He was Dale had been in treatment for heart and kidney failure. Dale was a surfer, sound pioneer and guitarist whose unusual, percussive playing style and thick, thunderous music earned him the nickname the Father of Heavy Metal.
Dick Dale invented surf music in the 's not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, as he watched Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards.
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I have a fond memory of walking with Dick Dale through the corridors of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix some seven years ago. He felt the spirits were calling out to him. Now Dick himself has entered the spirit realm.
Dick Dale, universally hailed as the king of the s surf guitar sound that heavily influenced the development of rock 'n' roll guitar — and of rock 'n' roll guitars themselves — has died at age He had recently been in treatment for cancer, from which he had twice previously recovered. Dale's death was reported by The Guardian and confirmed on Facebook by Dusty Watson, his former longtime drummer.
It proved to be an accurate, though not very detailed, description of swashbuckling multi-instrumentalist Dick Dale. He outshined other six-string contenders with ease; his is the first name uttered when the subject is broached among those in the know. Technique, innovation, execution.
He was a pioneer of surf musicdrawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his second studio album. Dale worked closely with the manufacturer Fender to produce custom-made amplifiers  including the first-ever watt guitar amplifier.