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GONZO WEEKLY #57: Jon meets Merrell Fankhauser

Merrell Fankhauser is considered one of the main innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock, and is widely known as the leader of the instrumental surf group The Impacts who had the international hit “Wipeout”.

His travels from Hollywood to his 15 year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the US and Europe.

Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 250 songs published and released.

However, the latest twist in the Fankhauser sage has surprised even him. Almost totally by accident he has recovered a huge chunk of his past which is not only of immense interest to him but is invaluable historically to all fans and students of the entire California music scene of the early 1960s.

As soon as I heard about it, I arranged to ring him up and have a chat. You can listen to our conversation here.


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