Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale Play “Pipeline,” a Video That’s Got Everything

August 28th, 2014

The video below, a clip of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dick Dale performing “Pipeline,” one of the most famous surf-guitar instrumentals of all time, has got it all.

I mean, you’ve got the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, a righty … you’ve got the under-appreciated Dick Dale, a lefty … you’ve got Dick Dale’s bizarre hair … you’ve got Annette Funicello … you’ve got some lovely Fender Stratocasters …

You’ve got Gilligan and the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island … there’s Pee-wee Herman, not to mention several high-quality Eighties women in bikinis, a few Wayfarers, Frankie Avalon and more.

The clip is, of course, taken from a 1987 comedy called Back to the Beach. For more about this non-classic film, head here.


If you’re interested in this Stevie Ray Vaughan fellow, check out the all-new October 2014 issue of Guitar World, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. We count down Vaughan’s 30 greatest guitar performances, check in with his Number One Strat, celebrate 60 years of the Strat and more.

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