King of the Surf Guitar

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truebluebasher started the topic in Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 at 9:27pm

'Dick Dale' born Richard Anthony Monsour May 4,1937 ~ March 16, 2019
Swellnet tribute to The King of the Surf Guitar.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 at 10:26pm

Vale: Dick Dale

The King starts off all Skeg like then rolls out the Bodybasherz Tribute {Idol}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwx2pephwKU

Dick on Drums on Sax whatever sending the teens wild.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jIajLhY7nQ

1995 Gold Coast Playroom The King was real wild like made tbb go crazy.

Here's Dick Dale's Bodybasherz tribute again live in 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbonHS_mONo
Surf God is Bodybash'n even better than original Wedge ride can it get any better?

Too damn right it gets better... right to the very last note.

Here's one of The Kings final Gigs at Malibu backdooring Pipeline.
Yeah! Like how can anyone even do that ...strumming up a storm like no man can.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7tH8DVRwI

Swellnet & tbb salutes The King of the Surf Guitar {R.I.P}

Wave of our time ~~~~^~~~~//`~~~~/(~~~~/(C...[Dick Dale)....*

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factotum commented Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 at 11:02pm

I read that when Jimi Hendrix said, “You’ll never hear Surf music again,” that was in reference to your battle with cancer. Is that true?

You know what's so funny? Why didn't they say the rest of his sentence? Do you know what the rest of the sentence is?

No, I have no idea. What is it?

I had never missed a gig in my life, and I had a temperature of 104, and I couldn't even talk…and had got hit real bad with rectal cancer. Jimi was recording in the studio and said, "I heard Dale did a no-show. That's not like him. You know?"

His guitar player said, "No man, he's dying."

They had given me three months to live.

Then Jimi said, "You'll never hear surf music again." And then he said, "I bet that's a big lie. Let's pack up, boys, and go home."

That was the full f–king sentence.

https://www.surfer.com/features/king-of-surf-guitar-dick-dale-%E2%80%9Cy...

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 1:28am

factotum is right! By end of 1965 the cancer had whittled 60 lbs off Dale.
His whole career paid for medical bills...Stop playing and he'd die (No Joke)

Again 20 years after first bout they removed parts of his Stomach & Intestines.
He was also to live out his years with colostomy bag,that got real ugly on stage.
Dale was no wealthy rock Star. He spent $3,000 / mth on medical supplies.

When very same cancer took him from us he was booked out a year in advance.
Our Surf King gave his all & even on his deathbed he still wanted to give more.

Dick Dale lived life on the edge of each & every minute of each & every day.
This is no Show Business FairyTale but a True Legend's gut wrenching inspiration.
https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/03/medical-bills-kept-surf-...

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H2O commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 7:31am

TTB - Thanks for sharing this with us. Inspirational.

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factotum commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 10:27am

Cool, TBB.

There's more good Dick Dale stuff in this thread too.

https://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/319015?page=2

He was a rare dude.