Gil Orr

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Gil Orr played a part in the era of popular music known as the Surf Sound. With the steady growth of instrumental hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Orr performed and recorded his guitar-playing style with boardwalk bands on the California coast. The Surf Sound hit its zenith when a group called the Beach Boys added vocals. Gil has toured with Paul Johnson who also made a significant impact on instrumental music of the 1960s as a songwriter and guitarist. 

Interview Date:
June 6, 2004
Date of Birth:
July 17, 1938
Deceased Date:
September 19, 2017
Job Title:
Musician