Ron tweeted me this link yesterday which I didn't see until this morning. Ed Sullivan hosted Dick Dale in 1963:
I'm no expert on these things but wasn't Dick Dale kind of "hunky"?
I saw Dale play up in San Juan Capistrano last year in 2010 and I wrote about it here. It was a very emotional show and at the time it looked like it might be one of his last. But thankfully, rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.