Not all tunes were from the 60's - the surf
craze started in the late 50's and Rumble*
and others are included in the Surf Era. Bruce Brown included these
songs in his surf documentary movies.
When the Surfaries released
Surfer Joe it was intended to be the hit and on the "B" side of the
45 rpm record was the second choice song Wipe Out which became the most famous and largest selling of all
Rumble by Link Wray - which first appeared
on the air in 1958 - caused such a stir that it was banned by many radio
stations as being too corruptive to youth with his new music, a thrashing,
loud driving sound. Pete Townsend of THE WHO said,
"He is the king; if it hadn't been for Link Wray
and 'Rumble,' I would have never picked up a guitar'