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Friday, March 18, 2011

Jet Harris, The Shadows bassist, dies aged 71

Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O
Jet Harris, the original bass player with The Shadows, has died of cancer aged 71. Sir Cliff Richard paid tribute to his former bandmate, saying, "Jet was exactly what The Shadows and I needed - a backbone holding our sound together." He may be associated as a Shadow for many, but he was also good at the skiffle music. This video neatly demonstrates his skills on makeshift instruments. For those who remember, Wally Whyton was also with the Vipers Skiffle Group. Nice record player. I had one very much like it. Things were much simpler then.......


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