The world's best-known surf song, containing the world's best-known drum solo, was recorded in December 1962 by the Surfaris, a four-month-old band from Glendora, California, made up of three 15-year-old guitarists and a 17-year-old drummer. The maniacal laugh that opens the song was provided by the band's manager. The drum solo is said to have been copied directly from a roll used by a local high...
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"Wipe Out" single, 1963Subscribe to view
The Surfaris, "Wipeout" LP cover
The Surfaris LP cover
"Wipe Out" single, 1963