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eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Jun 2013 20:42

Anyone a fan? Would love to learn more about them.
Are there any experts on here?

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 21 Jun 2013 20:44

you'll have to hurry up, Errol there aint many of em left.........originals that is.....

Shadows music isnt what it used to be............its too technical these days the tune tends to get lost in the special effects.............one time it was down to the guitars and the players, but much of it comes out of mysterious electronic boxes.......

mind you the talent is still there, but...........

Bob

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 21 Jun 2013 20:44

Hank Marvin lived in the next street to me when I was a kid........................apart from that..................I know nuffink.

;-) ;-) ;-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Jun 2013 20:47

I found out earlier that they are one of the top three charting bands ever in the UK - i am hoping John is online because I think he is an expert.

MotownGal did you know him?

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 21 Jun 2013 20:47

Shadows on the wall do you mean????? :-D

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 21 Jun 2013 20:48

Shadows in the Moonlight ;-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Jun 2013 20:49

I did some shadows on the ceiling the other night

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 21 Jun 2013 20:52

Blimey Errol, how old you think I am????????

I was a 5 year old kid when he live around the corner. I think they were playing in a coffee bar in Soho then. Before they hit the big time.

I think I used to practice the Shadows Walk with me tennis racket though.


:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 21 Jun 2013 20:52

<<<my 6 months old grand daughter with my then 26 year old Hofner President....... its now 53+ years old......and she is getting married next year.....

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 21 Jun 2013 20:52

I am so surprised no expert has turned up on this thread yet. I met Hank once he used to visit a friend just down the road from my mate. Very nice genuine chap

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Jun 2013 20:57

MotownGal I was surprised that you had even heard of them given your young years

snigger

oops meant to say

cool

Ms Gooner why did he visit?

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 21 Jun 2013 21:00

Give it an hour and we may see a so called expert on.... ;-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 21 Jun 2013 21:01

Think they started life as The Drifters, not too sure though. :-)

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 21 Jun 2013 21:03

He used to go round and play guitar. Free gigs for us :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mersey

Mersey Report 21 Jun 2013 21:06

Not my cup of tea im afraid :-S

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 21 Jun 2013 21:08

Not your expert but to help the cause............... :-D

Edit......forgot the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadows

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 21 Jun 2013 21:08

They did indeed call themselves The Drifters, but had to change their name because of the American group called The Drifters [Saturday Night At The Movies].

Don't you cough and splutter at me young Errol, I is a lickle gel yers knows.

;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 21 Jun 2013 21:09

I did not mind it when he was just paying for fun. When he was with the others , definitely not for me. I am Heavy metal and rock fan.

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 21 Jun 2013 21:12

The group was created in 1958 out of Cliff Richard's urgent need for a set of permanent backing musicians, after the success of his "Move It" single, which had been recorded with a mixture of his own "The Five Chesternuts" (later "The Drifters") electrified skiffle group, plus session players.

Wikipedia.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 21 Jun 2013 21:14

MotownGal I bet - and this is just a wild stab in the dark - you like motown

Ms Gooner do you stomp?