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Dick Dale

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Born: 1937/05/04
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Years Active: 1960? - Present
Genres: Surf Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Instrumental Rock

Richard Anthony Monsour was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 4, 1937 and is a Lebanese-American surf rock guitarist, who earned himself the nickname ““The King of the Surf Guitar.”” Known by his stage name Dick Dale, Dale was a pioneer of surf music in the early 1950s. Dale's family moved to California when he was a 17, this is where he learned to surf and became interested in music. Dale got his start in music learning to play the drums, the ukulele, the trumpet, and then the guitar. Dale got his musical break performing at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, over a six month engagement – this is where the surf music phenomenon was born. Dale's performances at the ballrooms qu... Continue Bio >>

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