I bought a Link Wray combined cd/dvd for £2.49p about 2 years ago of a Link Wray gig with his two young sidemen in north London back in 1996/97 and it is a pretty enjoyable watch with Link stalking the stage giving it plenty of whammy bar shaking and howling feedback on his custom made electric guitar while playing his old 1950s and early 1960s hit singles to a rowdy young crowd with sweat dripping down the walls!!.
I read some cd sleeve notes about Link and it appears he was a typical 'rock & roll musician full of contradictions' that we have come to expect from our rock hero's. Apparently he could be sweet and charming to some and also a awkward customer to others no doubt fuelled in part in being 'turned over' by record companies and in non-payment of monies he believed he was owed. Apparently in his later years his second (or third?) wife became his manager which by all accounts wasn't always to Links benefit.Richard Gotteherer from Private Stock records knew he was a diamond in the rough... I wonder was he difficult to deal with? ... or only did 1or 2 record contracts?
I think it was like that Nai in his last couple of decades before his death in 2005 because 'the wife' looked a mean looking b***h from watching the dvd where she makes a couple of non-speaking scenes but keeps a close eye on the proceedings during the interview segments.Shit! ... imagine that? no groupies and the old lady keeps the swag.