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‘’THE MASTER OF LOUD’’ BORN ON THIS DAY

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Dick Dale (Richard Anthony Monsour)
(May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019)      
       
        
        
Dick Dale was the pioneer of
surf music, drawing on
Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with
high volume
reverb. Dale was known as "The King of
the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of
his second
studio album
.

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Dick Dale’s guitar…”The Beast”.

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ROCK GUITARIST ERIC CLAPTON IS 77 TODAY

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English rock/blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Eric Patrick
Clapton is widely regarded as one of the most important and
influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling
Stone
‘s list of the "
100 Greatest Guitarists of All Tim”" and fourth
in
Gibson‘s "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named
number five in Time magazine’s list of "The 10 Best Electric
Guitar Players" in 2009.

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A MUSIC MEMORIE FROM THE RETRO BLOG

The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 - CD

The Ventures first wide-release single, "Walk, Don’t Run"
(1960),
brought international fame to the group, and is
often cited as one of the top songs ever recorded for guitar.

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GREAT MUSICAL DUO OF THE EARLY YEARS

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Les Paul (1915-2009) and Mary Ford (1924-1977)  were a popular
1950s husband-and-wife musical duo who performed and recorded during 1945–1963. The couple were introduced to each other by
Gene Autry
in 1945 and were married on December 31, 1949.

Paul and Ford are famous for creating a makeshift recording studio
in their garage. In that studio, they used
multitrack recording to
record many of their big hits.

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Ford and Paul were music superstars during the first half of the
1950s, putting out 28 hits for
Capitol Records between 1950 and
1957, including "
Tiger Rag
", "Vaya con Dios" (11 weeks at No. 1), "Mockin’ Bird Hill" (top 10), "How High the Moon" (nine weeks at
No. 1), "
Bye Bye Blues" and "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise".

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ELVIS GOT HIS 1st GUITAR ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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In competing versions of the story, what Elvis Presley really wanted
for his birthday was a rifle or a bicycle—both fairly typical choices
for a boy his age growing up on the outskirts of Tupelo,
Mississippi.

 

Instead, Elvis’s highly protective mother, Gladys,”She never let me
out of her sight”, Elvis would say—took him to the Tupelo Hardware
Store and bought a gift that would change  the course of history: a
$6.95 guitar. It was January 8, 1946, and Elvis Aaron Presley was 11
years old.

 

The historical significance of putting a guitar into the hands of a
young man who would later help define rock and roll is obvious
and for Elvis himself, however, getting that guitar was just one
more step in a thorough yet totally unplanned program of
childhood musical development that prepared him perfectly to
ignite a revolution 10 years later.

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
(Note: Elvis was 11 years old when this photo was taken)

 

Six-STrings, 60 Years Ago

Six-STrings, 60 Years Ago
Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black accompany Elvis (center)
in a little-seen photo from late 1954 or ’55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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