Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The King Is Back! Long Live The King!

As many of you know, Dick suffered a re-0ccurance of cancer last year and underwent surgery and nasty chemo treatments. He vowed to be back on the stage again. Well, he's back burning amps and breaking strings. I had the opportunity to see Dick Dale a couple of weeks ago at a Guitar Center Sessions show. The man was on fire. He shared his recent health battles and how he would not have been able to do it if not for the clean-livin' lifestyle that he has practiced for most of his life. As this venue was primarily for musicians/fans he spent some time inspiring the audience in their musical endevors. It's been about 9 years since I had last seen Dick at the Fender Museum Grand Opening. I took my then 2 year old grandaughter Mackenzie and managed to be right at the front of the stage for his whole show. She loved it!

I took these pictures last weekend at the International Surf Museum. They have quite the display of "Dickobilia" for visitors to see while touring the museum.

Long Live The King!


Hunter said...

all hail!

Guillermo said...

Yeah, God save the ...King of the surf-guitar.

And listen to the king!