Thursday, October 17, 2013

Let's get Link into the Rock Hall of Fame

Honestly, it's probably a long-shot -- particularly with artists such as Nirvana, Deep Purple, Yes, KISS and Hall & Oates on the ballot -- but Dunn native Link Wray is a finalist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. This is Wray's first year on the ballot.

Many credit Wray as the father of the power chord. His guitar-heavy song, "Rumble," is considered one of the best guitar songs of all time. (For what it's worth, back 2007, Wray's contemporaries, The Ventures, were inducted.)

Of course, you can help sway the inductees by voting here.

[F]or the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can vote on for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class of 2014.

Let's get Link in the Rock HOF! I am admittedly biased, being a Dunn native myself. But, for whatever reason, that city has cranked out some creative folks, including the late Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

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