The musician, who created surfing rock and influenced several virtuoso guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, died on Saturday.
Dick Dale, pioneer guitarist for surf rock, known for his songs & # 39; Misirlou & # 39; And let's go triple, died on March 16, Sam Bolle, a former player who worked with Dale, the AP told.
He began his musical career at the end of the 1950s in Los Angeles. He became famous for his unique way of playing guitar. Although he was left-handed, he did not turn over the strings: the base was down and the height was up. He always came on stage with an electric guitar from Fender Stratocaster.
The recording of the traditional Greek song "Miserlou & # 39; would be the most famous composition. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino used it as the main theme of the movie "Pulp Fiction".
Influenced, among other things, by virtuoso guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 1967, when Dale suffered from cancer, Hendrix said at the Monterey Pop Festival in an obvious tribute to Dick: "You will never listen to surf music again."
He was able to survive the disease, which, however, came back in 2015, and continued his trips to his death. In his last years, he had to make musical presentations to pay for medical treatment.