The author of the music for the film "Pulp Fiction" Dick Dale is dead
Dick Dale has been called "the king of surf rock" and one of the first Fender Stratocaster guitar testers. The most famous song in the world was his single Misirlou, which Quentin Tarantino used in the film Pulp Fiction.
In the United States, guitarist and rock musician Dick Dale died in his 82nd year of life. Reports on it TMZ with reference to the musician's friends.
According to bassist Sam Ball, who played with him, Dick Dale died on Saturday 16 March. In 2015, in an interview with Billboard magazine, Dale said he was suffering from health problems. Despite the illness, Dick Dale was forced to continue the tour to pay medical bills because the insurance did not cover the treatment. Doctors have twice diagnosed rectal cancer.
Dick Dale's real name is Richard Anthony Monsour. He was born in 1937 in a Lebanese-Polish family in Boston. Dick Dale was best known for his composition Misirlou, used by Quentin Tarantino in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. However, he began his musical career in 1959, and his first album was released in 1962. In total, he published 11 albums and 14 compilations in his career. He became famous for his style of play: as the California Rocker notes, Dale is considered one of the creators of surf rock. Billboard called him "the godfather of the surf guitar". In the 50's, he took part in the creation of the Fender Stratocaster guitar model, testing it in his concerts. In the 70's, Dale temporarily left the music, but returned to concerts in the early 80's.