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Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Dick and Andre RIP
Sad news that over the weekend two great octogenarian artists passed away.
Dick Dale - The King of the Surf Guitar - was 81.His incendiary style was before it's time and a huge influence on many who followed.
He latterly achieved some well deserved fame when his song Miserlou featured in Pulp Fiction.
Andre Williams would have been a contemporary of Dale in the early 60's when he recorded songs such as Jail Bait and Shake a Tail Feather.
He succumbed to drug addiction and homelessness but began to record with Bloodshot Records in Chicago where he was living in the late 1990's.
He died aged 82.
Rest easy guys.
Dick Dale & his Deltones - Miserlou
Dick Dale - Night Rider
Andre Williams & Sally Timms - Glue