Dick Dale

1937 - 2019

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Richard Anthony Monsour (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known professionally as Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist. He was the pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Dale has received more than 1,895,734 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Dick Dale is the 504th most popular musician (down from 247th in 2019), the 2,652nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,316th in 2019) and the 161st most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Dick Dale ranks 504 out of 2,675Before him are Mick Mars, Ryo Kawasaki, Oliver Dragojević, Joan Manuel Serrat, Willy DeVille, and Rick Wakeman. After him are Lucio Battisti, Eugene Ormandy, Loreena McKennitt, Curtis Mayfield, Christian Lorenz, and Robert Smith.

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Among people born in 1937, Dick Dale ranks 132Before him are Ange-Félix Patassé, Nur Hassan Hussein, Tom Courtenay, Bella Akhmadulina, Mitsuo Kamata, and Ted Nelson. After him are Valentin Bondarenko, Ratan Tata, Naji al-Ali, Eduard Streltsov, Alberto Spencer, and Joseph Estrada. Among people deceased in 2019, Dick Dale ranks 125Before him are Köbi Kuhn, Klaus Kinkel, Jan Stráský, David Koch, Billy Drago, and Dina bint Abdul-Hamid. After him are Syd Mead, Georgiy Daneliya, Yukiya Amano, William Levada, Anatoly Lukyanov, and Jessye Norman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dick Dale ranks 2,652 out of 15,968Before him are Randy Newman (1943), Willy DeVille (1950), Ted Nelson (1937), Carl Wieman (1951), Chris Rock (1965), and Winston Groom (1943). After him are Don Cheadle (1964), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Bates Clark (1847), Lynne Cheney (1941), and Jeb Bush (1953).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dick Dale ranks 161Before him are Lionel Hampton (1908), John Phillips (1935), Al Di Meola (1954), Joey DeMaio (1954), Mick Mars (1951), and Willy DeVille (1950). After him are Curtis Mayfield (1942), Lead Belly (1888), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Nikki Sixx (1958), Tom Fogerty (1941), and Glenn Frey (1948).