Member of the band Link Wray and his Ray Men, which was known for the hit song "Rumble."
He served in the Korean War, during which he contracted tuberculosis, which eventually cost him a lung.
He was ranked #45 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He had a total of eight children across three marriages to Elizabeth Canady Wray, Ethel "Kitty" Tidwell Wray and Sharon Wray.
His song "Rumble" had a significant influence on Jimmy Page, as well as the blues and hard rock movements.