LINK WRAY

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's most glaring omission.

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GREETINGS FROM TRENTON, NJ Riding on a wet night into the homestretch, the penultimate night of the tour was a powerful show with a powerful opener. Springsteen emerged with his electric guitar and said, "This is for Link Wray""; news of the guitar great's death earlier this month has just come out in recent days. Bruce went into a blistering, foot-stomping version of "Rumble," Wray's 1958 classic and one of the great rock instrumentals of all time. Ending the song, Bruce left the guitar shrieking with feedback on its stand as he transitioned over to the bullet mic "Born in the U.S.A."
November 21, 2005 Trenton, New Jersey Sovereign Bank Arena  
11/21:
Rumble (By Link Wray; Instrumental)
  • Born In The USA
  • Devils And Dust
  • Atlantic City
  • Long Time Comin'
  • Fade Away
  • Meeting Across The River
  • It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
  • State Trooper
  • Nebraska
  • All The Way Home
  • One Step Up
  • Reno
  • Two For The Road
  • Santa Ana
  • Drive All Night
  • The Rising
  • Spare Parts
  • Jesus Was An Only Son
  • This Hard Land
  • Song For Orphans
  • Matamoros Banks
    (encore)
     
  • Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
  • Thundercrack
  • The Promised Land
  • Dream Baby Dream
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