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Jet Harris R.I.P

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Jet Harris R.I.P

Another "great" from the 60`s music scene, passed away at 2 am today.... he used to live on the Isle of Wight, so the local radio station has been playing his records as a tribute...
(Drummer with the Shads until they split and he went off with guitarist Tony Meehan)
what annoys me, about the radio and tv "tributes"... when someone like this dies.... for months and years, they never ever play their music, then they die, and they play everything they can lay their hands on, and the next day,...weeks.... months... years.....never hear them again....
Thinks.... when did you last hear........ Elvis ,  Little Richard..... Dusty Springfield..... Michael Jackson.? ? ? etc etc.............
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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

Sad to hear it, but I must correct you shutter with respect; Jet Harris was the Shadows bass player, Tony Meehan was their drummer.
Jet Harris tried (not too successfully) to forge a solo career as a solo bass guitarist (actually a baritone guitar) and had a minor hit with "Diamonds"
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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

Quote from: shutter
when did you last hear........ Elvis

Most days on Gold it is on BSKYB Radio 0121.  Angry
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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

True he was bass player  Cool
When I first met SWMBO back in 1962 she had a photo of herself with John Rostill who also played bass with the Shadows. He died back in 1973 when he was electrocuted by his guitar due to faulty or improperly grounded electrical equipment.
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Yay.... sorry, got em mixed in my brain..... (shows how age can make memories fuzzy ! ! !)
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On the B side of I think either of the Shadows hits Man of Mystery or FBI; 36-24-36 which was a bass solo lead riff featuring Jet Harris.
Edit: which is a good example of why bass guitars are not good lead instruments!!
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Over the years the Shadows line-up have had their more than fair share of controversy and scandal. The only one who seems to have missed all that was Hank Marvin. 
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

He lives in Perth where he runs a recording studio.
Hank Marvin
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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

Oh, I liked the Shadows.................. with Cliff or course!
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Re: Jet Harris R.I.P

more info on Jet
Harris resided in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight while receiving treatment for throat cancer.
Harris died after a two year battle with cancer on 18 March 2011, at the home of his partner Janet Hemingway, in Winchester.