LINK WRAY

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's most glaring omission

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"FIRE AND BRIMSTONE" IN "MLB 14 -THE SHOW"

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Link’s song “Fire and Brimstone” from his first Polydor LP (recently covered by The Bootleggers and Ralph Stanley for the movie LAWLESS) has been selected as a cut on the soundtrack of the sports video game MLB 14 - THE SHOW.

The last version of this game sold over 300,000 copies, so this exposure will be good Link’s music. Rock Hall, are you listening?

2014 LINK FEST TICKETS ON SALE!

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Tickets for the 2014 Link Wray Music Festival are available NOW! You can order them online at the LINK WRAY MUSIC FESTIVAL website.

May 3, 2014. Regency Park in Dunn, NC. Eight bands (details a few items below this one) and music runs from 2pm to 10:30pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 day of show.

$16,037.03 - SOLD!

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Link’s iconic Gibson guitar was auctioned today by the folks at Cooper Owen. This guitar traveled the world with Link and was used on such recordings as BULLSHOT, RUMBLE MAN and LIVE AT THE PARADISO.

This guitar was last auctioned around 2006. It was sold at that time, including buyer’s premium, for $20,294. It’s interesting to note that it brought more money than a Keith Richards acoustic guitar that was offered at the same auction.

The Gibson hit the auction block at 12:40 pm EST. Pre-auction estimates for the guitar was 8,000 - 13,000 UK pounds.

Bidding lasted less than a mnute with the new owner walking away with Link’s Gibson for 8,000 pounds. With the buyer’s premium the total price paid was $16,037.03 at today’s exchange rates - four grand less than what the guitar sold for previously. This is a very good investment by the new owner. When the Rock Hall finally gets around to doing the right thing, Link’s guitar is sure to appreciate.

LIVE IN DENMARK 1987 - VIDEO!

Man, you gotta love YouTube! Check out Link at City TV in Taastrup Copenhagen Denmark 1987. The video is near the top of the page.

This video is 20 minutes long (!!) and includes the unreleased song JESUS OF NAZARETH. This is the second time this song has surfaced. Link was thought only to have played it at his Washington DC Wax Museum gig in 1985. Here it is for a second time.

RARE CHANCE TO BUY LINK'S GUITAR

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Link Wray’s Gibson guitar will be hitting the auction block soon. Link used this guitar on his LIVE AT THE PARADISO and RUMBLE MAN albums, as well as at gigs all over the world. See Link putting this guitar to work over at our VIDEO page.

This guitar was last auctioned off several years ago, along with Screamin’ Red. The guitar hits the auction block at 6:30pm - UK time - on March 21st. If you win it, let us know!

CLICK HERE for all the details.

LINK WRAY MUSIC FEST UPDATE

Make plans to attend the Second Annual Link Wray Music Festival in his hometown of Dunn North Carolina. The event will be held on May 3rd. The following bands are scheduled to appear!

PHATLYNX
HELLHOUND TRAIL
FARENHEIT
METEOR IV
BAND OF TRIBES
MALAMONDOS
TUESDAYS GONE
NANTUCKET

More more information see DunnTourism.org.

RECORD STORE DAY 2014

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There are now TWO great Link Wray-lated items that will be on sale on April 19, 2014 - Record Store Day. We’ve already covered the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion mashup of “She’s On It / Jack The Ripper” (a cover of the Beastie Boys and Link).

The fine folks over at Sundazed Music will be releasing a faithful reproduction of the rare Epic 45 “Slinky b/w Rendevous” - including the even harder to find picture sleeve! Limited to 2000 copies.

There’s A TON of other great releases from the Sundazed folks - check out the video here.