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I remember when "Rumble" hit AM radio. It was a defining moment in my young life. I felt its visceral power and for the first time I understood that sex and menace can be packed into a few chords and a few minutes of guitar play. Well, I figured a lot of that out later, after the testosterone kicked in, but even at 10 I felt the power. In lter years, when I learned about Link's life, I understood a bit of where all that came from.


Was lucky enough to see him when he was alive. Small, dark, sweaty club. You could cut the sense of sex and danger with a switchblade. So great! And thanks for "I'm So Glad, I'm So Proud." That right there is so many kinds of wonderful.

Sarah McKibben

Dick Clark says "a thing called 'Rumble'" "I think called 'Rumble.' WONDERFUL STUFF...thanks for posting. Awesome primal rocker.


Great article! Was lucky enough to see Link several times before the end - when I read his obit, was VERY happy that the opportunities to experience Link Wray were not missed. Love the clips - including big, bad, prince of darkness Jimmy Page rocking out to Rumble

Phil Longh

I count myself among the fortunate to have seen him a few years before his passing. He had a swagger and a volume that put guitarists half his age to shame. The Man just rocked!!!!

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