I love the story on how Dale was always asking for more power, louder amps & speakers, to the bewilderment of the Amplifier companies. Until one sent a rep out to ask him why. So Dick to him out a gig. On the beach. With an infinite space, and surf.
Damn, I was just reading about Dick’s health issues. Guy had rectal cancer back in 1965. Pretty much fought it for the rest of his life. He said he had to keep playing to the end; it cost him $3000 a month for routine medical treatment and supplies over and above what he paid for insurance.