Duane Eddy. inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2008. Eddy devised a technique of playing lead on his guitar’s bass strings to produce a low, reverberant “twangy” sound.

Davy Jones, Duane Eddy and Donovan.

“My dad had an old guitar and he showed me two or three chords, so I practiced them and sang to try to emulate my cowboy heroes Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Then, when I was about 10 or 11, I learned that you could play “up the neck”, so that kept me busy for another couple of years.”

“Hank Williams was my mentor, really. He said to get your own style and do it with authority. Some people didn’t get it, but I understood what he was getting at.”

Matchbox – Carl Perkins – Duane Eddy – The Mavericks – live 1994


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