Talk:Dick Dale

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1. Movie role - "Rick", surf shop owner in the film "Local Boys" released in 2002. Verified by watching the film and IMDb website cast and crew list. I'm watching the film while I write this email and I recognized him immediately.


2. Verfied by IMDb. He does have more film roles than listed on your website. Your film listing for film credits is incomplete.


3. Dick was well known for owning two tiger cubs that he drove around in his Mercedes and took them with him everywhere. See newspaper articles, photos in the OC Register newspaper (Santa Ana, California based newspaper. OCRegister.com) and ask people who knew him. You will have to use the OC Register morgue or ask the old reporters who covered Dick to verify since this was prior to the Internet and the stories are not online. Anyone who knew Dick during that time saw him with his tiger cubs. I don't know what became of the tigers. I never asked him.


4. Dick was a private pilot and owned his own airplane that he kept at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. He kept his plane at (Eddie) Martin Aviation at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. He was a well known personality in the aviation community. His pilot's license can be verified with the FAA and pilots who knew him. Former employees of Martin Aviation can verify he kept his plane with them and brought his tiger cubs to the airport.


5. 1996 he headlined the Doheny Blues Festival with The Monkeys at Doheny Beach in Dana Point, California. His young son played the drums. You can verify with Omega Events, the organizers of the Doheny Blues Festival every year. I was there. I saw him play. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anja Dee (talkcontribs) 00:48, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

I would encourage you to add the information yourself as you have the sources at your disposal. It's not a hard task and would give you some experience in this area that you may find rewarding. There are folks here who can help out if you have questions and Wikipedia has good help resources also.THX1136 (talk) 15:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Which amp?[edit]

In the last paragraph of the article it mentions Dale used both the Dual Showman and the Showman amp. These are two different amps circuit-wise and their cabinets would be different also. While these differences are important to primarily guitar players and others into Fender amp minutia, it would be nice for clarity to know if he used both. It would be also nice to know which he currently uses. Thanks!THX1136 (talk) 15:14, 18 September 2014 (UTC)