#art/#history: he's amongst the least recognised most influential musicians ever to have strummed a guitar - but, o, what a gorgeous cacophony he made. he's humbly protested his talent, but his fingers birthed the sweetest combo: the power chord. just ask jimmy page, iggy pop, ray davies or jeff beck. they'll tell you how 'rumble' blew their amps & blasted the doors off their musical preconceptions. not bad for a shawnee lad who started out in country before slinking into rockabilly & writing the only instrumental to've been banned for fear that it'd incite gang violence. link wray burst into existence #otd in 1929. he left us in 2005, but his tremolo's still vibrating.