LATEST DICK DALE NEWS HAPPENINGS
New Dick Dale Sessions for John Peel
To be aired April 22, 2004
on BBC Radio One John Peel,
IN THE NEW
NISSAN SUV ARMADA
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...
is performing the music
and is guesting in it for a TV Special...
Filming is taking place in
Ottowa, Canada and Malibu, California.
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.
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.
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.
Dick Dale's European concert tour
starts Aug 26 through Sept 17, 2002
Dick Dale's Southern National Tour
will start Nov.1, 2002 thru Dec. 15, 2002
starting in Arizona.
Check the dates
on the Dick Dale Tour web page
as they are listed.... www.dickdale.com
DESIGNER VODKA DRINK
SIGNS DICK DALE'S
RECORDING OF ''ESPERANZA''
SIGNS AGAIN TO USE
FOR THEIR NATIONAL TV ADD
JANUARY 31, THURSDAY 2002 - 7:00PM
6400 SUNSET BLVD.
RECORD STORE IN HOLLYWOOD
DICK DALE IN CONCERT
THE RELEASE OF DALE'S LONG AWAITED CD
DICK DALE RECORDS
signed to use Dick Dale's recording
from the movie
for TV & Industrial use.
June 29, Friday 2000:
The 2000 L.A. Weekly Music Awards
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
featuring a live Web Cast..
April 13, 2000 :
was voted upon and placed into the
CONGRESSIONAL HALL OF RECORDS
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...
THIS IS A COPY OF THE ACTUAL SPEECH AND RECORD
IN BEHALF OF
TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES...
KING OF THE SURF GUITAR
HON. JERRY LEWIS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 13, 2000)
Page: E589] GPO's PDF
HON. JERRY LEWIS
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,
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,
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.
has recorded for NASA, Disneyland, and a multitude of commercials,
television shows, and movies.
The recipient of countless awards,
has been nominated for a Grammy
and is enshrined in the Surfing Hall of Fame.
* Beyond his musical talent,
is an accomplished horseman, exotic animal trainer,
surfer, martial arts expert, archer, and pilot.
In addition to his recording and performing career,
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.
is an American original
and will forever be the King of Surf Guitar.
Quake rocks Dick Dale's SkyRanch
Miserlou on UPN's Shasta McNasty
Ice Dogs use "Surf Beat" for Commercial
"Mountain Dew" Commercial News
Saturday Night Live w/ James Woods
Nissan Motors Commercial
Superbowl and Miserlou?
Phillips Flat Screen TV Commercial
May 21, 1998
Dick Dale invades Disneyland!!!
Mar. 21, 1998
Charles Fox Guitars
Feb. 8, 1998
BBC to use Dick in TV Special
Who's been Dick's best bass player?
Dick's Cessna 337 SuperSkymaster
Dick Dale's Official Worldwide Website
Jimmy & Dick play Dana Point
Dick gets digital camera
Rock & Roll HOF needs Dick Dale
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....
(the little plane pilot)
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....
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.....
September 22, Friday 2000
John Peel and David Sefton
of the BBC, LONDON , ENGLAND
and band to Headline
Major concert at the
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL,
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
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
September 15, 1999
"WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS"
has signed on to use
for a segment in the half hour comedy
airing on the UPN Network...
The Long Beach hockey team
have also signed on for a 10 week segment
and a 8 week segment to air
song "SURF BEAT"
for their Television commercial adds.
"ICE DOGS" starting September 1999
thru and into the Millennium of March 2000...
DICK DALE'S song
featured on the National
the Best in
Top 10 Commercials
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!!!
July 15, 1999
is exploding with
"TAKE IT OFF"
for their National Sales Commercial,
watch for it!!
"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"
"TAKE IT OFF"
in the sketch
GUEST HOST 'JAMES WOODS' .....
watch for it...
July 14, 1999
NISSAN MOTOR CARS
is Supercharging their
Phone calls are pouring in
saying that this is the first advertisment
that makes you want to go out
and buy the car...
February 1, 1999
The Super Bowl Football game
that was aired Sunday January 31, 1999,
a Super "MOUNTAIN DEW" commercial
January 31, 1999
Yes, that was
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
May 21st 1998
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,
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
"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.
standing above everyone
and looking directly across at
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,''
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.
quote to the audience was
"First there was the Matterhorn,
Then there was Tinker Bell,
Then there was Space Mountain,
on top of
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.
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
SAM BOLLE from VENTURA CALIFORNIA, has been playing
Bass with me for many years and is a great player and is still playing
Bass with me 2017.
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
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)
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