NEW RELEASE! Hot off the press is the new 7 inch red vinyl record of the original Wipe Out and Surfer Joe. Vintage photos.
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2014 CONCERT DATES
May 3: Ventura Beach Festival, Ventura, CA
May 24 (Date changed from May 23): Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL
June 29: Harris Center at Three Stages, Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA
July 4: Burbank Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA
July 5: Horizon, San Diego, CA
Check back soon for updates!
December 21: SAN DIEGO, CA-SURFING CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH THE SURFARIS. Event starts at 5:30 PM. Check out the Surfaris facebook for details.
Chicago Hollywood Show at the O'hare Hilton, Saturday, Sept. 7, 10am to 5pm--Meet & Greet--one day only appearance! Visit Hollywood Show Chicago
50th Anniversary of WIPE OUT Tour Dates have been booked from April through August. Check out the 50th Anniversary Tour Dates link for more details:
April 20: Hollywood Show-LAX: Legends of Rock: The Surfaris 7pm. TICKETS
April 27: Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro, CA 7:30 pm.
May 25: Las Vegas: Kool Summer of Fun, Cannery Casino/Hotel--The Club. 4 pm.
June 2: Solana Beach, CA - Fiesta Del Sol 3-4 pm.
June 21: Oceanside SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-8 pm
June 28: Sioux Falls, SD-AUTOMANIA Car Show (2) 6 & 7pm.
July 6: HONOLULU OHANA DAY PARADE. 9-11am. Starts at Ala Moana Park, to Ala Moana Blvd.,to Kalakaua Ave., ends at Queen Kapiolani Park
July 20: GLENDALE CRUISE NIGHT
July 27: AZ-TOYOTA CENTER, PRESCOTT
The Surfaris and The Kingsmen
Join us for the Hollywood Show in Vegas--Saturday, Oct. 10, 2012
Wipe Out Slack Key Show Maui & The Surfaris' Bob Berryhill.
Bob Berryhill's Surfaris Hit the Beach at Belly Up!
KUSI TV San Diego-Wipe Out's 50th Anniversary Video
North County Times: Guitarist into 'Wipe Out 50 years later
Join Bob and his band, The Surfaris for the the 50th Anniversary of Wipe Out Celebration held at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA--July 17--show opens at 8 pm with surf techno trans-classical group, Swarmius.
Bob Berryhill attends Premier at Qualcom Hall San Diego: "Surf" — Swarmius takes Orchestra Nova to the Beach--May 12.
". . . drum roll from the Surfaris' 1962 hit Wipeout riffed in the background." Dave Good, Reader Magazine
50th Anniversary of the Fender Jaguar Guitar and The Surfaris' "Wipe Out."
Orginal Surfaris member Bob Berryhill Stops by
Fender Artist Showroom
Rock Cellar Magazine
interviews Daniel Lanois:
"There was an instrumental hit when I was a kid called Wipe Out by a band called The Surfaris." The first time I heard it, I loved it so much that I went out and bought the single . . ."
NAMM Show Legends Stage
Anaheim Convention Center
CNN covers Bob with the All Star Jam at the NAMM Legends Show
OC Register covers Bob with the All Star Jam at the NAMM Legends Show (article)
Bob interviews with Nate White (artist relations manager) at the Fender Showroom at NAMM. Pictured here with his new 50th Anniversary '62 Jaguar, Bob was also the proud owner of an original '62 Jaguar. Wipe Out celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as well. (photo)
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Check out Bob's interview at Fender,
playing his 50th Anniversary Fender Jaguar--in
co-celebration with Wipe Out's 50th Year!
Bob visits NAMM show director, Kevin Johnstone
and historian Dan Del Fiorentino at the
Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA.
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The Surfaris: l/r: Joel, Gene, Bob and Deven
at Hurley Recording Studios laying down the classics--live!
Rare footage -Shivaree tv show (10/9/1965)
Bob's Surfaris Wipe Out video tops 1 million plays!
Co-author and recording artist of Wipe Out and Surfer Joe
Bob began playing guitar as a young boy, growing up in Southern California.
He was inspired by a ukulele player he saw performing during a family
vacation to Hawaii. This trip also sparked his interest in surfing. While
surfing up and down the California coast, before co-writing and recording
Wipe Out at the age of 15, Bob played in other bands such as Norm Thurber
and The Oddesies. Early influences included Roy Orbison, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, The Ventures and Sandy Nelson.
The Surfaris began their forty plus year career by composing and recording
Wipe Out, one of the most popular songs recorded in a generation. Wipe Out,
Surfer Joe and others captured the sound of the early 1960's. Initially
catapulted by the California surf culture, The Surfaris transcended the
local scene into international stardom. The original band disbanded in 1966. Since then, Bob continues to play the music and tell the amazing story behind
the music of THE SURFARIS.
WHO WROTE WIPE OUT?
People ask this over and over again, so here goes: In winter of 1962, Bob
Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson went out to Pal
Recording Studios in Cucamonga, California and recorded Surfer Joe, a song
they wrote about a dream that Ron Wilson had. The band needed a B side, so
after some jamming, brainstorming and 3 takes, Wipe Out was born. Though
many have tried to claim writing/recording/producing credits for Wipe Out
over the years, only Berryhill, Connolly, Fuller and Wilson are the true
authors and recording artists of the world-wide hit, "Wipe Out" with the crazy laugh intro. The
Berryhill Family paid for the recording session which included one hundred 45
records, and The Surfaris' DBA which Bob still owns. Wipe Out and Surfer Joe were released as a single and also on the
Dot Records Wipe Out/Surfer Joe album in 1963.
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