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Permalink New Book: "Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966"

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After you get this one,
Also pick up the Balboa and Newport Beach books.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

John,
Congratulations. I just finished reading "Surf Beat", so I'm looking forward to your book in April. BTW your publisher has sold some of its "city" books like the ones BTD mentioned through Costco in the past, hope they distribute yours that way. Good luck!

Happy Sunsets!

"Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966," will drop in three weeks. Here's one of the many photos that will be included. This is Kathy Marshall, "Queen of The Surf Guitar," on stage with Dick Dale at the Pavalon Ballroom in Huntington Beach, September, 1964. The book is due April 6 (advance orders on Amazon).

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Already pre-ordered & REALLY looking forward to this John.
Kudos!
Cheers

Edit: That's a great shot. Almost looks like someone was getting some trophies later (if they don't tumble from the riser).

Wes
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What an amazing photo! This book will be a treasure trove of them, I am sure!

I'd love to get a close up of that kick drum logo too.

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I ordered my copy. I'm a sucker for real books. Smile

Wow!! Kathy with Dick, playing the Strat custombuilt for Eddie by Leo! OMG

Can't wait for the book, John!

(BTW, Kathy was a real cutie!)

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wfoguy wrote:

I ordered my copy. I'm a sucker for real books. Smile

Real books are like tubes. Big Grin

Wes
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Wow!! Kathy with Dick, playing the Strat custombuilt for Eddie by Leo!

I was wondering who would notice that first. Guess I'm not surprised it was Ivan!!! Smile

Kathy also had a custom-built Jag, with a painted headstock, that you'll see elsewhere in the book.

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Thumbs Up

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John, any idea if she perchance has either of those guitars still, or if not, if she knows what happened to them?

What a magical time... And Leo Fender was like Merlin in the court of King Arthur, directly supplying the tools for these sonic warriors to conquer all! (Well, conquer a bit here and there... Smile )

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IvanP wrote:

What a magical time... And Leo Fender was like Merlin in the court of King Arthur, directly supplying the tools for these sonic warriors to conquer all! (Well, conquer a bit here and there... Smile )

Great analogy Ivan. Like every time they would chip a blade he'd pull a new Excalibur out of his pocket protector.

Wes
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I'd love to buy this book fresh off the press, but I will force myself to wait & buy a copy at Surfer Joes. Might be able to pick up a few signings as well.... Wink

I really wish there were recordings of Kathy Marshall. Everyone says she was amazing.

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Kathy still has that silverburst sparkle Strat. Her custom Jag is no longer in her possession. Also, the only recording she made was of a tune written for her by Mel Taylor of The Ventures. It was never released commercially and exists only as an acetate demo. She is backed by members of Eddie/Showmen on the demo.

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John wrote:

Kathy still has that silverburst sparkle Strat.

Wow!!! How cool!! You (or somebody that's in contact with her) should take some photos of that guitar and do a feature on it. It's got such a cool story behind it.

And here's hoping that acetate sees the light of day at some point!

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Cool! What is the artifact beside de bass drum?

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Must... get... this... book! Yes

Just checked out the preview on the publishers website and really look forward to see all this pictures of surf bands in action. Thumbs Up

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artifacts by the bass drum look like two or three trophies. Sometimes at these shows, there were dance contests with a trophy to the winners. Kick drum logo looks like an old Murf the Surf cartoon surfer under the words Dick Dale and his Deltones. Better eyes may see it differently.

I'm in, ordered the book today!

Happy Sunsets!

when he said the artifact by the bass drum, I thought he meant DD himself.
ha ha ha.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Can't wait to get this book!!!

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