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Link Wray (1929–2005)

Rock'n'roll musician Link Wray reigns supreme as one of the best, most important, influential, and innovative guitarists to emerge from the 1950's. Wray was the creator of the power-chord and was one of the first musicians to experiment with both distortion and the burning fuzz-tone guitar sound in his instrumental recordings; his harsh and raw, ... See full bio »


(age 76) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 2013 The Legend of El (Short) (performer: "Switchblade") / (writer: "Switchblade" - as Fred L. Wray)
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone (performer: "Genocide") / (writer: "Genocide" - as Fred Lincoln Wray)
  Rock 'n' Roll High School 101 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Surf Rock (2012) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 2012 Lawless (writer: "Fire and Brimstone" - as Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.)
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (performer: "Switchblade") / (writer: "Switchblade" - as Fred L. Wray)
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble" - as Fred L. Wray, Sr.)
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "The Swag") / (writer: "The Swag")
 2001 Blow (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble" - as Vernon Wray)
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bond, Jimmy Bond (2001) ... (performer: "Switchblade")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Convention (2000) ... (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Pilot (1999) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 1996 Independence Day (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble")
 1995 Twelve Monkeys (performer: "Comanche" (1959)) / (writer: "Comanche" (1959))
 1995 Desperado (performer: "Jack The Ripper") / (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
 1994 Love and a .45 (writer: "Comanche" - as Fred Lincoln Wray Sr.)
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "Rumble", "Jack the Ripper", "Ace of Spades") / (writer: "Rumble", "Jack the Ripper", "Ace of Spades")
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie) (performer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Rumble") / (writer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray, Sr.)
  Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1994) (performer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Roadracers (1994) ... (performer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble") / (writer: "Genocide") / (writer: "The Shadow Knows", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray, Sr.)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (performer: "Ace Of Spades", "Rumble") / (writer: "Ace Of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray Sr.)
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Rawhide")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (performer: "Good Rockin' Tonite")
 1986 The Cherry Bombz: Live from London (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Gimme Good Loving") / (writer: "Gimme Good Loving")
 1984 Streets of Fire (writer: "RUMBLE")
 1983 Breathless (performer: "Jack The Ripper") / (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
 1972 Pink Flamingos (as Fred L. Wray, Sr., "The Swag") / (performer: "The Swag")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Jack the Ripper", "Rumble") / (writer: "Jack the Ripper", "Rumble")
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Album: "Stuck in Gear" (1976/Virgin Records) See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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One of the original rockabilly artists, singer/guitarist Link Wray is credited with having invented the "power chord," which has become the basis for modern rock, heavy metal, alternative and thrash music. See more »


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