Throwback Thursday: Guitar Legend Dick Dale @ The Earl 4/23

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Dick Dale is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of Surf Guitar. Pioneering on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with Reverbnation, he worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, “thick, clearly defined tones” at “previously undreamed-of volumes.” The “breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique” as well as his showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

Dale has been called one of the hardest working men in show business, heavily touring and making numerous appearances across the world in the past 5 years. In 1981, Dick Dale was also awarded Guitarist of the Year by Guitar Player Magazine. Needless to say, this guy is a pretty big deal.

Check out our photo book of Dick Dale at The Earl from April 29, 2012. Dick will be playing at The Earl in Atlanta April 23, 2015 at 9 pm. 

Don’t miss Dick Dale at The Earl April 23! Tickets are $30. Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9 pm



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