Dick Dale--'Ghost Riders in the Sky'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


Here’s a musician who left a lasting influence on our culture. Where would we be without these iconic surfer sounds? Would Quentin Tarantino movies only be half as enjoyable? Would beach parties still be this funky?

We’ll miss you Dale. Thanks for everything.

Managing Editor of Jalopnik.

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He was one of my big influences. My band often covers his songs during our longer sets but I will never be near as good as Dick Dale on his worst day. It’s a pity I never got to seem him in concert. I had the chance a few years ago and missed out. I’m learning that when I have a chance to do something, don’t hesitate or you may never get that chance again.