Person    | Male  Born 6/7/1939  Died 18/3/2011

Jet Harris

Categories: Music / songs

Musician. Born Terence Harris in Kingsbury. He played with several groups before joining Cliff Richard's backing group The Drifters. At his suggestion they changed their name to The Shadows. He and the group's drummer Tony Meehan left to form a duo and had several hits. After going through bankruptcy and alcoholism, he managed successfully to revive his career. Died in Winchester. 

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Jet Harris

Commemorated ati

Jet Harris

Jet Harris MBE, 1939 - 2011, musician, was born at the former Willesden Mater...

Read More

Other Subjects

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer. Born as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart at 9 Getreidegasse, Salzburg in modern day Austria. (Amadeus was a sort of nickname). His father, Leopold was a prominent musici...

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Austria

7 memorials
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

Musician, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. Born Whitechapel, son of artist Keith Albarn (1939 - ). Co-founder of the band Blur and the virtual group Gorillaz.

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous

1 memorial
Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino

Actor and film and television director. Born at 33 Ardbeg Road, Camberwell, She was the daughter of Stanley Lupino and the niece of Lupino Lane. She made her first film appearance at the age of fou...

Person, Cinema, Music / songs, TV & Radio, USA

1 memorial
Pete Quaife

Pete Quaife

Musician. Born Peter Alexander Greenlaw Kinnies in Tavistock, Devon. His mother became pregnant after an affair with an American serviceman. She married after the war and the whole family took her ...

Person, Music / songs, Canada, Denmark

1 memorial
Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett

Comedy broadcaster.  Born Maurice James Christopher Cole in Liverpool.  Inspired by the Goons.  Got a job on the pirate Radio London by sending in an audition tape.  Worked for Radio Luxemburg, the...

Person, Humour, Music / songs, TV & Radio

3 memorials