Veteran rocker LINK WRAY, the man credited with inventing the guitar power chord, has died at the age of 76.

Wray is best known for his 1959 song RAWHIDE and influenced a whole generation of musicians including The Who's Pete Townshend, Neil Young, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

American Wray was born in Dunn, North Carolina, but lived in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Local newspaper Politiken has reported Wray's funeral has already taken place at the Christian Church in Copenhagen. It is unknown on what date he died.

Wray is survived by a wife and son.