Personalities | Duane Eddy | Fifties | Rock
(Guitar, b. 1938)
With producer/co-writer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy scored 20 US hits between 1958 and 1961, showcasing his ‘twangy’ guitar on the Jamie label, part-owned by Hazlewood. Eddy’s US Top 10 hits were 1958’s ‘Rebel Rouser’, 1959’s ‘Forty Miles Of Bad Road’ and 1960’s ‘Because They’re Young’. After signing with RCA in 1962, his appeal largely left him, his biggest hit being 1962’s US Top 20 ‘(Dance With The) Guitar Man’. After a 20-year plus US chart absence, he returned in 1986 as featured instrumentalist on a revival of his 1960 ‘Peter Gunn’ hit by The Art Of Noise.
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