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SurfGuitar101 Forums » Surf Music General Discussion »

Permalink 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF SURF MUSIC!!!

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People, we are completely and utterly blowing it. Reading the Guitarist magazine feature on surf music now, and they mention that DD's debut at Rendezvous Ballroom was on July 1st, 1961. Well, that one zipped right by us. So, I thought, let's find out the dates for Let's Go Trippin' and Mr. Moto. The most recent edition of John Blair's book says: "Let's Go Trippin' was recorded August 23, 1961." Arrrggghhh, totally blew that one, too! And just 11 days ago! Dammit!

However, all is not lost!! Let's Go Trippin' was released in September 1961 - almost exactly 50 years ago!!!

So how about it?? Shall we do some celebrating of the 50th anniversary of THEE first surf single AND the birth of surf music?

(Sadly, John doesn't have a month for the release of Mr. Moto, though the year was also 1961.)

So, here's to surf music's Golden Anniversary!! May the next half century bring even more of these beautiful sounds and mindblowing songs that we love so much! And I have no doubt it will, if the 2011 releases are any indication of the future - it's been a remarkable year for surf music, which seems all the more fitting if we remember the above.

Mazel tov, surf music!!!!

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Blair-Pongracic Band on Facebook
The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

I shall drink heavily in Surf Music's honor this weekend......bass in hand.

Will

"You're done, once you're a surfer you're done. You're in. It's like the mob or something. You're not getting out." - Kelly Slater

The Luau Cinders

And I'll go see Dick Dale. I wonder if he'll say anything about it?

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

how did any of us miss these dates? ok time for a drink!! thanks ivan!!

Enjoying the surf,sun and sand!!

We've been announcing this at all our shows this year as an intro to Mr Moto

www.northofmalibu.com

Happy anniversary!!! Cheers

Los Pipelines - Facebook
https://lospipelines.bandcamp.com/

Happy 50th, the GOLDEN years are to follow!

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

Gnarly, Happy 50th! image

http://tunefan.com
http://www.youtube.com/tunefan

Now there's something to celebrate. Happy 50th indeed!

-Damon.

Indeedy - I just put up a happy 50th birthday on The Volcaniks' Facebook page and will pop it into our shows as well

https://www.facebook.com/lostremoleros/

All of which means that I was born in the excact month of the release of Let's Go Tripping. Whoohoo; double celebration Big Grin

HangNine
HangNine Blog
Los Fantasticos
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Last edited: Sep 04, 2011 10:21:05

I've stickied this very important topic. Thanks Ivan for bringing it to our attention! Yes that would have totally sucked if we had missed this important anniversary.

Ferenc kindly contributed a banner celebrating this event for the home page. Would anyone (especially Ivan or John Blair) like to write up a short paragraph or two as a news story we could also put on the home page?

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That banner looks FAN-Tastic!!!

Fady

El Mirage @ ReverbNation

Onslow_Beach wrote:

That banner looks FAN-Tastic!!!

I concur! Nice job!

Bob

Bob

Ferenc -- sweet banner!!

Thought I'd add this picture to the general cause

image

UNSTEADY FREDDIE

http://www.facebook.com/unsteady.freddie

Here's to fifty more!

That was excessively violent and completely unnecessary. I loved it.

Thanks Ivan! That's a big one to miss!
If this weekend was any indication, Surf Music is alive and well. We played a Friday afternoon gig at a hotel pool bar in San Diego. We were subs for the regular (non-Surf) band. At the end of the gig, the bar manager said he would cancel the regular bands Sunday (last show of the season) appearance if we wanted it. He said, "That Surf Music you play is perfect for the atmosphere we want around the pool". Unfortunately, I had booked a cabin in Idyllwild for my wife and me and she'd kill me if I were gone all day Sunday. They definitely want us back next season. Tips were great!
We played one of our regular outdoor gigs in Idyllwild Saturday. The owner asked if we could play again on Monday for the Holiday. We agreed, but unfortunately it rained and she had to cancel. She did add two additional dates for us between now and the end of October when the outdoor season ends. She too indicated that the Instrumental Surf Music was a nice change fromm the typical Blues and Classic Rock Bands. Throughout the day, people came up and complimented (and tipped) the Surf stuff and several made requests-which we filled.
Here's to the next 50-and let us not forget those to whom we owe so much!

John Blair has written a nice piece for us on the anniversary. It should appear on the front page shortly, but here is the permanent home for it:

http://surfguitar101.com/news/story/675/

I'll link the banner to this story when I have more time.

Long live surf!

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Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Blair-Pongracic Band on Facebook
The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

Brian wrote:

John Blair has written a nice piece for us on the
anniversary. It should appear on the front page
shortly, but here is the permanent home for it:

http://surfguitar101.com/news/story/675/

I'll link the banner to this story when I have more
time.

Long live surf!

Big thumbs up to John Blair for his excellent overview of the birth of Surf Music! I applaud him for accurately sharing the credit for the popularity of the music. I know there’s a schism between surf music fans that dig the Beach Boys vocal stuff and the purely instrumental stuff. Personally I dig both! But as he states, the BB played a big part in spreading the trend, especially outside California. Nearly half of the BB first album was instrumentals with two of the tunes being Dick Dale covers. Also, he mentions the importance of The Marketts, a studio group made up of “Wrecking Crew” members helmed by Joe Saraceno who would later work with the Ventures. These studio groups, like one of my personal favorites The Superstocks, played their part as well. He also states something I’ve been saying for years, the music was created by and for teenagers (not by and for surfers). I mention this only because for me it’s important to keep that teenage spirit alive in the music. John B knows his stuff. Congrats.

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