Link Wray is an American rock guitarist and singer born May 2, 1929 in Dunn, North Carolina, and died November 5, 2005 in Copenhagen.
Link Wray is among the top 50 of the 100 greatest guitarists selected by Rolling Stone magazine.
It meets its first success in the late 1950s, standing at the time with its violent and amplified blues rock, made rough by a distortion outrage for the time, especially with the use of the Larsen effect he is the first to voluntarily domesticate>. He also introduced in rock the use of power chords, including through the instrumental Rumble (en) performed for the first time in Fredericksburg in January 1958 >>>.
He was the first Amerindian rock-star, succeeding with Rumble to sell more than one million copies in 1958. This title was for a time banned by many American radio stations that feared that it encourages juvenile delinquency >>>. A remarkable feat for an instrumental piece. Mistrust certainly due to his eccentric attitude, disturbing in the 1950s, as was rock 'n' roll >>>.