Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Surfaris Wipe Out 1963
On June 22, 1963, the Surfaris' "Wipe Out" was released where it will enter the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks later and reach #2 by mid-August.
Ron Wilson's energetic drum solo for "Wipe Out" (a sped-up version of his Charter Oak High School marching band's drum cadence) was beaten out on malt-shop tables all over the country, helping the song become one of the best-remembered surf instrumental tunes of all time.
The Surfaris : Wipeout / Play