The Shadows were formed from members of several late 1950s UK skiffle groups: the Newcastle-based “Railroaders” (and also The Five Chesternuts on Columbia Records) who supplied Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch, both inspired by US pop music; and The Vipers Skiffle Group (on Parlophone records) who supplied Jet Harris and Tony Meehan from London, both inspired by UK jazz–skiffle music. The Shadows, although originally the live and recording backing band for Cliff Richard, were later marketed as an instrumental combo, following their explosive chart success with the Jerry Lordan composition “Apache.” In the US and Canada, they were briefly marketed as a ‘surf’ group with two special compilation albums on Atlantic records, The Shadows Know and Surfing with The Shadows, to compete with The Ventures and The Surfaris. Although both these albums failed to chart in America, the band had hits worldwide.
The Shadows disbanded in 1968 but Marvin and Welch subsequently formed a vocal–guitar trio Marvin Welch & Farrar. Because of low sales and fans demanding Shadows numbers at MW&F gigs, The Shadows reformed in 1973 with Brian Bennett as a full member and various extra musicians. The group permanently disbanded in 1990 but temporarily reformed in 2004-05 for a UK and European tour and again during 2008–10 to tour with Cliff Richard.
” In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe that they r human and enough shadows to blind those who don’t believe…”
” lamp reflection mud..”
” An attractive n unusual pattern n shape of a lamp..”
“Shadows on the King’s Road, Chelsea.”
” Darkness always reflect light in the end, hence a shadows r made..”
“The Televillage or ‘Lobster Pot’ bucket lift in Alpe d’Huez.”
” It’s important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
“A toy figure and a flash gun.”
” Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living. Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.”
“Balls covered under the shadow”
“Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.it can only show his art to others.”