Merrell Fankhauser ~02/14/19~Hosts Janet Kira Lessin & Theresa J Morris

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Theresa J. Morris & Janet Kira Lessin interview Merrell Fankhauser who has led one of the most diverse and interesting careers in music. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to California when he was 13 years old. Merrell went on to become one of the innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock. His travels from Hollywood to his 15-year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the United States and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 400 songs published and released. He is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and unique guitar player whose sound has delighted listeners for over 50 years. This extraordinary book tells a unique story of one of the founding fathers of surf rock, who went on to play in a succession of progressive and psychedelic bands and to meet some of the greatest names in the business, including Captain Beefheart, Randy California, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean.... and there is even a run in with the notorious Manson family. In the early 60s, Merrell led the instrumental surf group The Impacts who had a hit with their album titled "WIPE OUT", which was reissued in 1994 on Del Fi Records in the United States and in 1995 on Repertoire Records in Germany. They returned in 1996 and 1997 with two stunning CDs titled "SURFIN 101" and "ETERNAL SURF". Their Surf Music crossed over into the new Millenium with the release of "SEX WAX & SURF"! Upon moving to the high desert area of California in 1964, Merrell formed Merrell and the Exiles whose album titled"FAPARDOKLY" is one of the most sought after 60s psychedelic recordings. https://wp.me/p2OzDR-7SL

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