Toppa Top 10: Top Gunslinger-Inspired Deejays

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April 12, 2011

2. Lone Ranger

One of the most influential and successful deejays of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Anthony “Lone Ranger” Waldron took his name not from the movies but the masked Texas ranger of radio, TV and comic books fame. Raised partly in England (where he had a major hit with the Dark Shadows tribute “Barnabas Collins”) Ranger tapped into the West as source material for 1982’s Hi-Yo, Silver, Away!, an album that also featured cautionary tales about the gunslinger-inspired badman lifestyle like “Johnny Make You Bad So”: