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Another Hit for Cliff but This ISN'T Expected

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 April 1961

CLIFF RICHARD, winner of eight of our Silver Discs, has another hit on his hands, and one he did not really expect. The number is ...

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Lonnie Donegan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 15 April 1961


Tony Meehan: Why I Left The Shadows

Interview by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 13 October 1961

I AM A FIRM believer in following the policy which maintains that, since life is so short, it is most important that one should do ...

The Young Ones (dir. Sidney J. Furie, Warner-Pathé)

Film/DVD/TV Review by June Harris, Disc, 16 December 1961

CLIFF SHOWS HOW POP STARS SHOULD MAKE FILMS June Harris reviews The Young Ones ...

First It Was Mrs. Kenny Ball, Now Norrie Paramor's Wife Picks A Hit For Her Hubby

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 13 April 1962

PUZZLING, isn't it, that no one has thought of an award for the wives of hit parade stars — to be presented when they inspire ...

Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Eden Kane: Our Friends The Stars Charity Concert, London

Live Review by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 11 May 1962


The Unseen, But Not Unheard Side Of The SHADOWS

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 16 February 1963

THE SHADOWS: top instrumental group; world travellers; hit disc-makers; theatre packers-in; fan-forming personalities. But while they've strummed and struck their way to fame, they've been ...

The Secret That Cliff Can't Tell!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 9 March 1963

CLIFF RICHARD is, for sure, the most successful pop entertainer in Britain right now. But could it be that he is becoming more popular abroad ...

Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Tornados, Joe Brown et al: NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 26 April 1963

MIKE BERRY burst into the second half to the throbbing beat of 'La Bamba'. Close on its heels came his current release 'My Little Baby' ...

Top Acts Explain The Beat-Boom

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, 3 May 1963


Cliff Richard & The Shadows: Cliff's New Film and Hank's New Guitar!

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 19 October 1963

IT WAS BUSY-ness as usual for birthday boy Cliff Richard this week. On Sunday night he cut his next record (out in about three weeks) ...

Cliff Richard, the Shadows, Bob Miller & the Miller Men: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 11 April 1964

Cliff's Tour — A Knock-Out!! ...

Keeping it dark about the Shadows

Interview by Maureen O'Grady, Rave, April 1965

The Shads have been a top international group for years, yet one of their secret fears is that they're not quite with-it. This got us ...

All About The World's Greatest Pop Show: 1966 NME Concert Mightiest Ever!

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 6 May 1966

THOUSANDS upon thousands of fans converging on the massive Wembley Empire Pool for the biggest pop show in the world on Sunday... the staggering, the ...

New Singles, including Beach Boys, Spencer Davis Group

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 29 October 1966

BEACH BOYS' new single — and it's a work of art 'Good Vibrations': What can you say about a work of art other than stating ...

Tom Jones, The Shadows: Palladium, London

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 4 May 1968


The Shadows

Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 19 February 1977

Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch and Mick Farren chew the cud... ...

Hank B. Marvin

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

TO DEMONSTRATE to any potential unbelievers the importance of Hank B. Marvin, we must go back to 1977, when a TV commercial was screened showing ...

Hank Marvin: The King Of Twang

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1992

Raise your glasses to Hank B. Marvin: more than mere rhyming slang. ...

Four-Eyes, One Vision: The Shadows

Interview by Jon Savage, MOJO, February 1995

BRIAN RANKIN GREW UP IN NEWCASTLE: WHEN he was 16, in 1957, he travelled to London with his school friend Bruce Welch "in an attempt ...

Move it! The Butch Rock 'n' Roll Explosion

Retrospective by Jon Savage, MOJO, February 1995

FOR MOST PEOPLE OF 40 AND UNDER, British pop begins with The Beatles: this is the view that has been encouraged by rock writers ever ...

The Shadows: Let's Go To Work

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Stanley, MOJO, June 2004

TONY MEEHAN, 15, is kicking his heels in Kilburn one late '50s afternoon when his friend Dave Rees suggests a trip to Soho. He may ...

Jet Harris, 1939-2011

Obituary by Dave Laing, The Guardian, 21 March 2011

The first and greatest bass guitarist of the Shadows, he also topped the charts with drummer Tony Meehan. ...

see also Hank Marvin

see also Cliff Richard

see also Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

see also Brian Bennett


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