Although Robert Gordon never achieved stardom equal to his talent, he did have the magic touch choosing collaborators.
Bill Kirchen’s smokin’ guitar work on the 70s classic, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is his best-known. But 50 years on, it’s far from his only stellar performance.
May 2 marks guitarist Link Wray’s birthday. We honor it with a look at his signature song — one that influenced a generation of rock stars.
Six decades later, Link Wray’s “Rumble” feels both like rock n’ roll and punk. Our interview with veteran musician Jon Paris sheds light on this guitarist who inspired Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Johnny Winter, and the Stray Cats.