Over the past 55-years or however long it’s been that I’ve been listening, playing or in some other way connecting with Surf Music as well as other genres of music, I somehow missed this.
“She was rightly recognized for her talent, but it was the fact that she was a girl and could show up the boys that earned her the big buzz.” -reverbcentral.com
“During the heyday of surf instrumental music in the sixties, there was a now-legendary Queen of the Surf Guitar. She was a 13 year old girl named Kathy Marshall. She didn’t have her own band, but she did sit in with several of the top bands of the day. Kathy was a frequent “member” of surf legends Eddie and the Showmen, the Blazers, and the Crossfires (who later became the Turtles). There were no releases with her guitar on them (only two unheard acetates exist that I know of), but her double picking talent made quite a stir in those days.“ From BOYS WILL BE BOYS (And Girls Won’t), at reverbcentral.com. Read more
Kathy Marshall Queen of The Surf Guitar