Saturday, November 19, 2005

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R.I.P Link Wray (1929-2005)

As the inventor of "The Power Chord" he formed a crucial link between early Rhythm n' Blues inspired Rock and the styles and sounds of the sixties and later on. Inspiring countless RR guitarists he is one of the true, but somewhat overlooked, originators of Rock n' Roll.
Listen to his 1958 hit Rumble and imagery from a well known cult movie should appear!

Remarkably, Wray had been living a quiet existence in Denmark since the mid eighties where he married and had a son. He's now buried at Christians Kirken cemetery in Copenhagen.
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