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Dick Dale, surf guitar pioneer, dies at 81

Reuters India Monday, 18 March 2019
Dick Dale, who became known as "king of the surf guitar" with a twangy rapid-fire, reverb-heavy sound that he said recreated what he heard in his head while riding the waves, has died at the age of 81, according to media reports.
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'Surf Rock' Creator Dick Dale Dead at 81 The guitarist had been suffering from diabetes and an unknown form of cancer since at least 2012. Dale is credited with creating the 1960s genre, "surf rock." His signature sound mixed staccato picking and reverb with Middle Eastern melodies. It went on to...

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