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Duane Eddy
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    (April 26, 1938- )
    Born in Corning, New York
    Recorded the singles 'Rebel Rouser' (1958), 'Ramrod' (1958), 'Cannonball' (1958), 'Yep!' (1959), 'The Lonely One' (1959), 'Forty Miles of Bad Road' (1959), 'Some Kinda Earthquake' (1959), 'Because They're Young' (1960), 'Peter Gunn' (1960), 'Dance with the Guitar Man' (1962), 'Boss Guitar' (1963) and 'Peter Gunn' (with the Art of Noise, 1986)
    Recorded the albums 'Have Twangy Guitar - Will Travel,' 'The Twang's the Thang,' '$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang,' 'Twangy Guitar - Silky Strings,' 'Twangin' the Golden Hits,' 'Twanging Up a Small Storm' and 'Twangy Peaks'
    Appeared in the films 'Because They're Young' (1960), 'A Thunder of Drums' (1961), 'The Wild Westerners' (1962), 'The Savage Seven' (1968) and 'Kona Coast' (1968) and the TV series 'Have Gun - Will Travel' (1961-62)
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994)
    He rather overdid the twang thang in his album titles.
    His 'Some Kinda Earthquake' was the shortest ever Top 40 single, clocking in at one minute, 17 seconds.
    He said of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 'Now I got a place to leave all my old stuff.'
    He was the first rock musician with a signature guitar model, Guild Guitar's Duane Eddy DE-400 and DE-500 (1960).
    He dethroned Elvis as 'World's Number One Music Personality' in New Music Express (1960).
    He was the second recipient of Guitar Player magazine's 'Legend Award' (2004).
    John Fogerty called him 'the first real guitar god in rock and roll.'

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