DICK DALE

Non-Metal / Proto-Metal • United States
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Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937) is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar, but was proclaimed Grandfather of Heavy Metal by Guitar Player magazine - and for good reasons.

He experimented with reverberation and made use of custom made Fender amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. Dale was born in South Boston, Massachusetts and lived in nearby Quincy until the eleventh grade. He is of Lebanese, Polish and Russian descent (however, his father was not born in Lebanon). He and his family moved to Orange County, California in 1954. He learned to surf and became interested in music. He soon learned to play the drums, the ukulele, the trumpet, and finally the guitar.

Among his early musical influences was his uncle, an oud player performing belly dance music. Much of his early music shows a Middle Eastern influence; Dale is
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DICK DALE Surfers' Choice album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Surfers' Choice
Non-Metal 1962
DICK DALE King of the Surf Guitar album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
King of the Surf Guitar
Non-Metal 1963
DICK DALE Checkered Flag album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Checkered Flag
Proto-Metal 1963
DICK DALE Mr Eliminator album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Mr Eliminator
Proto-Metal 1964
DICK DALE Tribal Thunder album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Tribal Thunder
Non-Metal 1993
DICK DALE Unknown Territory album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Unknown Territory
Non-Metal 1994
DICK DALE Calling Up Spirits album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Calling Up Spirits
Non-Metal 1996
DICK DALE Spacial Disorientation album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Spacial Disorientation
Non-Metal 2001

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DICK DALE Rock out with Dick Dale and his Del-Tones: Live at Ciro's album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Rock out with Dick Dale and his Del-Tones: Live at Ciro's
Proto-Metal 1965
DICK DALE The Tiger's Loose album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Tiger's Loose
Proto-Metal 1983

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DICK DALE Better Shred Than Dead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Better Shred Than Dead
Proto-Metal 1997

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