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Dick Dale - 100% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Monsour, 4 May 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Note: Dale himself has been quoted in interviews as saying he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and that his family emigrated to Quincy, Massachusetts, when he was a child. Now, however Dale denies that story and claims to have been born in Boston.) Dale is usually credited as the inventor of the instrumental surf music st Read more

The Surfaris - 87% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Glendora, California, in 1962, the Surfaris - Jim Fuller (lead guitar), Jim Pash (1949, USA, d. 29 April 2005, Yucca Valley, USA; guitar), Bob Berryhill (guitar), Pat Connolly (bass) and Ron Wilson (d. 1989; drums) - achieved international success the following year with ‘Wipe Out’. This frantic yet simplistic instrumental, originally envisaged as a throw Read more

The Shadows - 83% match to The Ventures

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Challengers - 74% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Chantays - 63% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US-based group was comprised of the Californian Santa Ana High School students Bob Spickard (lead guitar), Brian Carman (guitar, saxophone), Bob Marshall (piano), Warren Waters (bass) and Bob Welsh (drums). They formed the Chantays in 1962, and secured immortality with ‘Pipeline’ the following year. Initially released as the b-side to a vocal track, this atmosphe Read more

Duane Eddy - 62% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

Los Straitjackets - 52% match to The Ventures

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
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The Tornadoes - 50% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Belairs - 49% match to The Ventures

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Marketts - 47% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This Hollywood, California-based instrumental group rose to prominence during the surfing craze of the early 60s. Ben Benay (guitar), Mike Henderson (saxophone), Ray Pohlman (bass), Gene Pello (drums) and Richard Hobriaco, then Tom Hensey (keyboards), enjoyed two minor US hits with ‘Surfer’s Stomp’ and Balboa Blue’ (both 1962), before scoring a million-selle Read more

The Trashmen - 46% match to The Ventures

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This surf rock quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA comprised three guitarists: Dal Winslow (1942), Tony Andreason (b. 1943), Bob Reed (b. 1942) and drummer Steve Wahrer (b. 1942). Formed in 1962 the group quickly became a very popular live act in the upper Midwest. Their first and biggest hit was the novelty garage rock epic ‘Surfin’ Bird’ (produced by Ch Read more

The Champs - 45% match to The Ventures

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Best known for the classic 1958 rock ‘n’ roll near-instrumental ‘Tequila’, a US number 1 song, the Champs were formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in December 1957. The five musicians initially comprising the group were Dave Burgess (rhythm guitar), Danny Flores (Daniel Flores, 11 July 1929, Santa Paula, California, USA, d. 19 September 2006, Huntingt Read more

Link Wray - 39% match to The Ventures

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Lincoln Wray, 2 May 1929, Dunn, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 November 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark. Guitarist Wray formed his first group in 1942, but his musical ambitions were thwarted by his induction into the US Army. He first recorded for Starday in 1955 as a member of the country outfit Lucky Wray And The Palomino Ranch Hands. He subsequently formed the Raymen wit Read more

The Astronauts - 36% match to The Ventures

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Man Or Astro-Man? - 33% match to The Ventures

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
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