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Dick Dodd, former Mouseketeer, drummer for the Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, and later the garage band The Standells ("Dirty Water"), has passed away at age 68. It was only recently announced that Dick had stage four cancer, and a GoFundeMe support page was created.
Today, his attorney, Peggi Collins wrote on the support page:
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Dickie lost his battle last night. He had contracted pneumonia and just wasn't strong enough to fight it. Please remember him in your prayers and consider adding to this fund which his family desperately needs to offset the great expense of his illness.
If you can afford it, please consider contributing to the fund to help Dick's family with their expenses.
In recent years Dick was active in the surf music scene, appearing and performing at various events, notably a benefit for guitarist Eddie Bertrand. Please join SurfGuitar101 in thanking Dick Dodd for his amazing contributions to surf music.
Midwest Publications has announced the forthcoming new book by Tom Tourville titled, “Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls- Looking Back At Surf & Summer Music As Seen Through Autographs.”
The book, the first of its type, focuses on classic surf music artists from the early 1960's.
It covers over 190 groups/artists with over 430 autographs noted and displayed, all on 100 pages of surfin’ fun. Included are many rare and never before seen autographs, photos, and surf music memorabilia.
This represents the most complete surf music autograph book ever published. This is Tourville’s twenty third published book. It’s a great guide and collectable for surf music fans and autograph collectors.
The introductions for the book were written by Jerry LeMire of the Hondells “Little Honda” and Kevin Mullay, one of the nations top music autograph authorities/collectors.
Leading music journals and newspapers have had this to say about Tourville, “Tourville is a research wizard.” “He is a premier musicologist”, and “Tourville knows his stuff and has a real passion for music research”. Tom is a well respected music columnist, that has been writing for national and Midwest based publications for over 35 years.
His life long love and interest in the surf and hot rod music scene of the early 60's has driven him to create and publish this new book.
The book is available from Midwest Publications at P.O. Box 404, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360 for $19.50 post paid in the U.S. It can also be found on Amazon.com.
For inquires, send to author at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time in history the surf music scene is to compile two ultimate lists in surf music; The Classic Surf Top 101 & The Surf Revival Top 101, the 202 best tracks in instrumental surf music as voted for by the listeners of North Sea Surf Radio and the members of the Surf Guitar 101 forum.
Starting today everybody can submit their 10 personal favourites from the 60´s and their 10 personal favourites from the the Surf Revivals. With all the contributions the team at North Sea Surf Radio will compile the two lists that will be broadcasted on December 27th, presented by DJ Jonpaul (Surf Guitar 101) and DJ Phantom (North Sea Surf Radio).
People can help decide what the best instrumental surf music tracks of all time are by adding their Top 10´s to the Surf Guitar 101 forum in the following threads:
Another option to submit votes it to send an email with name, country and the two Top 10 lists to TOP101@northseasurfradio.com
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 13th December.
Dick Dodd, legendary drummer for the Belairs and Eddie & The Showmen, and then later drummer and singer for The Standells, has just been diagnosed with cancer and needs our help. His attorney has created a support page where you can help him out with his looming medical bills. Please visit the Dick Dodd Support Page and give if you can. Please join SG101 in keeping Dick in our thoughts as he goes through this difficult time. We are pulling for you Dick!
V/A - Surf Nut! Surfites & Thunderchiefs 7" EP (Double Crown / Wormtone)
We're incredibly stoked to have released a fabulous new 7" EP featuring The Surfites and The Thunderchiefs, containing two brand new songs from each band! It's a joint effort with Double Crown and Wormtone Records, and will definitely be one of the most talked about (and listened to) releases of the summer! The amazing sleeve art, shown above, was done by famed artist (and Thunderchiefs guitarist) Mike Guerrero.
On one side you get Swedish faves The Surfites with "This Time Tomorrow" and "Hot Dog On A Stick". Flip it over and you get two more boss tunes from Austin, TX surf combo The Thunderchiefs - "Kook Patrol" and "Tomsco Twist".
While the music and amazing artwork is best enjoyed in the 7" vinyl format, we do understand that many of you don't have turntables. For you, we have the digital version of the EP, which can be downloaded at: iTunes ~ CD Baby ~ Emusic
Tracks: The Surfites: This Time Tomorrow - Hot Dog On A Stick / The Thunderchiefs: Kook Patrol - Tomsco Twist
This Saturday, April 6 from 2-4PM (Pacific) will mark the debut of a new weekly 2 hour Surf Music radio show on Luxuriamusic.com called FIBERGLASS JUNGLE.
Luxuria is an extremely well known and fanatically followed internet station that presents 24 hours of unusual, specialized programming geared to those with more retro sensibilities. The station features a number of fantastic shows hosted by some pretty heavy hitters covering a wide range of genres and styles--Garage, Psychedelic, Jazz, Easy Listening, Exotica, Lounge, Space Age Pop, Bachelor Pad, Incredibly Strange and Outsider Music, and much more!
Fiberglass Jungle will present the very best in recordings that fall under the wide instrumental Surf Music umbrella. This base encompasses the “pre-surf” instrumental Rock n’ Roll tunes of the late 50s, the classic “First Wave” originators of the early 60s, the “Second Wave” bands of the late 70s and early 80s, the crossover, genre-blending “Third Wave” bands of the 90s, the cutting-edge, description-defiant melting pot of current-day innovators, as well as a healthy dose of Spaghetti Western, international styles such as Japanese Eleki and Finnish Rautalanka, Surf-Guitar-based Exotica, Easy Listening, and Spy/Crime Jazz.
There will be a proper web presence coming soon, which will likely include a blog where each week's playlist and band/song/album information will be posted regularly.
To submit music, press releases or other Surf Music related news, please feel free to contact email@example.com.
Saturdays, 2-4PM (Pacific)
Hello Surf Lovers,
What better way to tell someone you love them by tuning in to some cool surf music!
NOW AVAILABLE for download... Show #63 Parts 1 & 2:
... More Unsteady Freddie Presents!
* featuring Martin Cilia, Pacifica Roadshow, The Concrete Rivals and more
Various Artists #29
* featuring Ronny and the Daytonas, Shoot the Pier, The Super Stocks and much more
Please go to our website for air dates and times. All shows are also available FREE for download & podcast at http://theshrunkenheadlounge.com/
DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge
Now is the time to subscribe to the best guitar magazine out there; The Fretboard Journal. Issue 28 is shipping now with a great article on George Tomsco, with early and current photos. Also a great article with lots of Jazzmaster image porn by Derek See. Fretboard Journal is designed by Neptunes guitarist Tom Walzem. Hope you all dig it!
Fretboard Journal Website
Yes, folks,the Insect Surfers are finally gearing up to release new cd/vinyl, t-shirts and beach towels! But we need your help and have launched a kickstarter program. PLEASE check it out at -
We have a few songs 'in the can' but are working on several more! And we will be proud to bring this stuff to Europe this year! Thanks to you, the surf rock community for any and all your support!
David Arnson/Insect Surfers
The following message is extremely important, please read carefully…
Although I am currently down sick with bronchitis for the second time this month I have need to address something very important…
You may or may not have heard rumors circulating around the surf music and surrounding communities coming supposedly from the museum…
Let me put all the rumors regarding Surfin’ Sundays 2013 Summer Concert Series and my continued involvement to bed once and for all…
The rumors that I have been made aware of don’t reflect the opinion of the current Board of Directors nor the future of Surfin’ Sundays…
Rest assured I am totally committed to Surfin’ Sundays concerts being run in the same fashion as I have been doing for the past 8 years…
Surfin’ Sundays is my lifeblood and I have invested my passion, heart and soul into it and intend to do so till I can no longer function…
I am currently working with the city of HB to set up the 2013 schedule both at the pier and HBISM and will be booking bands shortly…
In the next couple of weeks I will be filling out the extensive paperwork to obtain our permits and business license from the city of HB…
As for the meeting with the city of HB next month, it is strictly for me to attend in order to obtain our permits for Surfin’ Sundays…
Jeff BTD will be working with me and our faithful musicians to insure the we give you the best entertainment we have to offer…
Unless you hear directly from me please disregard any further rumors as total unwarranted deception coming from one individual…
If you any information, concerns, comments and or questions please email me directly at my usual dragonfly address…
Even though I am not responsible for this deception I feel the need to let you know I am deeply sorry for any stress this may have caused you…
Mahalo for your continued support…
Your humble servant,
2013 Secretary/Director Surfin’ Sundays