Eric Weissberg

American musician (1939-2020)

Eric Weissberg (August 16, 1939 – March 22, 2020) was an American singer, banjo player, and multi-instrumentalist. He was known for his banjo solo in "Dueling Banjos". It was released as a single that reached number 2 in the United States and Canada in 1973. Weissberg was a member of the folk group The Tarriers. Weissberg was born in New York City.

Weussberg died on March 22, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan of Alzheimer's disease-related problems, aged 80.[1][2]


  1. Friskics-Warren, Bill (March 23, 2020). "Eric Weissberg, 'Dueling Banjos' Musician, Dies at 80". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  2. "Eric Weissberg, 'Dueling Banjos' Musician, Dead at 80". August 2015. Retrieved 2020-03-23.

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