Group    From 1958 

The Shadows

Music group comprising Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch on strings and Tony Meehan on drums. Originally known as The Drifters, they became Cliff Richard's backing group. They changed their name after the American group with the same name threatened legal action. The third most successful recording artists in the U.K. with 69 hit singles (with and without Richard). Harris and Meehan left in the early 1960s and were replaced with various others over the years. The group has disbanded and re-formed several times.

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

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The Shadows

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Tony Meehan

Tony Meehan, 1943 - 2005, founder member of The Shadows, lived here 1977 - 20...

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