Jet Harris

An irrefutable icon of the instrument, the late, great Terence “Jet” Harris MBE was the founding bassist for British rock pioneers and influencers The Shadows, who also served as Cliff Richard’s backing ensemble for scores of hits with the pop singer and under their own name.

A vibrant pocket player and one of the first recognized Fender bass players in the UK, Jet also waxed several solo successful sides after splitting from the band in 1962.

Harris and his musical partner Tony Meehan also helped two young guns get their start in the music biz, hiring the them for sessions and live work: James Patrick Page and the former John Baldwin aka John Paul Jones.