With a major h/t to my friend, and prolific author, Robert Rodriguez (if you are a music fan and especially if you are a Beatles fan, you need to get to know his work, STAT), I learned that today is Link Wray’s birthday.
For more on him, and his seminal instrumental “Rumble” (a song that launched a thousand surf songs), check it out.
And enjoy the video, below.
One of my favorite moments in recent cinema history is in It Might Get Loud when Jimmy Page pulls out some vintage wax and then proceeds to wax rhapsodic about “Rumble” and the effect it had on him as an impressionable young rock-god in training. To see PAGE air-guitaring to one of his heroes is a slice of heaven.
I don’t need to add anything more, right?