Sunday, January 8, 2012

You Are My Medicine, Part II

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.


  1. Note that Dale played a Fender Stratocaster upside down left-handed, years before another better known guitarist did.

  2. That's his famous guitar "The Beast"! He's used it forever, I his ancient amps also.

  3. His ancient Fender amps. Leo Fender was in L.A. at the time helped invent his sound.