RIP: Jet Harris

Just heard on the news, that Jet Harris, former members of The Shadows passed away today due to throat cancer.

I play bass, and he was one my idols, being the role model, which made many of my bass heroes start to even play bass.

He played on many of the Bands hits including Apache , Wonderful Land and He also formed a duo with ex-Shadows drummer Tony Meehan, producing the number one hit Diamonds in 1963 and scoring top five songs with Scarlett O'Hara and Applejack.

Harris was awarded an MBE for services to Music in 2010 'Incredibly loyal'

In 1998 he was awarded a Fender Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in popularising the bass guitar in Britain.


3 comments:

Lemmiwinks said...

RIP

PenDRaGoN said...

so HE is the one behind that music! plz up some more like it.

Merkin said...

I'd never heard of him before!

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