Wednesday, February 18, 2009


He was one of rock and roll's trailblazers, and most influential axe-wielders.

If you listen to music or watch movies at all, you've heard his "Jack the Ripper" or "Rumble" multiple times.

Few people know his name.

Link Wray.

Here's a couple of good places to start:, which is a great piece written by the late Cub Koda of Brownsville Station fame, and Steve Leggett.

A killer compilation cd is "Rumble: the Best of Link Wray" on Rhino.

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