Mar 16, · Find Dick Dale bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Universally acknowledged "original king of surf. Richard Anthony Monsour (May 4, – March 16, ), known professionally as Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist. He was a pioneer of surf music, drawing 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.
rows · Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on 4 May in Boston, Massachusetts; died . Mar 16, · Dick Dale was born Richard Monsour in Boston in ; his father was Lebanese, his mother Polish. As a child, he was exposed to folk music from both cultures, which had an impact on his sense of melody and the ways string instruments could be picked.