Dunn, North Carolina: Inventor of the Power Chord

Historical marker honors latter-day hometown hero Link Wray. In the 1950s, his music was condemned as a corrupter of youth.
Address:
900 S. Clinton Ave., Dunn, NC
Directions:
South side of town. On the west side of US Hwy 301/S. Clinton Ave. at its intersection with E. Duke St. Across from a Citgo station.
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Inventor of the Power Chord

My family thought this was cool. Link Wray not only invented the power chord, he also played the Batman Theme.

[Kim, 08/22/2018]

Link Wray's 1958 instrumental hit, "Rumble," was banned by radio stations for fear it would incite juvenile delinquency.

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