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Dick Dale

Hailed as the "King of Surf Guitar, " Dick Dale virtually galvanized the surf rock sound in the 1950s. An avid surfer and accomplished musician, Dale and his band, 'Dick Dale and the Del-Tones', appeared in several of the ever-popular "Beach Party" teen flicks starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon during the 1960s. Although interest in surf rock waned in the 1970s, Dale has enjoyed a successful comeback during the 1990s, due in part to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994), which featured Dale's 1962 hit "Misirlou". Among his many awards and honors, Dale was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame in 1996 and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by "L.A. Weekly" in June of 2000 for his contribution to music. Despite a heavy touring schedule that takes him through the US and around the world, Dale finds time to spend with his nine-year-old son, Jimmy, on the 80-acre family ranch in Twentynine Palms, California.

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May 4, 1937 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Australia's Funniest Home Video Show 1990-03-29
Latest Project:
Series The Voice UK 2012-03-24

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Metal Evolution
Poster of 90210
Poster of Rock & Roll
Poster of Beavis and Butt-Head
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
Metal Evolution Unknown 2011-11-11
90210 Unknown 2008-09-02
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Monster Garage Unknown 2002-06-23
Rock & Roll Self 2 episodes, 1995 1995-09-24
Beavis and Butt-Head Unknown 1993-03-08
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show Unknown 1990-03-29
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04