The Shadows, who started out as Cliff Richard's backing band - The Drifters have enjoyed a career spanning nearly 50 years in the music industry. In the early 60s the band became Britain's most successful instrumental group &
had a string of hits including 'Apache', 'F.B.I.' and 'Kon-Tiki'.
Their latest greatest hits double CD set 'Life Story' recently went gold in the UK album charts & the band's current 'farewell tour' has proved extremely popular on the live rock 'n' roll nostalgia circuit.
Earlier this month, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett were each awarded an OBE, although Hank declined the honour.
Geoff Barker spoke to Bruce & Hank before their Bournemouth gig to look back over an amazing career, where he touched on the creation of their trademark sound & prised some interesting anecdotes from these elder statesmen of rock 'n' roll. Private Collection Label