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THE SHADOWS
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The Shadows have placed 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars. As pioneers of the four-member instrumental format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their range covers pop, rock, surf rock and ballads with a jazz influence.

The core members are Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett. Along with the Fender guitar, another cornerstone of the Shadows sound was the Vox amplifier. The Shadows, with Cliff Richard, dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. The Shadows' number one hits included "Apache", "Wonderful Land", "Dance On!" and "Foot Tapper". Although they lost ground in the late '60s, the band had a second success from the late '70s.


SHADOWS CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
HILLMAN REMEMBERS
BIO
MUSIC
HANK MARVIN
CLIFF RICHARD
PHOTOS I
PHOTOS II
PHOTOS III
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BILL HILLMAN REMEMBERS THE SHADOWS
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BIO
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SHADOWS ON THE WEB
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SHADOWS ON YOUTUBE
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HANK MARVIN BIO and PHOTOS
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CLIFF RICHARD PHOTOS
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PHOTO GALLERIES
Over 60 Photos

Gallery One

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Gallery Two

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Gallery Three

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PHOTO COLLAGES I - 3
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