Link Wray, RIP


"Father of the the power chord." Who knows?

But Link Wray was certainly one of the first electric guitarists to make tone and rhythmic swing the be-all and end-all of his playing. His approach formed—and still forms—a basic building block of this thing we call rock n roll.

Besides, how cool is it to get an instrumental banned by radio stations? Happened with Wray's "Rumble."

Rumble on, Link.