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Hailed as the "King of Surf Guitar, " Dick Dale virtually galvanized the surf rock sound in the 1950s. An avid surfer and accomplished musician, Dale and his band, the Del-Tones, appeared in several of the ever-popular beach party teen flicks starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon during the early 60s. Although interest in surf rock waned ... See full bio »
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 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Early Metal, Part 1: US Division (2011) ... (performer: "Misirlou A Swingin Affair")
 2011 Magic Trip (Documentary) (performer: "Let's Go Trippin'") / (writer: "Let's Go Trippin'")
 2008 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- BeShalach (2008) ... (performer: "Hava Nagila")
 2006 Tales of the Rat Fink (Documentary) (writer: "Let's Go Trippin'")
 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours (performer: "Pump It")
 2005 Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (Video) (performer: "Surfin' With Wiki", "Monaloa Surfin'")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (courtesy: "Misirlou") / (performer: "Misirlou")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (performer: "Misirlou")
 2002 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (Documentary) (writer: "Surf Beat")
 2002 Local Boys (performer: "Belo Horizonte", "Misirlou") / (writer: "Belo Horizonte")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Misirlou", "Muscle Bustle")
 1999 Jesus' Son (writer: "Surf Buggy")
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (Video) (performer: "In-Liner (Surf Beat '97)", "Spanish Kiss", "The Wedge") / (writer: "In-Liner (Surf Beat '97)", "Spanish Kiss", "The Wedge")
 1997 Wild America (writer: "Take It Off")
 1997 Plump Fiction (performer: "Hava Nagila") / (writer: "Taco Wagon")
 1996 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One with the Football (1996) ... (performer: "Misirlou" - uncredited)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (performer: "Scalped") / (writer: "Scalped")
 1996 Fox Hunt (performer: "The Wedge")
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "Nitro")
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Figure Drawing (1994) ... ("Bad to the Bone") / (performer: "Nitro") / (writer: "Nitro")
 1987 Back to the Beach (performer: "California Sun", "Love on the Rise", "Pipeline")
 1984 Surf II (performer: "The Wedge") / (writer: "The Wedge")
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My music is more native than intricate or technical. It's a sexual, sensual drive, that low rumbling sound. When I started surfing, you'd hear this neat rumbling sound when you took off and go for the drop and when the wave is lipping up over the top of you it makes this hissing sound. And that's the intermittent squeals on the top that I do with my guitar. The music is a collective togetherness ... See more »

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Voted #31 on Rolling Stones magazine's 2004 list of the top 100 greastest guitarists of all time. See more »

Nickname:

King of Surf Guitar

Star Sign:

Taurus

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