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Dick Dale

Dick Dale, formally known as Richard Anthony Monsour, was a Lebanese American rock guitarist.

Dale was born on May 4, 1937, in Boston, MA. Dale is an American with Lebanese descent from his father, and of Polish-Belarusian descent from his mother. Dale is known as the “Inventor of Surf Rock” and “The King of the Surf Guitar” due to his success in his works. 

Alongside his accomplishments, in 1996, Dale was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame. Some of Dale’s works were featured in soundtracks such as Pulp Fiction, 1994, and Rocket Journey, 1996.



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