Jim Fuller (musician)

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Jim Fuller (born 1947, Monrovia, California) is the lead guitarist and co-song writer of 1960s rock band The Surfaris.[1][2][3]

Fuller is known as the "Godfather" of surf music, a Californian folk rock music.

He is also a studio musician that has performed on many other artists' recordings of rock, folk, and blues songs throughout his career, doing vocals, lead and bass guitar.

Fuller, with his Fender guitar in photographs and its sound on The Surfaris albums, contributed to the popularity of Leo Fender's instruments.

His name is on "Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame".

As of 2004 he continues to perform with The Surfaris and other bands, with a fan base in United States, Europe, and Japan.

Best known hits[edit]

  • "Wipe Out"
  • "Point Panic"
  • "Surfer Joe"
  • "Waikiki Run...."


  1. ^ The Surfaris.com: The Surfaris website
  2. ^ The Surfaris.com: History
  3. ^ Feldman, Christopher G. (1 January 2000). The Billboard book of no. 2 singles. Watson-Guptill. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-8230-7695-6. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 

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