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Waves of Influence

Non-White Legends

Black and white image of The Ronnettes in the 1960’s wearing matching suits and leaning into each other against a white background.
The Ronettes, GAC-General Artists Corporation-management on Wikimedia Commons.

Yesterday, I detailed Dick Dale’s unique influence on Surf Rock but I’d like to take a breakneck tour of some of the other sounds that helped Surf Rock make sense. This is not to give a comprehensive history that you can already find in books and magazines, but to give a nod to the forgotten and unsung heroes and explore the reach of…



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