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Dick Dale

Biography

Legendary surf rock guitarist who motivated artists like Eddie Truck Halen and Jimi Hendrix. He made an appearance over the Ed Sullivan Present. He was inducted in to the Browsing Walk of Popularity in Huntington Seaside for his function in defining browse culture. He includes a kid and lives a wholesome lifestyle, discouraging the intake of alcohol and drugs, aswell as red meats. His melody “Misirlou” was highlighted in the Pulp Fiction, the film aimed by Quentin Tarantino.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dick Dale
Date Of Birth May 4, 1937
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Children Jimmy Dale
Parents Fern Monsour, James Monsour
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
Movies Muscle Beach Party, American Vampire, Rebel in the Ring, A Swingin' Affair, Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina
TV Shows The Lawrence Welk Show, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1His mother was of Polish and Belarusian descent and his father was an immigrant, born in Beirut, Lebanon.
2In 2004 was on tour with his son Jimmy Dale, a 12 year old who can play some of his dad's lightning-fast guitar solos note for note
3Along with his fine baritone singing voice, Dick plays the clarinet and bass clarinet as well as the soprano (straight), alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
4Voted #31 on Rolling Stones magazine's 2004 list of the top 100 greastest guitarists of all time.
5Co-owned the "Rainbow Music Theater" in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with Lawrence Welk alumnus, Ava Barber, from 1990 to 1995. His youngest son, David, spent two seasons performing with him there.
6Performed with Midwestern band-leaders: Lynn Kerns, Al Menke, Amby Meyer, Clift Keyes, and Harold Loefflemachers' "Six Fat Dutchmen".
7Not to be confused with singer/saxophonist Dick Dale, a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show (1955) for many years.
8Joined the Lawrence Welk Orchestra as a musician/singer in 1951. He remained with Lawrence until the television show, The Lawrence Welk Show (1951), ended in 1982. In this span of time, he only missed 3 shows. Only Barney Liddell and Myron Floren were with the orchestra longer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011Documentary performer: "Let's Go Trippin'" / writer: "Let's Go Trippin'" - as D.Dale
You Again2010performer: "Pump It" 2006 - as Dick Dale And His Deltones
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Willkommen Österreich2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006performer: "Pump It" 2004 - as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
Tales of the Rat Fink2006Documentary writer: "Let's Go Trippin'"
Yours, Mine & Ours2005performer: "Pump It"
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005Video performer: "Surfin' With Wiki", "Monaloa Surfin'"
Riding Giants2004Documentary courtesy: "Misirlou" / performer: "Misirlou"
Skeppsholmen2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003performer: "Misirlou"
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator2002Documentary writer: "Surf Beat"
Local Boys2002performer: "Belo Horizonte", "Misirlou" / writer: "Belo Horizonte"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Misirlou", "Muscle Bustle" / performer: "Surfin' And A-Swingin'" - as Dick Dale and His Del-Tones
Jesus' Son1999performer: "Surf Buggy" - as Dick Dale and His Del Tones / writer: "Surf Buggy"
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money1999Video performer: "In-Liner Surf Beat '97", "Spanish Kiss", "The Wedge" / writer: "In-Liner Surf Beat '97", "Spanish Kiss", "The Wedge"
The Big One1997Documentary performer: "Misirlou" 1946 - as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
Wild America1997performer: "Take It Off" - as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones / writer: "Take It Off"
Plump Fiction1997performer: "Hava Nagila" / writer: "Taco Wagon"
Friends1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
Space Jam1996performer: "Misirlou" - as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
Escape from L.A.1996performer: "Scalped" / writer: "Scalped"
Fox Hunt1996performer: "The Wedge"
Eastern Championship Wrestling1995TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dead Beat1994performer: "Nitro" / writer: "Nitro"
Pulp Fiction1994performer: "Misirlou" - as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
Beavis and Butt-HeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Back to the Beach1987performer: "California Sun", "Love on the Rise", "Pipeline"
Surf II1984performer: "The Wedge" / writer: "The Wedge"
The Lawrence Welk Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Muscle Beach Party1964performer: "Muscle Beach Party", "My First Love" - as Dick Dale and His Del-Tones / performer: "Muscle Bustle"
Beach Party1963performer: "Swingin' and a-Surfin'", "Secret Surfin' Spot"
A Swingin' Affair1963performer: "A Swingin' Affair"
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie performer: "Misirlou"
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 20132013TV Movie performer: "Misirlou"
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Captain Jokes Parrot's Adventures2013TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Graham Norton Show2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
LittleBigPlanet Karting2012Video Game performer: "Hava Nagila"
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1012012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Australia's Funniest Home Video Show2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
902102011TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!2005VideoSpecial Musical Guest (voice)
Local Boys2002Rick
The Treasure1990Magician
Beach Party1963Musicians (as Dick Dale and the Del Tones)
Let's Make Love1960Elvis Presley (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce the Challenge2017
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials2002TV Movie
Rocket Jockey1996Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lawrence Welk's TV Treasures2007TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Monster Garage2005TV SeriesHimself
Tracks2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - King of the Surf Guitar
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials2002TV MovieHimself
Lawrence Welk: Milestones & Memories - A Musical Family Reunion2001TV MovieHimself
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Pop Odyssee 1 - Die Beach Boys und der Satan1997TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
An American Vampire Story1997Himself (uncredited)
Liquid Stage: The Lure of Surfing1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jools's Hootenanny1995TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1994TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Back to the Beach1987Himself
The Lawrence Welk Show1955-1982TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesThemselves
The Lloyd Thaxton Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Muscle Beach Party1964Himself
Locked In!1964DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1963TV SeriesGuitarist
A Swingin' Affair1963Himself
The Modernaires with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra1952ShortHimself
The Lawrence Welk Show1951TV SeriesHimself (1951-1955)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love2016TV MovieHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1012012TV Series documentaryHimself
Plages des 60's2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Age tendre et tête de bois1963TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance or Host in a Variety Program or SeriesThe True Meaning of Christmas Specials (2002)· Tom Green
· Elvis Stojko
· Kevin McDonald
· Jann Arden
· Dave Foley
· Joe Flaherty
· Robert 'El Vez' López
· Lisa Hockly
· Paul Irving
· Dave Thomas
· Crissy Guerrero
· Mike Myers
· Andy Richter
· Jason Priestley


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#Trademark
1Fast, heavily Middle-Eastern music influences in his guitar riffs.
2Fender Stratocaster guitar.
3His "Misirlou" instrumental cover version.


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