Rock and roll guitarist Duane Eddy is famous for originating the "twangy" playing style in the late 1950s. His best known songs include "Rebel Rouser" (1958), "Forty Miles Of Bad Road" (1959), "Because They're Young" (1960), and "Peter Gunn" (1960, 1986 remake with the Art of Noise). Later hits with links to song clips are given below. Eddy's backing band, the Rebels, included many top session musicians. Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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- Because They're Young 1960
(This instrumental song is the title theme from the 1960 movie starring Dick Clark.)
- Boss Guitar 1963
- Peter Gunn 1960
(This instrumental hit is based on the title theme by Henry Mancini from the TV show. "Peter Gunn" was previously a hit for Ray Anthony (1959) and later also became a hit for Deodato (1976) and the Art of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy (1986).)
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