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The Surfaris

The Surfaris
Formed: 1962 in Glendora, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Ken Forssi, Ron Wilson, Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, Jim Pash
Biography: A Glendora, CA, surf group remembered for "Wipe Out," the number two 1963 hit that ranks as one of the great rock instrumentals, featuring a classic up-and-down guitar riff and a classic solo drum roll break, both of which were emulated by millions (the number is no exaggeration) of beginning rock & ...Read full biography
Fun City USA/Wipe Out
Released: 1964
Label: Repertoire
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Wipe Out
Released: 1963
Label: Universal Special Products
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"Wipe Out" is probably the definitive surf rock instrumental. Comparable with such classics of the period such as Dick Dale's "Let's Go Trippin'," the Champs' " Tequila," and Bill Doggett's "Honkey Tonk," ...Read full review