Reportedly , he's doing much better , he is touring......When I interviewed him , almost 20 years ago , he spoke candidly of having had Rectal Cancer in The 60's. He said his chances were slim , as they knew so little about it then , but , they asked if he'd consent to experimental laser surgery, and he said "Bring it on". He claims Hendrix's comment , "You'll Never Hear Surf Music Again" was'nt a put - down ( I did'nt take it as one , and I'm light years past caring about post - Chitlin Circuit Jimi Hendrix.) , but , rather , his reaction to hearing of Dale's Cancer , and thinking he was going to die.
Arthur Lee , on being told he was going to be playing the same weekend at the same venue as Dick Dale , IN 1993 : "Dick Dale? ! I used to go see him in The 60's. That man's got to be EIGHTY YEARS OLD !"
Pls pass this msg on to Dick if anyone here can.....GET WELL SOON....SURF'S ALWAYS UP with DD:):)