Known as the King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale, was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1937. His experimentation with the limits of electric guitars directly influenced the sound of American surf rock. His debut album, titled Surfer's Choice was released in 1962 after he had already established himself as the first surf rock star by hosting a series of extraordinarily popular dance events called "stomps." In fact, his single titled "Let's Go Trippin'" is considered by many to be the first song in the genre.
Dick Dale continues to play his unique style of rock, and his song, "Misirlou," has been featured in a variety of media including the cult classic film Pulp Fiction and as samples in The Black Eyed Peas' song "Pump It." Come see for yourself why Dick Dale was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in 2011.