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Dick Dale March 1995: concert of the year

While looking for a foto (which I couldn´t find) I discovered a magazine from March 1995 in a free magazine (55.000 copies) called "Sonic Press" - Hamburg at Night. I believe I got it from Hermann Reuber who was one of the two agents that booked Dick Dale for a gig at the Markthalle on March 26th, 1995.

I was there like many many other fans of Rock ´n´ Roll and Instrumental Music who came from all over Germany to Hamburg. The concert was gigantic and while on the way home in a car our chests were still vibrating - pure Dick Dale Power Sound.

What I didn't realize back than was the the gig in Hamburg was announced as "The concert of the month" !!! For surf music fans like myself it was the concert of the past three decades - for the first time to be at a concert of the king of the surf guitar himself - DICK DALE.

I remember 17 years earlier in March 1978 Jim Pewter asked me if it would be good to send Dick to Germany and Europe. I replied that he is not that well known in Germany and a concert tour must be prepared. Jim added "meeting djs, shaking hands and so on".


Dale Yeah! Texas Tribute to Dick Dale 6/29/19, Austin

Texas surf rock tips its hat to the man who wore the crown - Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar. Hosted by Indian Roller boutique roadhouse, five Texas rock combos will perform Dale-inspired set lists that include covers of the King’s greatest hits. It’ll be a thunderous tribute to the man, the myth, and the legend of Dick Dale.

Dale-tastic sets by: the Hungry Onions, the Nematoads, Los Superavengers, the Boss Jaguars!, and the Baffles. Stay til the end for a special All-Star Dick Dale Jam!

Indian Roller will be debuting a new Tiki Cocktail menu and Deep Eddy Records, Bat-Tone Records and Surf Austin will be on hand holding Dick Dale-themed raffles throughout the night.

Proceeds for the event go to benefit CareBOX Program. CareBOX is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing free, much-needed care supplies to cancer patients. CareBOX hand assembles and delivers these supplies to patients, reducing barriers to access and helping to prevent malnutrition, infections and injuries and reduce cancer-related deaths.


Paul Johnson & Friends Debut Performance Oct. 26

Friends and guitar music fans:

I am happy to tell you that I have a new band ‹ Paul Johnson & Friends ‹ and that this new band is about to make its DEBUT PERFORMANCE this coming weekend at the COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE in ALTADENA.

I have hand-picked some of the top players from within the surf-instro genre to work with me at this endeavor of love. Accompanying me on the CGB stage for our first public performance will be:

  • RON EGLIT (guitar and bass) ‹ bassist for Dick Dale for 20 years; then more recently, guitarist for the Surfaris (Wipe Out) for another decade.
  • MATT QUILTER (guitar and bass) ‹ veteran guitarist for the past twenty years with the innovative instro band the Reventlos.
  • DUFF PAULSON (drums) ‹ veteran drummer who played for many years with the classic traditional-style instro band the Torquays.

As Ron & Matt are both adept at playing both the guitar and the bass, the plan here is to have them trade off between the two instruments, thus lending greater variety to guitar sounds within the band. The group's repertoire will include all the usual surf and rock-instrumental classics, as well as my own catalog of original tunes. The goal for Paul Johnson & Friends is to move the genre forward with new ideas for the music, while remaining faithful to the original style that defines the surf-instrumental genre.

2029 LAKE STREET, ALTADENA (about 2 miles north of the 210 Fwy)

You should make reservations NOW ‹ shows here often sell out in advance; there are only 50 seats available in this intimate venue... but every seat is up close and personal and the sound is great too, making the CGB the IDEAL venue for what we do!

Tix: $18 - call 626/798-6236
More info at the CGB website.

'Legends of Surf Music' concert to premiere in Vista Calif. on October 25

'Legends of Surf Music' concert to premiere in Vista Calif. on October 25, 2014 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.

The concert line-up of performers will include former members of the Hondells, Castells, Marketts and the Routers; all performing for the first time in 50 years with several original members.

Also performing are former and original members of the Beach Boys, Surfaris, Jan & Dean, Chantays, Belairs and Dick Dale & the Del Tones.

These surf bands are attributed with such songs as "Surfin USA," "Wipeout," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Little Honda," "Surfer Joe," "Pipeline," "Out of Limits," "Misirlou," "Let's Go Trippin," "Little Old Lady From Pasadena," "Dead Mans' Curve," "Mr. Moto," and dozens more.

John Jerd, the President of Stars and Stripes Events, said, "This concert will make music history because the audience hasn't seen some of these groups in decades, and never all these famous band members in one concert."

The "Legends of Surf Music" concert will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive Vista, CA 92084, on October 25, 2014.

Stars and Stripes Events, and Jerd & DiMaggio Productions of Escondido California, headed up by John Jerd, produce and promote concerts primarily for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations; especially where the non-profit serves our military heroes.

Complete information can be viewed at and tickets can be purchased at - or by calling the box office Monday through Friday 12 noon to 5 p.m. at 760-724-2110.


NEWS SOURCE: Stars and Stripes Events

Send2Press® is the originating wire service for this story.

Rossport Farms Guitars by the Sea featuring Dick Dale

King of Surf Guitar the Returns to Sea

Eastport, Maine –  Rossport Farms is pleased to announce Legendary Guitarist, Dick Dale King of the Surf Guitar will be headlining this years festivities Saturday, August 9, 2014. Rossport Farms Guitars by the Sea is the 27th annual summertime destination outdoor  music event with a distinctive flair for the adventurous. Rossport Farms a 64 acre salt water farm nestled on the coast between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay in the determined community Eastport, Maine. Known as the eastern most city in the United States,  and the first to see the sun!

Executive producer and veteran entrepreneur, Ross Furman, the event host and organizer, “This year our goal is to inspire listeners, to hear and see the world with a fresh perspective. Our largest line-up yet, 12 hours of music from 12 bands from across New England  and to top it off we will get to experience the music of Dick Dale in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. “  

This American guitar master has been creating world changing sounds on a his Fender Stratocaster for over 55 years. “He pioneer the style of surf music, drawing on the eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverb.” Dale is often credited as one of the first electric guitarist to employ fast scales in his playing. Guitar Magazine called him “Father of Heavy Metal” because he broke through the electronic barrier limits of the era. 

  • Name of Event:Rossport Farms Guitars by the Sea
  • Date of Event: Saturday • August 9, 2014 
  • Location of Event: Rossport Farms • 44 Old Toll Bridge Road * Eastport, Maine 04631
  • Short Description of the Event: Experience the music of legendary Guitarist Dick Dale in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.  Rossport Farms Guitars by the Sea is the 27th annual summertime destination outdoor music event with a distinctive flair for the adventurous
  • Time the Event is Happening: 11am - 11pm
  • Cost or Fees Associated: $35.00 or $55.00 the day of the show
  • Contact Telephone Number: 207-321-9071
  • Website:

DICK DALE with The Pyronauts January 21st!!!

Guitar Legend DICK DALE featuring son JIMMY DALE on drums rolls into Auburn, CA on Saturday, January 21st.  Opening the show will be local surfer dudes The Pyronauts. Show starts at 8pm, it's an ALL AGES show, tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more info email and visit

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Dick Dale featured in August 2011 Guitar Player Magazine

Dick Dale is featured in the August 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine! In the "Ten Things You Gotta Do to Play Like ... Dick Dale" feature, Guitar Player gives a career overview and then dives right into analyzing Dick's playing and sound, including tablature! From the article:

Dick Dale wants you to know how to capture some of the mojo of the Father of Loud and the King of the Surf Guitar... Dick Dale!

Check it out, it should be on news stands shortly!

Santa Catalina Island Company Presents Dick Dale w/ The Eliminators July 2

The King of the Surf Guitar

Dick Dale and son Jimmy Dale

Special guests The Eliminators

Dick Dale, "The King of the Surf Guitar," brings his spirited sound to the Catalina Casino.  Dale is a legendary performer who invented the surf guitar sound and continues as its chief ambassador to this day.  His many hits include "Miserlou," the song that electrified Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Dale's son Jimmy Dale joins him on stage for a performance of dueling Fender guitars.  Surf rock favorites The Eliminators open the show.

Saturday, July 2, 7:30 pm.  All ages are welcome.

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Dick Dale @ The Los Angeles Guitar Festival, July 3

This July 4th weekend, the REAL fireworks show will be at the Los Angeles Guitar Festival! Don’t miss this unprecedented two-day celebration with some of the hottest and most respected acoustic and electric guitar talent on the planet — the only guitar festival named after our city. 

Don't miss "King of the Surf Guitar" Dick Dale in Day Two of the Festival (July 3)!

Tickets on sale nowPromo video

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