The father of the power chord, and possibly Pete Townsend's biggest influence:
Obit at the Statesman
The first time I hear Mr. Wray was in Robert Rodriguez's Roadracers, which is a fine rock n' roll film. Once I clued into who he was, I picked up Rhino's comp Rumble! The Best of Link Wray (which might be the only Link Wray you'll ever need, although Norton Records has put out a number of Swan label collections). Listen to that, and you'll know what rock n' roll is. Not bad for a dude with one lung.
Rest in peace, Link.