2011-03-19

Décès de Jet Harris, ancien bassiste des Shadows

Veteran rock ‘n’ roller Jet Harris who was the original bass guitarist with The Shadows has lost his brave battle against cancer.
Jet, who was 71 and lived in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, is understood to have died in the early hours of this morning. Tributes have started to pour in from Shadows fans around the world.
The legendary guitarist joined Cliff Richard’s backing group The Drifters in 1959. It was he who came up with the name The Shadows.
After breaking away from the band he forged a partnership with the former Shadows’ drummer, the late Tony Meehan and they topped the singles charts in the 1960s with Diamonds.
About a year ago he received an MBE from the Queen for his services to music. He was the first musician to use an electric bass guitar. (source Daily Echo)

Jet Harris le bassiste des Shadows jusqu'en avril 1962 vient de perdre son courageux combat contre le cancer. Après la séparation avec les Shadows il fera équipe avec le batteur Tony Meehan, ex-membre des Shadows lui aussi avec lequel il décrochera un nouveau tube en 1963, "Diamonds". Il ya un an il avait reçu un MBE de la Reine pour services rendus à la musique. Jet, avait 71 ans et vivait dans Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Les hommages ont commencé à affluer des fans des Shadows partout dans le monde.


Jet Harris et Tony Meehan - diamonds chez DECCA


Jet Harris et Tony Meehan  - diamonds chez DECCA en 1963 sous le label "spécial copains".








Jet Harris with The Shadows - The Savage 1961 "The Young Ones".

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