May 2, 2010 marks what would have been Link Wray’s 81st birthday. Happy Birthday Link! He was born May 2, 1929 in Dunn, North Carolina. Link would go on to become one of rock and roll’s true genius guitar virtuosos. Link Wray would create guitar techniques that would have perhaps the most profound widespread influence of any to play before or since. Legions of fans and players are deeply grateful for his accomplishments.
Several of these fans recently turned out in Minneapolis, Minnesota to pay tribute to the great Link Wray. The concert was held at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in April. All the performers played in Link’s style and several of Link’s tunes were covered. Joe Holland organized the tribute and brought the musicians together to celebrate Link. In his words he organized the tribute simply because they love Link. Joe has stated that he hopes the event can become an annual celebration honoring the musical legacy of Link Wray. I too hope that this can become an annual tribute event.Thank you Joe for making this concert happen and also encouraging people to sign the Induct Link Wray petition.
Join me and jam to Link all day long (wherever you may be) at maximum volume to celebrate his birthday May 2nd!
May the music of Link Wray be played forever!
Sign the Induct Link Wray online petition!