Bobby Darin and Duane Eddy
Fabian, Bobby & Duane, circa 1959
Fellow Rock and Roll Hall of famer Duane Eddy was a good friend of Bobby Darin. In 16 magazine in the early 1960s, Eddy, the guitar legend who had several instrumental hits including "Rebel Rouser" and "Peter Gunn", said of Bobby:
"Bobby Darin's most outstanding characteristic is his devotion to the truth. Bobby is one of the few completely honest persons I know. With him, there's no put on. He sees things as they are and won't indulge in the petty compromises that show business people sometimes do. Because Bobby calls things as they really are, he is sometimes misunderstood . But he sticks to his guns, and I admire and respect him for his strength and courage."
A bio of Duane Eddy
Duane Eddy at the Rock Hall of Fame