Surf rock's national popularity was somewhat brief as the British Invasion began to overtake the American charts in 1964. Though he continued performing live Dale was soon set back by rectal cancer. Peppermint Man / Surf Beat (Capitol 1962)
Secret Surfin Spot / Surfin' and Swingin' (Capitol 1963)
The Wedge / Night Rider (Capitol 1963)
Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4 1937) is a Lebanese American surf rock guitarist known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pioneered the surf music style drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation.