Quoted from Azmodeus:
As I sit here and listen, I pick Hendrix. In life I am trying to be bold as love. Hendrix is the man.
The guitar seems connected to him.
& who did Hendrix idolize? ---- Dick Dale, that's right.
Other musicians worshipped him
Rock legends from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and from the Beach Boys to Queen, revered Dick Dale and regularly named him as a central influence. "RIP Dick Dale - Father of the Surf Guitar. We all owe you. Rock on," wrote Queen guitarist Brian May on Instagram, after hearing the news of his death.
"I'm sorry to hear about Dick Dale passing," wrote Beach Boys guitarist Brian Wilson. "Dick's guitar playing was a big influence on all of us, and we covered Misirlou on our Surfin' USA album in '63. Love & Mercy to Dick's family."