The undisputed King

Did Dick Dale ever get tired of playing “Misirlou”? From this session, recorded when he was 71, I’m guessing he didn’t:

Dale said that he had to keep touring just to afford his medical bills, which is a shame, but it never seemed to affect his playing.


  1. j »

    19 March 2019 · 8:40 pm

    A lefty. Automatic like.

  2. Wombat-socho »

    19 March 2019 · 9:59 pm

    I feel ashamed that I’d forgotten this whole genre of music. I used to be a big fan of the Ventures and all the other surf rock instrumental bands (I got it from my mom) which I preferred to the Beach Boys but somehow I forgot it, even after Pulp Fiction. Some damn fine guitar playing there.

  3. The Other McCain »

    19 March 2019 · 11:33 pm

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