Surf rock guitar pioneer RIP Dick Dale dies aged 81

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Dick dale, the surf rock guitar pioneer who was best known for his 1962 hit “Misirlou”, has died at the age of 81.

He died on Saturday night, Dale bassist Sam Bolle confirmed to The Guardian.

You know the song these days through the movie pulp Fiction.

But it is evident that its effect on popular guitar playing has been felt from afar and we are pretty sure that many guitarists have fallen in love with its sound and will pay a fitting tribute to a fallen hero.

Here’s what Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson had to say:

Here are some other tributes that we have seen pouring in too …

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