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LATEST DICK DALE NEWS HAPPENINGS

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April 16, Saturday 2005

DICK DALE and JIMMY DALE

on stage

4:00 pm

will be in concert Featuring

Jimmy Dueling with dad on their Fender Stratocaster guitars,

then Jimmy will be Featured on Drums with the Dick Dale band.

This all will take place at the

HARD ROCK CAFE

IN

NEWPORT BEACH CA. FASHION ISLAND

right across from the Fashion Island Theaters

THIS IS A FUND RAISER for JIM PASH of the SURFARIS

ALSO

THE SURFARIS

AND

BANDS that are FRIENDS

of the SURFARIS will be playing their music

from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

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February 7, 8, 2005

A GREAT GREAT TIME FOR ALL.....

JIMMY DALE my 13 yr old son and I

played our guitars on the JESSE JAMES MONSTER GARAGE

TV SHOW ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL.....

WHAT A BLAST!!!!!

The whole James crew were the greatest

and I got to relive and share with the crew

the great memories of my surfer days.

Jesse is a very special talent and a good guy that is real......

Jimmy went nuts over Jesse's custom work and now

Jimmy wants to put a blower

through the hood in my C-5 Vette convert. yeah right...

Well.... playing for the James crew

for a couple hours was more fun than a bucket of monkeys....ha

thank you Jesse and the crew.....

Dick and Jimmy Dale

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New Dick Dale Sessions for John Peel

5 Tracks

To be aired April 22, 2004

on BBC Radio One John Peel,

London, England

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''FLASH''

10/09/2003

WATCH FOR

DICK DALE

STARRING

IN THE NEW

NISSAN SUV ARMADA

NATIONAL COMMERCIAL

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July 13, 2002

The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley

wrote and is directing a Christmas Special

called The True Meaning of Christmas

starring Jason Priestly

guesting Mike Meyers,

guesting Elvez singing as Santa...

Dick Dale

is performing the music

and is guesting in it for a TV Special...

Filming is taking place in

Ottowa, Canada and Malibu, California.

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July 14, 2002

Dick Dale was contacted by Lee Levinson

a producer/director in New York,

holder of many awards including the Peabody Award,

to begin setting the stages of filming

the life story of Dick Dale

for a national two hour TV Special.

 

Paul Freeman, well known writer and author

has written features on Dale in the past,

will be gathering more information

to complete writing the Dale life story.

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July 13, 2002

Dale Skyranch was notified

by The Hard Rock

Worldwide Headquarters in Orlando, Florida

that Dick Dale was chosen

as one of 18 musical artists throughout the world

to have Dale's life story presented

as an Interactive Display into

the new 17,000 square foot

''HARD ROCK VAULT MUSEUM''

in Orlando Florida to be opened in November 2002.

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July 13, 2002

Dale Skyranch recieved a video

of the history of Catalina Island,

a very famous landmark island

22 miles off the coast of Newport Beach, California

where every big band has ever played

at the famous Avalon Casino Ballroom.

It is a favorite island for the elite yachts,

famous actors, vacationers and anglers

that love Marlin fishing..

They all love to come visiting

the famous Wriggley mansion belonging to the gum magnate

that bought the island back in the early years...

Dale's music and interview's are throughout the video....

In the video's closing,

Dale's personal heartfelt comments

convey's the island's total passion.

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Dick Dale's European concert tour

starts Aug 26 through Sept 17, 2002

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Dick Dale's Southern National Tour

will start Nov.1, 2002 thru Dec. 15, 2002

starting in Arizona.

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Check the dates

on the Dick Dale Tour web page

as they are listed.... www.dickdale.com

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2002

NATIONAL ADD

''SKYYBLUE''

DESIGNER VODKA DRINK

SIGNS DICK DALE'S

RECORDING OF ''ESPERANZA''

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2002

''DOMINO'S PIZZA''

SIGNS AGAIN TO USE

DICK DALE'S

"MISERLOU"

THE MUSIC

FOR THEIR NATIONAL TV ADD

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JANUARY 31, THURSDAY 2002 - 7:00PM

"AMOEBA MUSIC"

6400 SUNSET BLVD.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

THE BIGGEST

RECORD STORE IN HOLLYWOOD

IS PRESENTING

DICK DALE IN CONCERT

PREVIEWING

THE RELEASE OF DALE'S LONG AWAITED CD

''SPACIAL DISORIENTATION''

ON

DICK DALE RECORDS

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February 2001

DOMINO'S PIZZA

signed to use Dick Dale's recording

"Miserlou"

from the movie

'Pulp Fiction'

for TV & Industrial use.

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June 29, Friday 2000:

The 2000 L.A. Weekly Music Awards

presented

Dick Dale

with a

POP/ROCK LIFETIME ACHIEMENT AWARD...

The Host was "Ice T" (very funny witty guy).

Many other contributing members of the Los Angeles' music scene

were on hand as performers and presenters.

The event took place at the

Historic Henry Fonda Theatre

in Hollywood, California

and was sponsored by

Spine Records.com

featuring a live Web Cast..

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April 13, 2000 :

Dick Dale

was voted upon and placed into the

WHITE HOUSE

CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS

BY CONGRESSMAN

HON. JERRY LEWIS

You cannot enter

the Dick Dale White House Congressional Records

without having to go through much pain.....

so i have copied the Congressional Record File

for you to view....

its easier that way...

(NOTE)

THIS IS A COPY OF THE ACTUAL SPEECH AND RECORD

BY CONGRESSMAN

JERRY LEWIS

IN BEHALF OF

DICK DALE

TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES...

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CELEBRATING

DICK DALE,

KING OF THE SURF GUITAR

HON. JERRY LEWIS

(Extensions of Remarks - April 13, 2000)

Page: E589] GPO's PDF

HON. JERRY LEWIS

OF CALIFORNIA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, April 13, 2000

* Mr. LEWIS of California. Mr. Speaker, today I celebrate the achievements of Dick Dale ,

a resident of Twentynine Palms, California,

in the heart of the 40th district. Better known as the King of Surf Guitar,

Dick Dale

is a gifted musician who defined a music style in the early 1960s

that is still enjoyed by millions of music-lovers the world over.

* Surf music, which attempts to capture the feeling of riding the waves on a surfboard,

was a uniquely American style of music known as the ``California Sound.''

Along with his group, the Del-Tones,

Dale

composed and recorded the first surf record,

which lit the fuse in 1961 for the national explosion of the surf music craze.

He also helped pioneer the development of electronic reverberation

and concert-quality amplifiers and speakers.

Dale

has recorded for NASA, Disneyland, and a multitude of commercials,

television shows, and movies.

The recipient of countless awards,

Dale

has been nominated for a Grammy

and is enshrined in the Surfing Hall of Fame.

* Beyond his musical talent,

Dale

is an accomplished horseman, exotic animal trainer,

surfer, martial arts expert, archer, and pilot.

In addition to his recording and performing career,

Dale

has worked tirelessly to clean up the world's oceans

and protect endangered wild animals.

He has donated the proceeds of some recordings

to the Burn Treatment Center at the University of California.

* Dick Dale

has not been content to sit back as a legend.

This superb musician and innovator is still performing

and has won over a whole new generation of fans

as well as maintained his legion of long time admirers.

He always has time for his devoted fans,

often signing autographs and swapping stories for hours after his concerts.

Dick Dale

is an American original

and will forever be the King of Surf Guitar.

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Newsflash 1999

Oct. 15
Quake rocks Dick Dale's SkyRanch
Sept 15:
Miserlou on UPN's Shasta McNasty
Ice Dogs use "Surf Beat" for Commercial
"Mountain Dew" Commercial News
Sept 3:
Website Happenings
July 15:
Soloflex Commercial
Saturday Night Live w/ James Woods
July 14:
Nissan Motors Commercial
Feb. 1:
Superbowl and Miserlou?
Jan. 1:
Phillips Flat Screen TV Commercial
News Archive

May 21, 1998
Dick Dale invades Disneyland!!!
Mar. 21, 1998
Charles Fox Guitars
Feb. 8, 1998
BBC to use Dick in TV Special
Feb. 1998
Who's been Dick's best bass player?
Feb. 1998
Dick's Cessna 337 SuperSkymaster
1998
Dick Dale's Official Worldwide Website
Sep. 1997
Jimmy & Dick play Dana Point
1997
Dick gets digital camera
1997
Rock & Roll HOF needs Dick Dale























 

 

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September 24, Sunday 2000

WOW..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There I was....

flying back from london in a British Airways

Jumbo 747-400 Jet Airliner.......

Invited to sit in the cockpit and get a first hand eye ball view

30,000 feet up over my skyranch in 29 Palms, California

and continue straight into Los Angeles Airport

and watched the most greased in

landing by a very professional crew.....

man...what a thrill...

It was like sitting in your living room

watching 4 big TV sets in the panel

just guiding every step of the way as you flew...

the view from that cockpit was

Titanic in every which way shape and form...

Like being in outer space, a wrap around

panasonic view of our gracious earth...

Oh, what we are missing,

makes one feel that he is being punished,

being made to drive on those crowded

smoggy freeways with wacky drivers...........

The three pilots in the cockpit

were so professional along with being

so genuinely friendly,

they made me feel that i was part of the crew

all during my visit...

not to mention the wonderful stewardesses.

Every step of the way,

i was being explained the workings

of the digital equipment in the cockpit

as they flew that big humble bird.

What can i say....

after seeing and experiancing all that,

i will always feel the comfort and safety

flying with the crew of Flight 269 ........

Thank you Captain Rod Brooking,

Andy Hadlow SFO

and Geoff Doling SFO for giving me

a very special day never to forget in my life....

Dick Dale

(the little plane pilot)

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Rockin at the Royal Festival Hall in London......

what more could one ask for...

we were there...they were there...

standing and shouting and screaming.....

what a rush, such a rush i ran off stage

playing the beast all the way up into the audience,

kissed the girls and made them cry.....

what a fun time....

I will be back John Peel.....

thanks for having me,

you are a good friend....

dick dale

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September 21, Thursday 2000

I had the best recording session

recording with the BBC

for the John Peel Radio show...

We just played our brains out

and created some real neat songs for John

to play on his show.....

it was real fun

being with pros in

the BBC studio.....

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September 22, Friday 2000

John Peel and David Sefton

of the BBC, LONDON , ENGLAND

flys

DICK DALE

and band to Headline

Major concert at the

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL,

LONDON.

October 15, 1999

 

The Associated Press:

 

"Did you ever play a pinball machine and see the ball get stuck in there and go bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam? It just threw my body back and forth as I ran down the hallway"

Dick Dale said from his home 30 miles from the epicenter.

 

Big QUAKE rocks Dick Dale's SkyRanch

On Saturday morning at 2:46am a 7.0 quake rocked the
desert approximately 30 miles northwest of
Dick Dale's
SkyRanch.

Little Jimmy (slept through the whole thing...ha)

Outside of a few bruises and broken stuff, I am still alive, made it on
CNN and ABC channel 7 and national news and everyone else that
came down to interview me... I was slammed against the hallway like
a rag doll back and forth trying to get to my family.

I was helpless to move as I was trying to get down the hallway....
.....unreal, now, if we would only stop disturbing the earth's structure
with
nuclear testing....

Thanks everyone for caring... Dick

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September 15, 1999

"WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS"

has signed on to use

"Miserlou"

for a segment in the half hour comedy

"SHASTA MCNASTY"

airing on the UPN Network...

The Long Beach hockey team

"ICE DOGS"

have also signed on for a 10 week segment

and a 8 week segment to air

Dick Dale's

song "SURF BEAT"

for their Television commercial adds.

"ICE DOGS" starting September 1999

thru and into the Millennium of March 2000...

BIG NEWS!!!

DICK DALE'S song

"MISERLOU"

featured on the National

"SUPER BOWL"

"MOUNTAIN DEW"

TV Commercial,

NOMINATED

the Best in

Top 10 Commercials

for 1999....

YAHOO

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September 3, 1999

Many new changes happening here on the WEBSITE !!!

***I've added two new sections,

a "Photo Section"  and a "Links Section".

 Menus have been added for quick accessing

of information on any webpage .....

Watch for many more new things to come!!!

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July 15, 1999

"SOLOFLEX"

is exploding with

Dick Dale's

"TAKE IT OFF"

for their National Sales Commercial,

watch for it!!

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"

is using

Dick Dale's

"TAKE IT OFF"

in the sketch

"THREE DUDES"

with

GUEST HOST 'JAMES WOODS' .....

watch for it...

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July 14, 1999

NISSAN MOTOR CARS

is Supercharging their

"NISSIAN MAXIMA"

with

Dick Dale's

national anthem

"MISERLOU"...

Phone calls are pouring in

saying that this is the first advertisment

that makes you want to go out

and buy the car...

real cool!!!!


 

February 1, 1999

The Super Bowl Football game

that was aired Sunday January 31, 1999,

aired

a Super "MOUNTAIN DEW" commercial

using

Dick Dale's

"MISERLOU" ...

WOW!!!

Another

"PULP FICTION".


January 31, 1999

Yes, that was

Dick Dale's

music you have been hearing introducing

Phillips Flat Screen TV

being aired on National TV

for the month of

December and January,

the song was

"Esperanza".


MORE

DICK DALE

HAPPENINGS

May 21st 1998

Dick Dale

has done the Unbelievable,

he has done what no other person has ever done,

nor been allowed to do,

in the history of Disneyland.

Being the thrill seeker

and not being one to back down

from a challenge,

Dick Dale

climbed a steel ladder mounted to the side of

'' Disneyland's Space Mountain''

Dale climbed to the very top

and stood with his

Fender Stratocaster guitar

"The Beast"

and played

"Ghost Riders" and "Miserlou"

on an eight foot by eight foot platform

without the use of a safety harness

and only a guide wire to keep

Dale from going off the platform.

Dale said,

standing above everyone

and looking directly across at

"The Matterhorn"

was the most Titanic venture

he has ever done in his life.

"It can't get any better than this,

''Dale screamed to the sky above,''

Michael Eisner,

chairman of the board of Disneyland,

made the decision to allow Dale

to follow through with this awe inspiring performance.

It took the Tomorrowland Grand Opening

to an Explosive, Unbelievable, Climax.

The People of Disney

worked around the clock for months

to make this the biggest event

since the opening of Disneyland.

Among the guests to attend

were retired news guru

Walter Cronkite, Senator John Glen, NASA Astronauts,

Glen Frey and over 600 members of the media.

Dick Dale's

quote to the audience was

"First there was the Matterhorn,

Then there was Tinker Bell,

Then there was Space Mountain,

Now!

there is

Dick Dale

on top of

Tomorrowland!!!


March 21, 1998

Charles Fox Guitars,

made Dick Dale a Custom Accoustic Guitar,

the body is built with

Selected Blonde Quilted Maple Back

and Sides with Grained Ivoroid Binding

with Blue soundboard Purfling,

Abalone Rossette, Ebony Bridge

with Ebony Bridge pins with Abalone dots.

The Neck is Honduran Mahogany

with Grained Ivoroid bound fingerboard

and Ebony Headstock overlay,

Paua Abalone Shell fingerboard position markers,

Chrome Schaller tuning machines,

Mother of Pearl Logo, chosen for its high flash.

Pickups are top of the line Fishman Prefix Onboard Blender,

Mic/Pickup Preamp System, Wide Format.

Dale says the workmanship is beyond belief

and the tone is a blend of richness and fullness.

Dale says it is a joy to play

and Dale is going to showcase this marvel piece

on stage with his Bass player Ron Eglit

who also plays a Charles Fox Accoustic Guitar.

Both guitars in appearance are totally unique

as they are both custom made to the specs of both players.

Be sure to hear Dale and Eglit play

their Accoustics during Dale's concerts.


February 8,1998

The BBC WALES

(British Broadcasting Corporation)

will be flying to the United States to film Dale

at his Airport Ranch in the city of Twentynine Palms, Ca.

to be in one of a series of television programs

dedicated to the contribution that radio has made to the story of Rock Music.

The first two shows feature Ronnie Spector,

Bo Diddley and Dion for New York

Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins and Rufus Thomas for Memphis Tenn.

Rufus Thomas was a Sun Studio recording artist

along with hosting a radio show on WDIA network for thirty years.

The BBC WALES

feel that Dick Dale's distinctive guitar sound

is evocative and closely associated with the sea

and the desert of the American west coast.

The series will be fronted by BBC's award winning radio presenter

Owen Money. Richard Pawelko (Producer)


 Questions asked as to who has been the best Bass player

that has worked for Dick Dale?

Answer: Many players have been great

such as Steve Soest of Steve Soest Guitars, Santa Ana, Ca.

Steve worked for me many years

and he is a great person and a great Bass player.

There are many more players that have been very good

and later I will find the correct spelling for their names.

THE BEST and I mean the VERY BEST

along with being part of our family

is a Bass Player called RON EGLIT (Captain Ron),

on stage Ron is a part of me and we think and react alike.

I could not see myself on stage

without Ron Banging on that Fender Precission Bass

right by my side.

You can take that to the Bank- DD


Cessna 337B Super Skymaster Twin Engine

 

Gear up and cruisin

For you flying enthusiasts,

this is the plane that Dale flys.

Dale holds a Single and Twin engine pilot's license.

This beautiful aircraft is called a Cessna 337B SuperSkymaster.

This type of plane was flown in Vietnam to spot downed pilots

and also used as a spotter plane to warn our troops of the advancing enemy.

The Army and Air Force called it an O-2,

it also had rockets attached to the underside of the wings.

It's also called a push pull aircraft

it has an engine in the front to pull and a engine in the rear to push.

The Cessna 337B Skymaster (O-2)

was featured in a movie called

"BAT 21"

starring

Gene Hackman and Danny Glover


Below is an aerial photo

Dick Dale's Skyranch

showing the two landing runways, east and west heading....

Number one Runway is 2,860 feet long by 85 feet wide

and it is a dirt runway....

Number 2 Runway is 2,000 feet long by 40 feet wide of concrete

Number 2 Runway has a 500 foot dirt runoff on the west end of the runway.

the dirt approaching the east end of Runway Number 2 is 1,540 feet long

before coming to the 2,000 feet of concrete.

There is no transition between the dirt and the concrete...

It is very smooth.

Total length of Runway Number 2 - is 4,040 feet


(click on photo to see full view)

 

Dick Dale's Official World Wide Website

wouldn't be complete without contributions from Dick himself.

For that purpose Dick will update this Site personally.

He will also answer any questions sent to him at: dick@dickdale.com

Keep in mind, however that Dick is a very busy guy and therefore,

may not get to your question right away.

However, Dick can assure you himself,

that he will read and answer each and every email sent to him.


 Dick Dale and his 5 year old son Jimmy

in concert

at Dana Point California

Sept. 1997


NEWEST FLASH EMERGENCY

DICK DALE

HAS BEEN INFORMED

DURING HIS U.S. NORTHERN TOUR,

THAT

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

IN

CLEVELAND, OHIO,

DOES NOT HAVE A MENTION OF

DICK DALE

BEING RECOGNIZED

AS THE LEGENDARY

"KING OF THE SURF GUITAR"

WHICH HE MORE THAN RIGHTEOUSLY DESERVES.

IF

THE BEACH BOYS & JIMI HENDRIX

ARE IN THE HALL OF FAME,

THEN SURELY, THEIR INSPIRATION

DICK DALE

SHOULD BE.

ALONG WITH

INSPIRING OTHER GREATS

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

AND COUNTLESS OTHERS THAT FOLLOWED

 

DICK DALE

CREATED THE FOUNDATION AS

"THE FIRST POWER GUITAR PLAYER OF THE WORLD"

 

DICK DALE

IS

THE FOUNDING FATHER

THAT CREATED A STYLE OF MUSIC

THAT INSPIRIERD COUNTLESS BEGINNING GUITARISTS

TO FOLLOW SUIT CAUSING

DICK DALE

TO BECOME OF LEGENDARY STATUS,

THEY BUILT ON

DICK DALE

DICK DALE

&

LEO FENDER

SINGLE HANDEDLY PIONEERED

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROCK N ROLL

FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR

THE FENDER DUAL SHOWMAN AMPLIFIER

THAT CHANGED THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

OF THE WAY GUITARS, AMPLIFIERS AND SPEAKERS

WERE BUILT TO CAPTURE

DICK DALE'S

FULL POWER SOUNDS IN THE 1950'S  

DICK DALE'S

"DUAL SHOWMAN AMPLIFIER"

& "DUAL 15" JBL D130F SPEAKER" COMBINATION

PRODUCED THE WORLDS

FIRST POWER GUITAR SOUND WHICH PROMPTED

GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

TO GIVE TITLE TO

DICK DALE

AS

"THE FATHER OF HEAVY METAL"

ALL OF DICK DALE'S SUPPORTER'S

ARE TO MAIL THEIR SUPPORT LETTER'S

TO THIS FOLLOWING ADDRESS LISTED BELOW:

Dick Dale

and his camp

Thanks You

All....

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

ATTEN: Susan Evans

1290 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York

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