Eddy, Duane

▪ American musician
born April 26, 1938, Corning, N.Y., U.S.

      American guitarist responsible for one of rock music's elemental sounds, twang—resonant melodic riffs created on the bass strings of an electric guitar. One of early rock's most influential and popular instrumentalists, Eddy had 15 Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1963.

      Having taken up the guitar at age 5, Eddy quit high school to pursue a career in music and came to the attention of , a Phoenix, Arizona, disc jockey turned producer who helped pioneer the use of echo in rock recording. Under Hazlewood's tutelage, Eddy developed the simple but evocative twang sound from his own Chet Atkins (Atkins, Chet)-influenced guitar style. Together they recorded a long string of hit instrumentals, beginning with “Rebel-Rouser” (1958), which, like a number of those hits, featured the raunchy, honking tenor saxophone of Steve Douglas. Among Eddy's other hits were “Ramrod,” “The Lonely One,” “Peter Gunn,” and the theme for the film Because They're Young (1960), on which his twang was softened with strings. Although his popularity waned in the 1960s, Eddy's playing influenced a bevy of guitarists, including Hank Marvin of the Shadows (Shadows, the), George Harrison (Beatles, the), and Bruce Springsteen (Springsteen, Bruce). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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