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1112 Comments

Reply gerry woodward
3:33 PM on December 3, 2016 

Still miss the great man and will never forget having a chat and buying him a cup of tea at Fareham before the show .......

His music will go on forever.....

rest in peace Jet


Reply Tom McDonald
1:07 PM on October 18, 2016 

I've met dozens of celebrities and never felt anything other than these were people just like me. The one and only time that I was meeting someone special was when I met Jet for the first time at the Medina Theatre on the Isle of Wight. I did feel goosebumps that I was in the prersence of a great musician and man. I was disgusted that he wqasn't invited to be on the tour with CVliff and The Shadows some years ago. It was ver sad. Rest in Peace old man.

Reply Terry Christie
3:01 PM on August 13, 2016 

Jet Harris,The Original Bass Guitar Player with The Shadows from November 1958 to April 1962 and he stayed four years with the British Rock'n'Roll Pop Star Cliff Richard.

The Original Line Up with Hank B.Marvin,Bruce Welch,Jet Harris & Tony Meehan as The Drifters and changed it's name to The Shadows after Jet Black on Columbia DB 4325 in the summer of 1959 and produced by the late Norrie Paramor at The EMI Recording Studios,Abbey Road in St'John's Wood,North London.

The British Original Hits including Apache,Saturday Dance,Lonesome Fella,FBI,The Savage,Peace Pipe,Back Home,Wonderful Land,Feeling Fine,Driftin',36-24-36,The Stranger,Shadoogie,Find Me A Golden Street,Blue Star,Nivram and Stars Fell On Stockton.

Jet Harris passed away on Friday March 18th 2011 at the age of 71 years.

I Won't forget the great original bass player with The Shadows icon from The Fabulous Fifties & The Swinging Sixties Music is The late Jet Harris MBE.

Terry Christie,from Sunderland,Tyne & Wear.

Reply James Elliott
10:23 AM on April 23, 2016 

On the 29th July 1989 I took some video of Jet  and gave him a copy. I have now forgotten the venue and would be most grateful if you could help.

Reply John Hannam
1:46 PM on February 29, 2016 
Reply Marco Pigni
1:56 PM on January 5, 2016 

in loving memory of Jet who filled with magic my young days.

Reply Margaret&Graham Strutt
11:21 AM on December 7, 2015 

Jet was a brilliant Guitarist,and a lovely personality ,on a couple of occasions when we have seen him in concert and spoke with him

either before or after he was so easy going may he rest in peace he deserveds it .R.I.P.

                                                                     Margaret&Graham Strutt.

Reply E. Boss
6:54 AM on June 2, 2015 

Never forget you Jet, and now find very old Video from you in Holland Event, real fantastic Concert and good remember. Your Humour and playing was so good. Bye Jet again, R.I.P.

Reply bob marsh
5:29 PM on May 23, 2015 

First saw Jet in '63/64 (?) in Derby and was blown away by the power of his opening number The Main Title Theme.  Jet and Duane Eddy were my early guitar heroes.  Great to see Jet again with the Diamonds shortly before his death. RIP

Reply Graham&Margaret Strutt
4:44 PM on March 19, 2015 

Jet Harris R.I.P. After 4 yers a great loss-remembering you -bass player extraordinaire-we miss your witty humour and terrific playing.

                                                                     Graham & Margaret Strutt.

Reply Dave Wallace
3:00 PM on March 18, 2015 

I shall never forget the last time I saw Jet on TV. He was asked about the Shadows reunion Final tour and all he said was. "If they want me they know where Iam". Always quiet, always polite. he did his talking with all of the guitars he played. How I wish I could play baritone guitar. Burns released a beauty which I am sure was built with Jet in mind. It's still up for sale in Fiesta red and I am not saying where. If I can save up the money and it's still available who knows.!! Rest in piece my friend you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. I hope my very small gift to your foundation may help to eradicate the awful disease that robbed us of one off music's finest players and really nice guys. God Bless. Dave W.

Reply Frank Cruse
4:50 PM on March 12, 2015 

Brilliant performer, fantastic guitarist his comments on stage so funny, memories of his last performance at Fareham will stay with me forever, thankks Jet for giving so much pleasure rest in peace

Reply Albert Vickers
6:09 PM on December 20, 2014 

I first saw Jet with Cliff and the Drifters back in 1958 at the Gaumont Shepherds Bush. 'Move it' was trying to beat Vince Taylors 'Brand New Cadillac'  in the charts. I was just 13 years old I went with my cousin. I always thought Cliff and Jet were very different and I became a bass players around then. Humbly I only had a Tea Chest Bass but in. By the age of 15 I had a full time job and a Fender Bass, I an still a bass player 57 years later. I am now 70 and sad to hear of Jet death. He impressed me and that impression has stayed with me. Thanks for the memory Jet Harris! Albert Vickers, aka ziggybass.

Reply Gordon
5:31 AM on August 5, 2014 

Hi People,

I am trying to find out a little bit more about Jet's "Gloucester Years".

Any suggestions, please?

Thanks

Gordon

Reply phil
5:29 AM on May 23, 2014 

any pics of jets 50th birthday party with the rapiers at bridlington, if i recall right ?


thanks

Reply michael pickering
11:57 AM on April 11, 2014 

In the early 60's the Shadows played the Birmingham town hall , after they had done their permormance the Shadows walked down some stairs behind us. Jet sat with us on the steps and had a chat with the four of us lads  no bighead pop stars then i remember it to this day.

                                                                                    Rest In Peece  Jet   

                                                                          Mike Pickering ,West Bromwich

 

        

Reply John Barber
6:05 PM on April 3, 2014 

Jet was a great influence on myself.and many others in the late 50s. I played bass in a band called The Scorpions. We had a couple of instrumental releases on Parlophone in 1961. This was of course due to The Shadows success, with record companies signing up instrumental bands as fast as they could. I managed to have a chat with Jet at a Joe Meek concert that The Scorpions played at in Newent in 1997. I got the chance to tell him that he was one of my heroes. He came across as a very nice modest guy. I

was saddened when I heard of his death..

Reply Billie and Freda
7:17 PM on March 21, 2014 

three years since your passing Jet, never to be forgotten.still do my cleaning toThe Journey,that really made you smile!Regards to Janet,your special lady.

Reply Richard Oliff
3:43 PM on March 16, 2014 

It was my pleasure to interview Jet live on my show on 4th October 2010. What a gentleman!

Here is the link if you fancy a listen: all the best, Richard

http://www.mixcloud.com/richardoliff1/jet-harris-the-shadows-interviewed-by-richard-oliff-4-october-2010/

 

Reply Tony Lowther
4:55 PM on March 12, 2014 

...it was around this time that I started work on a song that could represent the life and work of Jet - the man, the bassist and the fury of a musician inside of him... He is a legend to me (and the world) - in the sense that he belonged to, indeed named, the greatest guitar based band in UK history. They were simply never the same without him. I would have loved to have seen how they would have been if they had kept him... I think the back catalogue would look very different... No more elevator music.

I wish I had met him. I never did.

My tribute to you Jet is 'The last of the light' -  because you were the 'thing' that made them different. You were the light for those young men back then. Pity they let you go...

Tony Lowther.