|Genres:||Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock|
Terence Jet Harris (6 July 1939, Kingsbury, Middlesex, England; guitar) and Tony Meehan (b. Daniel Joseph Anthony Meehan, 2 March 1943, Hampstead, London, England, d. 28 November 2005, London, England; drums) began their partnership in 1959 as members of the Shadows. Meehan left the group in October 1961 to take up an A&R position at Decca Records, and the following year Harris began a solo career with Besame Mucho. The Man With The Golden Arm gave the guitarist a UK Top 20 hit prior to reuniting with Meehan in 1963. The duos debut single, Diamonds, was a startling instrumental composition which topped the UK charts, while two ensuing releases, Scarlett OHara and Applejack, also reached the Top 5. Each performance matched Harris low-tuned Fender Jaguar guitar with Meehans punchy drum interjections, and although a bright future was predicted, a serious car crash...