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Riding the Waves: The Unforgettable Impact of Surf Rock Legend Dick Dale

Dick Dale, often referred to as “The King of the Surf Guitar,” was a legendary figure in the world of music, particularly within the surf music genre. Born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937, he pioneered the surf sound by incorporating Middle Eastern influences and innovative guitar techniques. With his powerful and energetic playing …

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A Modern History of Tiki Music

In his essay of the “Cultures of Tiki,” Scott Lukas noted that in modern presentations of Tiki cultures that had little to do with Tiki of the past like the soft surf culture and the former car culture. These are now becoming a part of the Tiki culture. This is particularly true of surf music, …

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