A surfing sound traces its roots to the Middle East

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:00am

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Fans all around the globe are remembering Dick Dale, "the king of surf guitar.” To understand the connection between that surf sound and Middle Eastern music, it helps to remember Dick Dale's younger years. Steven Cuevas, a reporter in southern California, met and interviewed Dick Dale several times.