I don't think you guys fully grasp what Dick Dale meant to electric guitar. He was Leo's 1st rock and roll test pilot. he was the first Strat guitar hero. He is responsible for the creation of high powered amps, stack amps, outboard guitar effects, high powered speakers, playing at LOUD volume and quite honestly - just about every heavy player to come after him because he was the original seed, patient zero, the OG. He was also the first really pompous rockstar, a model that the brits especially would follow. You can count on one hand the the guys responsible for creating a genre of music. Dick Dale is one of those... and he's the middle finger. Rest in peace, you earned it.