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Published on May 15, 2007
The classic song "Rumble", from the live document "The Rumble Man" - the first film to feature one of the most influential guitar players of all time, the mighty Link Wray. Some of music's most famous names have been in thrall to the guitar playing of Link Wray. Bob Dylan proclaimed Link's song "Rumble" as "the best instrumental ever".
Others that claim to have been influenced by the great man include The Who, Neil Young, The MC5 and The Stooges. Wray has been performing and recording since the 1940s and enjoyed a U.S. million selling single with "Rumble" in 1958.
Filmed during Link Wray's UK tour of 1996, The Rumble Man is a mix of live footage and documentary featuring an extensive interview with the man himself. The Godfather of dangerous guitar talks openly about his life, his music, the army and his collaborations and friendships with an array of stars including Hank Williams, Tex Ritter, Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley.