Duffey, John


  • From Washington, D.C.
  • 1957, co-founded The Country Gentlemen.
  • 1969, quit the Country Gentlemen so that he could stay home more and pursue his passion for bowling.
  • 1971, formed The Seldom Scene (the name indicating his desire for the band to stay home and not be “seen” on the road more than necessary.)
  • Besides his aggressive mandolin playing and his unique falsetto tenor voice, he was known for his outrageous stage presence, his wry sense of humor, his bad taste in clothing and his eternal flat top hairdo.
  • 1996, inducted into the IBMA’s Hall of Honor as a member of the “Classic” Country Gentlemen.
  • Died in 1996 at the age of 62.
  • 2000, Sugar Hill Records released album Always in Style: A Classic Collection.