With Duane Eddy, rock’n’roll loses its guitarist

The American musician died in Franklin, Tennessee, at the age of 86.

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Thierry Coljon

Journalist at the Culture department

By Thierry Coljon

Published on 2/05/2024 at 09:04
Reading time: 3 min

Sf rock’n’roll of the 50s has now lost practically all its great singers, there remained an emblematic guitarist who was no longer talked about too much, except through reissues of his instrumental repertoire. His last album, Duane Eddy, surrounded by his group The Rebels, recurring guest on the Dick Clark Show, recorded it in 1987, on the Capitol label. For the occasion, as a tribute, his main fans joined him in the studio, starting with Paul McCartney, Ry Cooder, Jeff Lynne, Jim Keltner, George Harrison and Steve Cropper.

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