS DONE THOUSANDS OF LOCAL CITY MAGAZINES FOR ADVERTISING DICK COMING TO TOWN.