News Dick Dale (1937-2019)


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Legendary pioneering surf-rock guitarist Dick Dale has died. He famously pushed the limits of electric guitar amplification, testing out (and blowing up) everything Leo Fender built. Then Fender decided to build the first 100-watt amp (in collaboration with JBL), which was 15 inches -- a far cry from the smaller amps of the era.

His most famous songs include "Miserlou" (notably featured in Pulp Fiction), "Let's Go Trippin'" (considered the first surf rock song), and a rendition of "Ghost Riders in the Sky."