Duane Eddy

Genres: Action & Adventure Drama Music & Radio Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly instrumental rock n roll rock and roll rock guitar oldies 60s 50s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Fan Page Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s 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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