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Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock guitar who was best known for his 1962 hit “Misirlou,” has passed away at the age of 81.

He died on Saturday night, Dale’s bassist, Sam Bolle, confirmed to the Guardian.

You’d be familiar the song nowadays through the movie Fiction.

But it’s obvious his effect on popular guitar playing was felt far and wide and we’re fairly certain a lot of guitar players fell in love his sound and will pay some proper to a fallen hero.

Here’s what of the had to say:

Here are some other tributes we’ve seen pouring in, too…

SOURCEThe Guardian
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