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“THE KING OF THE SURF GUITAR” HAS DIED

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  Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour) (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019)
   

Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, died Saturday
night of heart failure.
He was 81. Dick Dale had recently been in treatment for cancer, from which he had twice previously recovered.

The iconic guitarist inspired artists as varied as The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix,
Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eddie Van Halen.

    

      
     
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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin on this day in 1794.

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite) is 86 today.

Michael Caine is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in
more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a
British
film
icon.


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Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is also 86 day.


Quincy Jones is Influential record producer, arranger, and musician of
many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He is perhaps best
known for producing multiple albums by the great
Michael Jackson,
including 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad. In 2013, he was inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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SESSION MUSICIAN HAS DIED AT 90

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Hal Blaine (Harold Simon Belsky) (February 5, 1929 – March 11, 2019) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drummer Hal Blaine, who played on many of the
biggest hits in music history, has died.

Blaine’s son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine
died of natural causes Monday at his home in Palm Desert, California.

The session drummer was a virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and
’70s who played on songs featuring Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and
thousands of others. He laid down one of the most memorable opening
riffs of all time on the Ronettes’ "Be My Baby."

Few outside the music industry knew his name, but just about anyone
with a turntable, radio or TV heard his drumming.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and won a
Grammy Lifetime Achievement award last year.

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