Thursday, 31 December 2009

Congratulations Jet Harris - MBE

I would like to dedicate this post to Jet Harris who has just been awarded an MBE on the New Years Honours List for services to music. As many will know we (The Rapiers) back Jet Harris, although recently he has been diagnosed with cancer and currently having chemotherapy for it.

Jet Harris was the original bass player and leader of The Shadows, Cliff Richard's backing band. They also had hit singles and albums on their own. Jet Harris can be heard playing bass guitar on Apache and the intro to Cliff Richard's 1st number 1 'Living Doll' amongst other. He left the shadows and had a solo career then teamed up with fellow ex Shadows Drummer Tony Meehan and had a number 1 single with 'Diamonds' which stayed at the top spot for 3 weeks.

I would also like to wish a Happy 2010 to you all.


  1. It will be great to watch Cliff Richard & The Shadows, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.