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The Best of Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

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The Best of Jet Harris and Tony Meehan

I used to play my mothers 45 of 'Diamonds' and on the the flip side was Footstomp. Jet Harris and Tony Meehan were the rhythm section of The Shadows 'the most important group before The Beatles in England. Jet Harris was the first electric bass guitar player in Britain, his playing style was aggressive and creative. Tony Meehan had a light, fluid style with a sharp edge. There output together was blighted by misfortune Jet Harris's car accident ended their career and then the Beatles and the rest of the Mersey beat groups changed everything. But this album has a few gems gleaming in the shadows of a near forgotten era. Wipe the dust off your imaginary Dancette (download album from itunes) There is a beatnik in us all desperate to have a party. Listen and enjoy.

Biography

Born: 06 July 1939 in London, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

One of the more intriguing footnotes to pre-Beatles rock in Britain, Jet Harris first made his mark as the bassist for the Shadows. As they were megastar Cliff Richard's backing group and the most popular instrumental rock band in Britain, it was a shock when Harris left the group to become a solo act. But with frequent assistance from Shadows drummer Tony Meehan, Harris scored a half-dozen hits in a year and a half. (Meehan himself rates as an interesting footnote to rock history, having turned...
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