Guitar Legend Passes Away at 86

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.02 - 2024 2:03 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Duane Eddy, a significant figure in rock and roll history, passed away at the age of 86.

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Duane Eddy, the pioneering guitarist who shaped the sound of the electric guitar in the 1950s, has passed away at the age of 86.

Eddy died from cancer at a hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, according to his wife, Deed Abbate Eddy, who confirmed his death to The New York Times.

Eddy's influence on rock and roll was profound, marked by a career that soared in the late 1950s and 1960s, during which he sold millions of records worldwide.

Throughout his career, Eddy collaborated with various artists and continued to perform well into his later years. His most notable hits include iconic tracks like "Rebel Rouser" and "Forty Miles of Bad Road."

A representative for Eddy described him to Billboard magazine as "the first rock and roll guitar god and a truly humble and amazing human being." His passing is deeply felt across the music industry.

Duane Eddy is survived by his wife, Deed, whom he married in 1979, and four children. His legacy continues to influence musicians and fans alike.

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