26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple twangy guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock n rolls most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis famous Raunchy (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wrote a deluge of hits mixed with versions of standards, using the bass strings of his Gretsch guitar recorded through an echo chamber. The debut Movin N Groovin made the lower end of the US chart, and for the next six years Eddy repeated this formula with greater success. His backing group, the Rebel Rousers was a tight, experienced band with a prominent saxophone sound played by Jim Horn and Steve Douglas, completed by pianist Larry Knechtel. Among their greatest hits were Rebel-Rouser, Shazam, Peter Gunn, The Ballad Of...
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