Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Dick Dale
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Musician
    (May 4, 1937-March 16, 2019)
    Birth name is Richard Monsour
    Backup band is named the Del-Tones
    Played 'Miserlou,' 'Shake 'N' Stomp,' 'Nitro' and 'King of the Surf Guitar'
    He was dropped by Capitol in 1965, due to the British Invasion overtaking surf music.
    As a boy, he played so aggressively he kept breaking the heaviest strings on the market, as well as grounding his picks to nothing, several within the same song.
    He had rectal cancer (1966).
    He's the father of surf music.
    His nickname is 'King of the Surf Guitar.'
    Only the likes of Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix have ever matched his skill.
    He pioneered many studio effects in the '60s.
    He played his guitar backwards (without restringing it either!).
    He was influenced by everything from big band to country to folk.
    In 1979, he got a pollution related infection that nearly cost him his leg, leading him to become an environmental activist.
    'Miserlou' was the theme to 'Pulp Fiction.'
    He made a successful comeback in the '90s.

Credit: Captain Hair


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 114 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 26.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 72 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 117 Votes: 37.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 41 Votes: 46.34% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 115 Votes: 44.35% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 180 Votes: 42.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 204 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 309 Votes: 42.72% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 173 Votes: 19.08% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News