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Dick Dale still riding musical waves

The surf-rock legend plays Friday at Farmers Public Market.

Ryan Querbach June 24th, 2011

Legendary surf rock guitarist Dick Dale, 74 years young, hits Oklahoma City on Friday for a show at OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein.


Dale is probably best known for the song “Misirlou,” which opens Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, “Pulp Fiction.” However, he said that he believes that this is not where his legacy spawned. That stems from not only his talent, but his dedication to tour extensively for years, bringing him a diverse fan base.

“’Pulp Fiction’ was a jolt, but the big jolt came from back in ’72, when all the colleges put me on the music journal charts,” Dale said. “And it just built and built with me constantly touring.”

Since those days, he has continued to perform all across the country and even overseas.

Despite his love for performing, his most recent concerns have been fighting both cancer and diabetes. He not only fights for himself, but others with the diseases as well, he said. He promotes healthy lifestyles, even while onstage, and that he works with children who have health problems.

Doctors advised that Dale not go on his current tour, which ends after Friday’s show, but he refused to give up the music that easily.

“I’m still here, and we’re getting standing ovations every single night,” he said.

Laramie Dean and Reverb Bros. open the all-ages show, and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 232-6506 or visit —Ryan Querbach
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