#RockHall2018 Nominee Link Wray & New Documentary Film
DURING ROCK & ROLL’S FIRST DECADE, LINK WRAY PIONEERED THE USE OF REVERBERATING POWER CHORDS AND RAW DISTORTION –
best heard in his 1958 instrumental hit “Rumble,” – a song so startling it was largely banned for fear it would incite juvenile violence. Now, Wray and his famous song are part of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, a feature documentary film that tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.
Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
When Nominees see each other as influential - Wayne Kramer of the MC5 talks about about Link Wray's impact on his style after the first time he heard "Rumble." Both Wray and the MC5 are Nominees in the Class of 2018.