Jet Harris Bass Player for the Shadows

hughesy
22nd March 2011, 00:44
A wee bit before my time, but I know a lot of you guys on here liked
the Shadows.
I guess he's gone to the "big band in the sky"
I remember seeng these guys when I was a young kid 8 or 9, great
instrumentals and seeing him play with Tony Meehan as a double act.

all the best
hughesy

johnny.x
22nd March 2011, 11:18
Hughesy, as far as i know he's still alive. Sure they were out here a couple o yrs ago, they all seem to go to a place called "Twin towns" on Qld & New south wales border. John t or Barrinoz would prob no more.

Steve
22nd March 2011, 11:41
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12790789

johnny.x
22nd March 2011, 11:55
Thanks Steve, there yer go Hughesy he's up yonder playing ghost riders in the sky, he will be missed was a good guitarist, gonna ave ter get on internet more never know owt ere.

Thats another Story
22nd March 2011, 13:31
he played with tony mehan in the good old music days.john

Malky Glaister
22nd March 2011, 13:32
Another guitar great passes away RIP
regards Malky

clearway1
22nd March 2011, 13:49
Hughesy, as far as i know he's still alive. Sure they were out here a couple o yrs ago, they all seem to go to a place called "Twin towns" on Qld & New south wales border. John t or Barrinoz would prob no more.

is that twin towns tweedheads/coolangatta?

johnny.x
22nd March 2011, 14:09
Clearway1, yup thats it, only live 30mins from it, yer know it do ya? they ave a lot o do's there. Dont know if ole max bygraves still ploddin on but he use ter be there olot. I only bin a couple o times once ter see grenadier guards n t other were royal scots dragoon guards, geez them bagpipes squeelll indoors!!!

johnny.x
22nd March 2011, 14:15
John p, yeah i think i heard im once wi tony mehan. I watch a lot o home grown programs out ere, yer ferget owe old they are till someone says they're pushing daisies!!

trotterdotpom
22nd March 2011, 14:23
Johnny, yes I think jet was at Twin Towns a couple of times, but I never saw him. I'm gonna tell you a story ... I have seen Max Bygraves there a couple of times.

Attention Everton fans, cover your eyes: Gerry and his Pacemaker was here at Kedron Wavell RSL last Friday.

I saw the Shadows at Hull one time, can't remember if Jet was with them or not, I've got an idea he pulled out of the group. I'm not mad about instrumentals and left early because I got a better offer.

John T.

PS RIP Jet.

johnny.x
22nd March 2011, 14:44
John t, yeah saw adverts fer jerry gawd he must be ploddin on, that ferry must be gettin slower now, max still sing bout is tooth brush do'es he!! . I hear he is quite a decent fella not up himself like most of em. Dont like hale n pace, they come here dont they? was'nt ken dodd ere a few years back wi is diddymen??

clearway1
22nd March 2011, 21:19
Clearway1, yup thats it, only live 30mins from it, yer know it do ya? they ave a lot o do's there. Dont know if ole max bygraves still ploddin on but he use ter be there olot. I only bin a couple o times once ter see grenadier guards n t other were royal scots dragoon guards, geez them bagpipes squeelll indoors!!!

stayed there about 35 years ago think it may of changed lol,was with a group of lads on local leave off the old oriana got train up from sydders,great time to be had circa 1976 regards neil

johnny.x
23rd March 2011, 02:02
Neil, probably only small place then, now its pretty big one half on qld side t other on nsw side, they have a catwalk above road to link em both together, no trains now. But there's petitions goin on ter get trains back not every bugger can afford interstate air fares esp at holiday time!! the old oriana thats when liners looked liked liners!! some of em today are ugly lookin buggers. allthe best johnny

OLD STRAWBERRY
23rd March 2011, 08:54
I always wondered why Jet harris was never invited to play again with The Shadows. I have an idea there was some bad blood between Jet and Cliff ( A woman was envolved whether it was Jet's wife or girlfriend I'm not sure). Tony Meehan died many years ago, I always thought that he was the best drummer they ever had. To be honest when Jet and Tony left the Shadows I lost interest in the Shadows and Cliff. The original band was brilliant. I remember buying an EP of Cliff and the Shadows in South Africa, I was at Simonstown at the time. Oh how I wish I still had it. It might be worth a bit now.

johnny.x
23rd March 2011, 12:28
Geeze Tony yer'd a made a killin esp now they bringing them old turntables back!!!

trotterdotpom
23rd March 2011, 12:41
Old Strawberry, I just found a website that says Harris fell out with Richard when the latter had an affair with Harris's wife. That must have been a bit surprise to everyone, I'd have thought.

John T.

clearway1
23rd March 2011, 16:10
Neil, probably only small place then, now its pretty big one half on qld side t other on nsw side, they have a catwalk above road to link em both together, no trains now. But there's petitions goin on ter get trains back not every bugger can afford interstate air fares esp at holiday time!! the old oriana thats when liners looked liked liners!! some of em today are ugly lookin buggers. allthe best johnny

hi johnny there was a roundabout or something that was on the border with an archway walkway or of that ilk it had tweadheads one side coolangatta other written across it? regards neil .stayed at the grande hotel some old building I think

OLD STRAWBERRY
23rd March 2011, 17:34
Geeze Tony yer'd a made a killin esp now they bringing them old turntables back!!!

Yep, the daft things We do when We are younger. I gave all my 45's away to my Brother and all my LPs away to local friend back in 70's. Yet at the moment out in my shed I have two boxes of LPs about 200 or so and nobodys interested unfortunately none of 'em are the original pressings, I'll probably end up dumping them into a charity shop. I have 50 odd of Frank Sinatra but there is no interest. Mind you I suppose it's whether or not you like Frank Sinatra(I do). Going back to The shadows they were great but only the original line up, something was lost when Jet and Tony left. That EP I had was when they were on tour in South Africa I think Mickey Most was on the same tour but He wasn't on the EP (Thankfully).

hughesy
24th March 2011, 01:35
Old Strawberry, I just found a website that says Harris fell out with Richard when the latter had an affair with Harris's wife. That must have been a bit surprise to everyone, I'd have thought.

John T.

I always had Cliff down for a shirtlifter??

all the best
hughesy

trotterdotpom
24th March 2011, 01:38
I always had Cliff down for a shirtlifter??

all the best
hughesy

Yes, Hughsey, but I was trying to be discrete.

John T

barrinoz
24th March 2011, 01:44
Cliff having sex with a woman? Away, man! That can't be right (although Wikipedia says it is). Wasn't he shacked up with Frank Ifield for a while? You know these Aussies, they're into everything.(Jester). Anyway, R.I.P. Jet.

Tom(Tucker)Kirby
31st March 2011, 15:34
[QUOTE=hughesy;501500]I always had Cliff down for a shirtlifter??

Spot on Hughesy, Jets wife was safe from the" Bachelor Boy".
But nobody has mentioned the passing of Johnny Preston who sang
Running Bear, and Rockabye Baby. Just two weeks ago.