Bassiste Anglais né Terrence Hawkins, le 6 Juillet 1939 à Kingsbury (Middlesex), Jet Harris fit parti des "Drifters" en 1959, groupe qui allait devenir les Shadows et qui accompagnait Cliff Richard. Jet Harris a tenté une carrière solo en 1962 avec le batteur Tony Meehan, un autre ancien des Shadows. Jet Harris est décédé le 18 Mars 2011 à Winchester.

One of the more intriguing footnotes to pre-Beatles rock in Britain, Jet Harris first made his mark as the bassist for the Shadows. As they were megastar Cliff Richard's backing group and the most popular instrumental rock band in Britain, it was a shock when Harris left the group to become a solo act. But with frequent assistance from Shadows drummer Tony Meehan, Harris scored a half-dozen hits in a year and a half. (Meehan himself rates as an interesting footnote to rock history, having turned down the chance to record the Beatles in early 1962 when he was a producer for Decca Records.) Harris' biggest hit, the brooding "Diamonds" (including, it's been said, session guitar work by a very young Jimmy Page), vied for the number one spot with the Beatles' own "Please Please Me" in the U.K. in early 1963. There could have been few better symbols for the changing of the guard in British rock & roll. Harris' recordings typified British rock such as it was in the early '60s: sullen, restrained, disciplined instrumentals (often based on popular themes). Harris' singles were relatively unusual in that they made prominent use of the bass as a lead instrument, and the best of them -- "Diamonds," "The Man With the Golden Arm," and "Man From Nowhere" -- had a menacing, shuddering bass reminiscent of the best James Bond soundtracks. More frequently, however, his instrumentals sounded like a tame Duane Eddy or worse, with cornball adaptations of Western movie riffs. Harris had a couple more big hits after the Beatles broke, but the revolution the group ignited -- as well as a severe automobile accident, along with emotional problems in the wake of his early success -- brought his career to a skidding halt in early 1964. Unbelievably, he turned up in the first lineup of the Jeff Beck Group in February 1967, but never recorded with Beck, who revamped his outfit after a few weeks of rehearsal.

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Talents : Bass, Songwriter

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

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BESAME MUCHO (1962)

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1962)

RAVED (1962)

DIAMONDS (1963)

THE TALL TEXAN (1963) ()

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1962 SP DECCA F 11466 (UK) . Besame Mucho / Chills And Fever
08/1962 SP DECCA F 11488 (UK) . The Man With The Golden Arm / Some People
09/1962 EP DECCA DFE 8502 (UK) Besame Mucho / Raved / Some People / Real Wild Child
1962 SP  LONDON 9542 (US) . Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Besame Mucho / Chills And Fever
1962 EP DECCA 454087 (F) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Besame Mucho / Raved / Some People / Real Wild Child
01/1963 SP DECCA F 11563 (UK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Footstomp
03/1963 SP DECCA DL 25 100 (GER) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Footstomp
03/1963 SP DECCA 45-F 11563 (I) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Footstomp
1963 SP DECCA 45-F 11563 (DK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Footstomp
1963 SP DECCA FM.7-6963 (SA) Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds / Footstomp
03/1963 EP DECCA 454094 (F) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Again / Footstomp / Blue Mood
04/1963 SP DECCA F 11644 (UK) . Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully
06/1963 SP DECCA DL 25 109 (GER) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully
07/1963 SP DECCA 45-F 11644 (I) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully
1963 SP DECCA 45-F 11644 (DK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully
08/1963 SP DECCA F 11710 (UK) . Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Applejack / The Tall Texan
1963 SP DECCA F 11710 (DK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Applejack / The Tall Texan
1963 EP DECCA DFE 8528 (UK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully / Diamonds / Footstomp
10/1963 SP DECCA 23.440 (B) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Applejack / The Tall Texan
10/1963 EP DECCA 457014 (F) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully / Applejack / The Tall Texan
11/1963 SP DECCA 45-F 11710 (I) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Applejack / The Tall Texan
1963 EP DECCA EDGE 71838 (S) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlet O'Hara / (Doing The) Hully Gully / Diamonds / Footstomp
1963 EP DECCA DFE 7099 (SA) Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds / Footstomp / Besame Mucho / Chills And Fever
02/1964 SP DECCA F 11841 (UK) Rifka / Big Bad Bass
1967 SP FONTANA TF 849 (UK) . My Lady / You don't Live Twice
1969 SP DECCA F 12877 (UK) . Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Scarlett O' Hara / Diamonds
10/1975 SP SRT SHTS 75355 (UK) . This Sporting Life / Theme For A Fallen Idol
10/1975 SP SRT SHTS 75356 (UK) .

Theme For A Fallen Idol / This Sportin' Life

12/1976 SP DECCA 6.11 982 (GER) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Oldies But Goldies - Diamonds / Scarlet O'hara
03/1978 SP SRT SHTS 75389 (UK) . The Guitar Mar / Theme For A Fallen Idol
10/1980 EP DECCA F 13892 (UK) Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Scarlett O' Hara / Applejack / The Man With The Golden Arm
11/1983 SP Old Gold OG 9332 (UK) . Jet HARRIS & Tony MEEHAN - Diamonds / Scarlett O' Hara
01/1986 SP OFFA 5 (UK) . Why Should I Ask Her To Stay / Theme From Sharks (Jet HARRIS with Peter RAWES)
10/1987 SP TS 4009 (UK) . Love Me Tender / An American Trilogy
11/1988 SP Q 101 (UK) . Diamonds / Big Bad Bass From Texas
2009 CD NOT ON LABEL ? (UK)

Jet HARRIS & Billie Davis with The Rapiers ‎- No Other Baby Live



Albums

06/1975 LP 12 " DECCA LPD 289 (B) JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Footstomp / Besame Mucho / Some People / Man With The Golden Arm / Real Wild Child / Diamonds / Chills And Fever / Tall Texan / Raved / Scarlet O' Hara / Clap Your Hands / Applejack
10/1976 LP 12" DECCA REM 1 (UK) REMEMBERING - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Diamonds / Some people / Hully Gully / Big Bad Bass / Besame Mucho / The Man With The Golden Arm / Applejack / The Tall Texan / Song Of Mexico / Man From Nowhere / Footstomp / Scarlet O' Hara
11/1976 LP 12" DECCA LPD 297 (B) JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN STORY - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Hully Gully / Big Bad Bass / Rifka / Man From Nowhere / Again /Blue Mood /Song Of Mexico / Kings Go Fifth / My Lady / You Don't Live Twice
11/1978 LP 12" ELLI JAY EJSP 8622 (UK) INSIDE JET HARRIS - The Stranger / Perfidia / Blue Moon / Sleepwalk / Dance On / Wonderful Land / FBI / Spanish Harlem /  Apache / Riders In The Sky / Nivram / Diamonds / Scarlett O' Hara / Shazam
05/1983 LP 12" DECCA TAB 68 (UK) DIAMONDS - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Diamonds / Applejack / Man From Nowhere / Hully Gully / Real Wild Child / Footstomp / Man With A Golden Arm / Scarlett O' Hara / Besame Mucho / Clap Your Hands Once Again / Chills & Fever / The Tall Texan / Rifka / Rave
1988 LP 12" Q LPMM 1038 (UK) THE ANNIVERSARY ALBUM - Diamonds / Jet Black / Besame Mucho / 36 24 36 / Big Bad Bass / Rifka / Scarlet O'Hara / Applejack / Man From Nowhere / Theme For A Fallen Idol / Tall Texan / Again / The Man With A Golden Arm
1988 CD Q CDMM 1038 (UK) THE ANNIVERSARY ALBUM - Diamonds / Jet Black / Besame Mucho / 36 24 36 / Big Bad Bass / Rifka / Scarlet O'Hara / Applejack / Man From Nowhere / Theme For A Fallen Idol / Tall Texan / Again / The Man With A Golden Arm
1993 CD DECCA POP 820 634-2 (UK) DIAMONDS & OTHER GEMS - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Diamonds / The Hully Gully / Footstomp / Scarlet O'Hara / Applejack / The Tall Texan / Song Of Mexico / Kings Go Fifth / Besame Mucho / Chills & Fever / Clap Your Hands Once Again / The Man With The Golden Arm / Real Wild Child / Some People / Rave / Man From Nowhere / Big Bad Bass / Rifka / Lonesome Part Of Town / Again
1994 CD CASTLE COMMUNICATIONS CNC 4022-2 (UK) INSIDE JET HARRIS - The Stranger / Perfidia / Blue Moon / Sleepwalk / Dance On / Wonderful Land / FBI / Spanish Harlem /  Apache / Riders In The Sky / Nivram / Diamonds / Scarlett O' Hara / Shazam
1996 CD ZING 2 (UK) BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT - Beyond A Shadow (Of A Doubt) / Sometimes / Thunderhawk / Uncharted Island / Theme For A New Day / Foot Tappin' / Stormin' Norman: Desert Storm - The Surrender -The Victory / Jet Meets General Custer / El Warthog / Twilight Shadows / New World / The Truckin' Trucker's Trot / Theme From A Big Film / The Lads / Everone For Tennis / Moonlight Miraval / Wonderful Landscapes / Tandooi Boogie / A Sleepless Walk At Midnight / Khan
08/1996 CD ZING 3 (UK) HARRIS & TANGENT - TWELVE GREAT GUITAR GEMS - TOGETHER - THE STUDIO SESSIONS - Warm Turn, Pt. 1 / Stingray / F.B.I. / Jet Meets General Custer '94 / Walk, Don't Run / Diamonds / Love Me Tender / Trés Bon / The Truckin' Trucker's Trot / Apache / Danny Boy / Warm Turn, Pt. 2
08/1996 CD ZING 4 (UK) TRIBUTE AND RARITIES - JET HARRIS & ALAN JONES - Riders In The Sky / Clifton Lights / It's A Dog's Life / Apache / Theme For A New Day / Crockett's Theme (Theme fromMiami Vice) / Stingray / A Sleepless Walk At Midnight / Stratosfear / Warm Turn / Elmer's Theme / The Lady In Red / Equinoxe, Pt. 5
10/1999 CD MUSTANG JET 001 (UK) THE PHOENIX RISES - Theme From Something Really Important / Scarlet O'Hara 2000 / Last Train Home / Beater Blocker / Simply Jerry / Dreamland / Theme 18 / Phoenix / Spivram / Mechanism / Here I Stand / Diamonds 2000 / Man From Nowhere / Duane Stays Mainly On The Plane
08/2000 CD SPECTRUM / UNIVERSAL 544268 (UK) THE BEST OF JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Diamonds /Footstomp / Scarlet O'Hara / Hully Gully / AppleJack / The Tall Texan / Song of Mexico / Kings Go Fifth / Besame Mucho / Chills And Fever / Lonesome Part Of Town / Again / Man From Nowhere / Rave / Big Bad Bass / Rifka / Some People / Man With The Golden Arm
09/2002 CD SOLENT SLTD 116 (UK) DIAMONDS ARE TRUMPS - Theme For A Fallen Idol / Time Is Tight / Dance With The Guitar Man / Wipe Out / You Can't Sit Down / Diamonds / Man With The Golden Arm / Gonzales / No Other Baby / Soul Limbo / Barneys Blues / Watermelon Man / Theme For Something Really Important / Tequila
01/2003 CD ROLLERCOASTER RCCD 3010 (UK) INSIDE JET HARRIS - The Stranger / Perfidia / Blue Moon / Sleepwalk / Dance On / Wonderful Land / FBI / Spanish Harlem / Apache / Riders In The Sky / Nivram / Diamonds / Scarlet O'Hara / Shazam
10/2003 CD ZING 1213 (UK) TWO OF A KIND - A Shadow In Time, Pt. 1 / The Truckin' Trucker's Trot / Stingray / Apache / Diamonds / Warm Turn / Medley: Sleepwalk - Midnight / Jet Meets General Custer / Walk Don't Run / F.B.I. / Songbird / Shazam / Apache (Wardance) / A Sahdow In Time, Pt. 2 / Nivram Live / Nivram Live
04/2008 CD CRAZY LIGHTHOUSE 0602 (UK) THE JOURNEY - In The Beginning / San Antonio [Old Skool Mix] / It Bites / Krakatoa / The Journey / Ignition / The 4th Man / Hello Sid / Play It Down / Song For Tony / Shot To Pieces / San Antonio / El Vampiro / Diamonds
05/2008 CD RPM RETRO 825 (UK) DIAMONDS AND OTHER GEMS - THE COMPLETE DECCA SINGLES - JET HARRIS & TONY MEEHAN - Besame Mucho / Chills And Fever / Rave / The Man With The Golden Arm (Main Title Theme) / Some People / Wild  One (Real Wild Child) / Clap Your Hands (Once Again) / Man From Nowhere / Lonesome Part Of Town / Again / Diamonds / Footstomp / Scarlet O'Hara / Hully Gully / Applejack / The Tall Texan / Song Of Mexico / Kings Go Fifth / Big Bad Bass / Rifka

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