Deke's Guitar Geek Show Brings Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Together for the First Time
You knew Deke had one last special guest in store, didn’t you?
The Geek Show had run over in time (as it usually does), and scantily-clad women were clamoring to get into the room for the Burlesque Contest. They told Deke he had to stop; he said he’d hurry up, but the show would not be over till he got Duane Eddy out for a couple songs – and a grand finale putting Duane and Nokie together on the same stage at the same time, for the first time ever.
I bolted for the front and parked myself on the floor, stage center, to capture the action for y’all. Duane and the band reprised “Movin’ & Groovin’” and “Rebel Rouser,” then brought Nokie back to jam along on “Hard Times.”
After a show-ending finalé, Nokie and Duane shook hands and exchanged a few words, then Duane came to the front of the stage to talk to fans and sign autographs.
• Duane with Nokie: Hard Times