DICK DALE – Guitar Legend
August 24 @ 7:00 pm$37.50
21 AND OVER – DOORS: 7:00PM
ASBURY PARK SURF MUSIC FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY
Hosted by DJ’s Vincent & Magdalena
“Voted #31 in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Rock Guitarists of All Time”
“Inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame and The Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Ca.”
DICK DALE is, undeniably, a guitar legend. In the late 50’s and early 60’s, he pioneered the use of reverberation as well as custom made Fender Amps including the first ever 100-watt guitar amp that was capable of producing distorted “thick, clearly defined tones” at “previously undreamed of volumes.” Dick created a style of playing that incorporated staccato picking and mid eastern scales into a unique sonic mix which became his trademark and the trademark sound of the genre. Guitarists from The Ventures to Jimi Hendrix to Eddie Van Halen have cited him as a major influence.
In September 1961 he released “Let’s Go Trippin” which is acknowledged as the very first recorded surf instrumental. He has appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, was featured in Life Magazine in 1963 and can be seen in the classic California beach flick “Beach Party” with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, as well as the 1986, follow up “Back to the Beach”. The soundtrack featured Dick in a duet with blues guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan on the surf staple “Pipeline” which was nominated for a Grammy. In 1994 his classic “Miserlou” was chosen as the opening theme of the Quentin Tarantino blockbuster film “Pulp Fiction”.
Mr. Dale and his music have appeared in other films including Marilyn Monroe’s “Let’s Make Love”(1960), “A Swingin’ Affair”(1963), The Heavy Weights(1995), “Escape From LA” and “Space Jam”(1996) and “American Vampire”(1997) as well as national TV commercials for American Express, Dominoes, Mountain Dew and Nisson and in video games such as Wii’s Raymon Raving Rabbids and PlayStation’s Guitar Hero II. Besides The Ed Sullivan Show, Dick has numerous TV guesting credits including the Rosie O’Donnell Show, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Beverly Hills 90210, Beavis and Butthead, Jools Holland, plus select appearances on MTV, CNN, VH1, E, and PBS. Recently Dick was inducted into The Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Ca. He is truly and without a doubt an American original.