Jack White pays his respects to surf-rock legend Dick Dale

Guitarist and surf-rocker Dick Dale passed away last weekend. Dale was 81.

Jack White took a moment to honour Dale on and posted this on Third Man Records’ instagram.

It is saddening to hear of the passing of the incredible guitar player Dick Dale. I spent many moments learning his massive reverbed guitar licks in my bedroom, and still enjoy playing his song “Nitro” whenever I can. Sadly, I never got to meet him. A unique innovator of the guitar with pick melting style and swagger for miles. I can remember traveling up to Pontiac from Detroit by myself to watch him play when I was sixteen. That upside down gold sparkle Fender of his needs to be hung up some place special. Dick Dale, King Of The Surf Guitar.”

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