Dick Dale and Lana Dale: Mutual Admiration and Love Make Beautiful Music

Legendary Innovator of Surf Guitar Music Keeps Going

This image of Dick Dale with his wife, Lana looking on, won a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award - Photo © Donna Balancia This image of Dick Dale with his wife, Lana looking on, won a National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award - Photo © Donna Balancia
Dick Dale and his angel, Lana. - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia

Dick Dale and his angel, Lana. – Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia

By DONNA BALANCIA – While you would never know it from his onstage presence, the 78-year-old Dick Dale is having a tough time with his health.  But when he takes to the stage, it’s all about the music, he tells CaliforniaRocker.com.

The legendary innovator of the surf guitar genre attributes his ability to overcome his health issues to the care and love of his wife, Lana Dale.

Dick Dale and Lana Dale are wonderful people, they have brought a lot of joy and happiness to fans and non-fans alike, as Dale’s music has been played in surf films as well as movies including Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

Read about Dick Dale in California Rocker.