Jimmy Page Pays Tribute To Link Wray At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Jimmy Page made an unexpected and memorable appearance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony held at Barclays Center in New York last night. Page’s appearance was to induct the legendary guitarist, Link Wray, into the Hall of Fame and featured a video tribute to Wray’s groundbreaking career, after which Page appeared on screen through a pre-recorded message. During his message, the iconic Led Zeppelin rocker reflected on his first encounter with Wray’s classic instrumental track, “Rumble,” when he was just a teenager. Page expressed his amazement at the time, saying, “What is this? In those days, there were many guitar instrumentals, but as a 14-year-old kid who could barely play the guitar, it really had an effect on me. The vigor and the strength and the power in it. And you know something else, it was fearless. It was just phenomenal. The essence of cool.”