Link Wray - Switchblade (1980) The Fast and the Furious (1955)
Fred Lincoln 'Link' Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005), was an American rock and roll guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who first came to popularity in the late 1950s. Building on the distorted electric guitar sound of early electric blues records, his 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" by Link Wray and his Ray Men popularized "the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists", making possible "punk and heavy rock". Video footage is taken from the 1955 Film Noir movie The Fast and the Furious, a film starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone. It was the first film produced by American International Pictures production company. Co-directed by the film's leading man, John Ireland. The story was written by Roger Corman and the screenplay by Jean Howell and Jerome Odlum.