Personalities | Dick Dale | Sixties | Rock
(Guitar, b. 1937)
Backed by The Del-Tones, California’s ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ dented 1962’s Hot 100 with ‘Let’s Go Trippin’’. Its immediate follow-ups – also instrumentals – were less successful, but an album, Surfer’s Choice and its ‘Miserlou’ single sold moderately well, and he appeared in associated assembly line movies such as 1963’s Beach Party. When ‘Miserlou’ was heard over the opening credits to 1994’s Pulp Fiction, Dale rose anew as an elderly icon of a new generation of fans.
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