DICK DALE, at Surf Club, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Bad ass, legendary DICK DALE!
Left to right, drummer, son, Jimmy Dale; Dick Dale and bassist, Sam Bolle (from Agent Orange!)
Left to right, my husband Dennis; me; and our super cool buddy, Ron!
Me, hanging on the beach after the show
It’s great to have Dick back!
My husband and I always loved to go see him perform every summer at the Surf Club. (The Surf Club is terrific because the back is gutted and you can go right on the beach from the club!)
Unfortunately Dick stopped playing for awhile because of his struggles with cancer.
Last night Dick appeared to be in good health again. I was thrilled to score a spot right up front. My husband took a ton of photos and the video — check out the face he makes at the end, it’s hilarious!
Dick played a great set and did some covers by Johnny Cash and Bo Diddley and Dick’s own famous songs, “Misirlou” and “Pipeline” (interesting, I have a version of this on a 45 rpm by Agent Orange and Dick’s bassist is from Agent Orange).
I commented, “He plays that guitar like he’s sawing wood!” He had some amazing tricks up his sleeve and it’s a show not to be missed!
After the show Dick hung around to see memorabilia and talk to fans. He was even signing guitars for fans!
As he left the club with his wife, he gave the Hawaiian love sign hand signal to my husband and I as we said, “Goodnight” to him.
Dick Dale is the coolest!
For more information, his website is: http://www.dickdale.com/