1 lesdk 6 days ago On Sounds of the Sixties in the UK today , The Ramrods with their rendition of " Ghost Riders in the Sky " - The sound and groups name , seemed to owe so much to Duane . On its release in 1961 that was my first impression , still is . ... We waited so patiently for Duane to record the song . When it came it was worth the wait . Because instrumentally it could have been written for him !