Duane Eddy

Ghostriders in the Sky


Duane Eddy was born in Corning, New York, April 26, 1938, he began playing guitar at age five, emulating his cowboy hero, Gene Autry.His family moved west to Arizona in 1951. In early 1954, in Coolidge, Eddy met local disc jockey, Lee Hazlewood, (Summer Wine with Nancy Sinatra) who would become his longtime partner, co-writer and producer. On January 9, 1959, Eddy’s debut album, Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel, was released, reaching #5, and remaining on the album charts for an unprecedented 82 weeks. In 1960, the UK's "New Musical Express" voted him World's Number One Musical Personality, ousting Elvis Presley from his long held position. That same year. Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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