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Ryan's surf music!

Surf Music is a truly unique style of music. Born in the late 50's and early 60's on the beaches of Southern California, Surf Music has become a classic icon representing the culture of surfing world wide. Surf music can be divided into two categories: vocal and instrumental. The vocal groups, like The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean used harmonic vocals, and leaned more towards the mainstream pop-rock style of music. The instrumental groups however, consisted of one or two guitar players, a bass player, and a drummer. Some instrumental groups also used additional instruments such as keyboards, saxophones, and horns. Below are some of the most prominent surf groups of all time.


Map of southern California

"Origin of Surf Music," Southern California.


Dick Dale Dick Dale
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys
The Chanty's The Chanty's
The Ventures The Ventures


"Ryan's Surf Links"


"Dick Dale"

"More Dick Dale"

"Yet more Dick Dale"

"The Beach Boys"

"The Ventures"


Dick Dale | The Beach Boys | The Chantay's | The Ventures
"Works Cited" BOOKS: Guiness Encyclopaedia of Music, Guiness World Press. ALBUMS: Dick Dale Tribal Thunder, High Tone Records,1993 The Ventures Surfing, GNP Crescendo Records, 1995
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