Link Wray Guitarist

Birthday May 2, 1929
Birthplace Dunn, NC
Death Date Nov 5, 2005 (age 76)
Birth Sign Taurus

About

Member of the band Link Wray and his Ray Men, which was known for the hit song "Rumble."

Before Fame

He served in the Korean War, during which he contracted tuberculosis, which eventually cost him a lung.

Trivia

He was ranked #45 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Family Life

He had a total of eight children across three marriages to Elizabeth Canady Wray, Ethel "Kitty" Tidwell Wray and Sharon Wray.

Associated With

His song "Rumble" had a significant influence on Jimmy Page, as well as the blues and hard rock movements.



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