Family and Friends of Dick Dale Set Up GoFundMe Page to Assist With Medical Expenses

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Surf guitar legend Dick Dale passed away on March 16, 2019 at the age of 81, and since then family and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to cover the medical expenses that accumulated in the latter years of his life.

In a 2015 interview with the Pittsburgh City Paper, Dale detailed his extensive health issues, saying “I can’t stop touring because I will die... Physically and literally, I will die.” He went on to say that the medical supplies he needed to remain alive costed over $3,000 a month, and kept him on the road consistently despite near-debilitating health problems. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.