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Shadows Fans - Who is the Bass Player?


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Hi to all out there, ages since I was on here. 🙂

 

Hoping someone can help. . . . .

 

I was watching Kenny Everett on That's TV Xmas, S3 Ep1, from 1980.

They were doing Ghost riders in the sky and the bass player was someone I didn't recognise, playing something I did recognise - A Peter Cook Axis Bass.

It may still be available on catch up. Player was a Black guy, short ish hair and he looked very much part of the band. Doing lots of octaves, in a modernised version of the track.

 

Who is going to stop all my head scratching, just can't think who it is. . . . . .

 

Waits for a deluge of replies. . . . .

 

Cheers. 😊

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4 minutes ago, casapete said:

It’s the late George Ford.

 

He was in Cockney Rebel, and played on ‘Come up and see me, Make me Smile’.  He also did various sessions including Cliff Richard, Linda Lewis, Al Stewart and Medicine Head. Great bass player.

Thank you, very much. 🤘😎

 

Now you have said that, I recall a George Ford (somewhere in the dim and distant past) but never knew what he looked like.

The power of Basschat! Brilliant.

 

Anyone got any images of George Ford, playing that bass?

 

Cheers. 🙂

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12 minutes ago, FlatEric said:

Thank you, very much. 🤘😎

 

Now you have said that, I recall a George Ford (somewhere in the dim and distant past) but never knew what he looked like.

The power of Basschat! Brilliant.

 

Anyone got any images of George Ford, playing that bass?

 

Cheers. 🙂

I’ve never seen images of George playing the PC bass - always seem to remember him using a sunburst Precision.

 

(I also didn’t know that George was the brother of singer Emile , of ‘Emile Ford and the Checkmates’ fame.)

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