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Ace rock'n'roll guitarist Davie Allan has garnered plenty of accolades, recognition, and a well-deserved avid cult following for his fiercely intense'n'aggressive burning fuzztone guitar sound. Allan was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. He first learned to play guitar when he was a teenager and attended Grant High School in Van Nuys. Davie recorded his debut single "War Path" for record producer/songwriter Mike Curb in 1963. Allan supplied the music for a slew of both teen drive-in flicks and biker exploitation items throughout the 60s; said pictures include "The Wild Angels," "The Born Losers," "Mondo Hollywood," "Teenage Rebellion," "The Glory Stompers," and "Thunder Alley." In 1965 Allan and his band the Arrows had a modest regional success with the instrumental "Apache '65." Davie scored his greatest smash hit with the fabulously ferocious instrumental "Blues' Theme" (this song is featured on the soundtrack to "The Wild Angels"); it stayed on the Billboard charts for seventeen weeks and peaked at #37. Allan appears as himself and performs several songs live on stage in the lowbrow hillbilly soft-core comedy romp "Jennie: Wife/Child." Davie's songs have been featured on the soundtracks to such films as "Night on Earth," "Not Like Us," "From Dusk 'til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money," and "Christmas With the Kranks," plus the TV shows "The Sopranos" and MTV's "Road Rules." In 1999 Allan and the Arrows won the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Instrumental Band. Although his career faltered in the 70s, Davie Allan experienced a huge resurgence of popularity in the mid 90s and still performs at live shows and records new albums with the Arrows to this very day.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

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