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Surfing Rock

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1) The rockabilly sound influenced a wild, mostly instrumental sound called surf music, though surf culture saw itself as a competing youth culture to rock and roll. This style featured faster tempos, innovative percussion, and reverb- and echo-drenched electric guitar sounds.
Who is NOT a surfer group?

  1. Beach Boys

  2. Jan and Dean

  3. The Four Tops

2) The surf instrumental is generally dance music of medium to fast tempo, with electric guitars dominating the sound, and almost always in straight 4/4 common time. Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, 1937, in Quincy, Massachusetts) is "The King of the Surf Guitar": a pioneer of surf rock and one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s.
Dale's recording of "Miserlou" became the title song for what movie?

  1. Pulp Fiction

  2. King of Queens

  3. Surfin' Safari

3) Although written and first performed by Johnny Smith, The Ventures' version is believed to be one of the first surfing songs to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #2.
What is this 1960 hit instrumental song?

  1. Ventura Highway

  2. Walk, Don't Run

  3. The Real McCoy's

4) Written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson of The Surfaris, in 1963 they recorded a B-Side single that has become a classic instrumental surfer rock. The drum solo is unforgettable.
What is the song?

  1. Dead Man's Curve

  2. Walk, Don't Run

  3. Wipe Out

5) In 1962, this group released their first album.
Who is this group?

  1. The Ventures

  2. Dick Dale

  3. The Beach Boys

6) He sang lead on songs such as Help Me, Rhonda, Vegetables, Then I Kissed Her, and Transcendental Meditation, and shared the lead with other members of the band on tracks including "Break Away" and "I Know There's an Answer."  An original member, his is the only non-family original band member.
Who is the Beach Boy?

  1. Alan Charles "Al" Jardine

  2. Alan "Al" Eastep

  3. Mike Love

7) After an anxiety attack in 1964, Brian Wilson left the touring Beach Boys.
Who became his replacement on tour?

  1. Dean Martin, Jr.

  2. Glen Campbell

  3. Jan Berry

8) Jan & Dean was a rock and roll duo, popular from the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, 1941 - March 26, 2004) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born March 10, 1940). Although Jan & Dean pre-dated The Beach Boys, they became most famously associated with the vocal 'surf music" craze.
What was their first #1 hit?

  1. Baby Talk

  2. Dead Man's Curve

  3. Surf City

9) Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs had a #1 hit in 1963.
What is the title?

  1. Leave My Heart in San Francisco

  2. Leaving On A Jet Plane

  3. Sugar Shack

10) In the surf culture, what is a fall, particularly a spectacular fall?

  1. Wipe out

  2. Hang ten

  3. Wannabe


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