Sunday, February 14, 2010

Duane Eddy~ Moovin & Groovin London 20317

Moovin' & Groovin'

The one & only Duane Eddy here doing a fave of mine Moovin & Groovin on the London Label catalog #20317.

Duane's very first released album, in 1959, remained on the charts for 82 weeks. Some may not know that in the 60's Duane launched an acting career! He appeared in the films A Thunder of Drums, The Wild Westerners, Kona Coast and The Savage Seven. He also made two appearances on TV's Have Gun- Will Travel.

In 1986 he recorded with Art of Noise remaking Peter Gunn winning him a Grammy for that year. The release of Peter Gunn gave Duane the distinction of being the only instrumental artist to have had top hits in four different decades.

In 1994 Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Rebel Rouser, that same year was used in the film Forrest Gump.

Duane's guitar of choice was Gretsch's Chet Atkins 6120.

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