07 May 2015 11:30 Filed in: Link Wray
From the recent Vanity Fair interview , Jim James of My Morning Jacket picked his favorite album covers. He had high praise for Link's first Polydor LP.
"Perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll record of all time, unknown to most folks. Link howls and moans, singin' "La De Da," and makes me feel right at home amongst the celebration and longing.
The cover features his face in profile, cut out so you can flip it over and find the record underneath. A treasure."
07 May 2015 11:19 Filed in: Link Wray
If you are in the Los Angeles area on May 17, mark your calendar for the 13 GUITAR RUMBLE at the Redwood Bar.
This gig features a stellar line-up of guitar maniacs -
- Surf guitar legend Davie Allan,
- Pete Curry of Los Straitjackets
- Deke Dickerson
- lots more!
This event also features an appearance by the elusive BLIND RAGE. Definitely a show not to miss.
Best of all, it is ALL AGES, so bring your young guitar slinger!
If you are planning on attending, please send us your pictures!
02 May 2015 11:20 Filed in: Link Wray
May 2, 2015?
- It's Link Wray's birthday. He was born born 86 years ago today - May 2, 1929. Some news sites still report Link was born in 1935. When Rumble hit, the record company PR guy shaved six years off his age so he would appear younger to the teen set. His hometown of Dunn NC celebrates tonight with the 3rd Annual Link Fest.
- There's a new Princess today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the birth of their new daughter today in England. She's going to ROCK!
- Tonight is the "Fight of the Century" - Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Not only is it on Link's birthday, Manny Paquiao revealed he will be cranking up RUMBLE to get ready for the fight. Looks like the stars are lining up for MannyPac!