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Duane Eddy

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Born: April 26, 1938    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

The name Duane Eddy is synonymous with legendary. The most successful and influential instrumentalist in rock 'n' roll history, Duane Eddy blended his signature styles of blues, jazz and gospel, to develop a unique rock and roll sound. He used strong, dramatic, single-note melodies, combined with the bending of the low strings to produce a sound unlike anything ever heard before -- Twang.

“Duane Eddy was the front guy, the first rock and roll guitar god,” said John Fogerty. “Here was a guy who was laying down the template for how to get across to the public.” Duane's sound and musical influence has been prevalent over the past four decades, as he consistently broke new ground, producing over 25 albums and recording numerous tracks with artists such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. He garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental -- “Peter Gunn”, and a Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental....
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U.S. singles

1958 "Movin' N' Groovin"
"Rebel Rouser"
"Ramrod"
"Cannonball"
1959 "The Lonely One"
"Yep!"
"Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
"The Quiet Three"
"Some Kind-A Earthquake"
"First Love, First Tears"
1960 "Bonnie Came Back"
"Shazam!"
"Because They're Young"
"Kommotion"
"Peter Gunn"
1961 "Pepe"
"Theme From Dixie"
"Ring Of Fire"
"Drivin' Home"
"My Blue Heaven"
1962 "Deep In The Heart Of Texas"
"The Ballad Of Paladin"
"Dance With The Guitar Man"
1963 "Boss Guitar"
"Lonely Boy, Lonely Guitar"
"Your Baby's Gone Surfin"
1964 "The Son Of Rebel Rouser"
1977 "You Are My Sunshine"
1986 "Peter Gunn" (with The Art of Noise) Albums


Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will Travel (1958 )
Especially for You (1959)
The "Twangs" the "Thang" (1959)
$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang (1960)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1961)
$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang, Volume 2 (1962)
Twistin' With Duane Eddy (1962)
Twistin' 'N' Twangin (1962)
Twangy Guitar - Silky Strings (1962)
Surfin' (1963)
Duane Eddy & The Rebels—In Person (1963)
Dance with the Guitar Man (1963)
"Twang" a Country Song -- RCA (1963)
"Twangin'" Up a Storm! (1963)
16 Greatest Hits (1964)
Lonely Guitar (1964)
Water Skiing (1965)
Twangin' The Golden Hits (1965)
Twangsville (1965)
The Best of Duane Eddy (1965)
Duane-A-Go-Go (1965)
Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan (1965)
The Biggest Twang Of All (1966)
The Roaring Twangies (1967)
The Vintage Years (1975)
Pure Gold (1978)
Duane Eddy -- Capitol (1987 )

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