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Guitarist Link Wray (May 2, 1929 - 2005) was one of the first Native American recording artists to produce a major hit…

Rumble was released in 1958 to immediate acclaim by young people (it is one of the only instrumentals to be banned from airplay, due to its supposed ability to incite rebellion and rioting) - later generations will know it from the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction

Link played a heavy, distorted lead guitar and his raw sound has influenced power guitarists from Pete Townsend to Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

Wray lived his last decades in Denmark and is buried in Copenhagen…

Above - Link Wray: Raw-Hide, 1959

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