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Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Member Duane Eddy Visits Campus

On March 17, well-known Rock’n’Roll artist and guitar-soloing extraordinaire Duane Eddy visited Belmont University to share the stories and the successes behind his music career. Eddy, also known as “The Guitar Man,” shared with students what it was like to have a career in the 1950s.

While he was signed with Capital Records, Eddy had the chance to work with other musicians, including Paul McCartney of “The Beatles” and Jeff Lynne, before the major peaks in their careers. He discussed the reactions he would get from the audiences at his shows in England and how no one had ever heard music with a style similar to his.

Eddy concluded his talk by thanking students for coming to hear “their grandparents’ music” and listening to him tell his story. He was interviewed by Music Business Professor Dr. Donald Cusic.