surf music

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Influential rock music genre, developed and recorded almost entirely in California, second only to Motown as the country's most popular music during the pre-Beatles '60s. Surf music is divided into two categories: the pulsating, reverb-heavy, "wet"- sounding instrumental form exemplified by guitarist Dick Dale, and the smooth-voiced, multitracked har- monized vocal style invented by the Beach Boys...

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