Dick Dale, king of surf and fender, rocked the world when he used middle eastern influence in his music–surf was changed forever. Watch this video and ask yourself: couldn’t we use more of this?
Muhammad Rafi was one of India’s most famous and beloved singers. The similarities in the two videos could be subtle to some, but glaring to many others. I think Muhammad took Dick Dale’s style–which came from the world of Muhammad Rafi–and amped it: