(This page refers to the former backing band of Cliff Richard. For the reggae band of the same name, see Shadows(2))
The Shadows - Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt HD video Good picture quality (Aussie TV, 1967)

The Shadows - Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt HD video Good picture quality (Aussie TV, 1967)

The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt (Peelenium 1964)

The Shadows are a British pop group with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 as 'The Shadows' and 34 as 'Cliff Richard and the Shadows', from the 1950s to the 2000s. With singer Cliff Richard, the Shadows dominated the British popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s (i.e. the five-year "Before-Beatles" period: 1958–1962), before The Beatles' first full year in the charts in 1963 ... (read more at Wikipedia)

Links to Peel

'Out of The Shadows' (broadcast BBC Radio 2, 10:00PM Mon, 3 Sept. 2012) included a reference to the Peel show and a comment by John that the Shadows might be becoming fashionable again.

In June 2014, Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin recalled the band's Peel session:

I remember years ago, when we started to get Shadows back together again, we did this album called 'Rockin’ with Curly Leads' in 1973, after 'Marvin, Welch & Farrar'. John Peel invited us to do his show which we did. I quite admired John’s approach to radio, finding new bands, giving them exposure. He said, “I was a bit of a Shadows fan in the early Sixties but as the Sixties went on it became really uncool to say you liked the Shadows. I want to tell you something – it’s becoming cool again, we’re all coming out of the closet.” [1]

Festive Fifty Entries

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One session. No known commercial release.

1. Recorded: 1973-12-10. First broadcast: 25 December 1973. Repeated: ?

  • Nivram / Jungle Jam / Turn Around And Touch Me / Wonderful Land

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