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GRAMMY Museum and Rock & Roll Forever Foundation Present: The Roots of Surf Sound


What is the “Surf Sound” and how did it develop? In this lesson you will: Discover the historical significance of surfing and the growth of Surf Culture; Learn about the contributions of such artists as The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, and the Surfaris to the “surf sound”; Listen to songs that represent the musical roots of the surf music in the early 1960s; Think about the historic connection of surf culture to Hawaii.


Age Group: Grades K – 8