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The Shadows 20 Golden Dates tour Newcastle City Hall 10th May 1977

The Shadows 20 Golden Dates tour Newcastle City Hall 10th May 1977
shadowsprogThe Shadows reformed in 1977 and went out on the road to promote their 20 Golden Great album. The album was a massive success, staying in the UK charts for 43 weeks, and holding the number 1 position for 6 weeks. The tour fared similarly, with all date sold-out. The Shadows line-up for the tour was originals Hank Marvin (lead guitar), Bruce Welch (rhythm guitar), Brian Bennett (drums), accompanied by Alan Jones (bass), and Francis Monkman (of Curved Ait, and later of Kay, keyboards). Hank Marvin was one of my guitar heroes when I was a kid. I spent hours trying to learn to play “Apache”, “Dance On” and “Foot Tapper”. There really isn’t another player like him. The concert was a celebration of an amazing body of music, and stuck pretty faithfully to the tracks on the 20 Golden Greats album. The Shadows were just as you would expect, clean-cut and 100% professional with the same choreographed moves and guitar swings that we all saw and loved on TV in the ’60s. shadowstix
Hank’s playing was excellent, note perfect, with every twang and vibrato of the tremelo arm of his Strat exactly as it was on those old singles. Simple perfection, amazing to see and just great fun. Happy days.
Setlist: Shazam, Kon-Tiki, Marmaduke, Atlantis, Don’t Throw It All Away, Please Don’t Tease, Summer Holiday, The Day I Met Marie, Bachelor Boy, I Could Easily Fall In Love With You, In The Country, Apache, Foot Tapper.
INTERVAL
The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt, Dance On, Nivram, Walk Don’t Run, Don’t Make My Baby Blue, Theme For Young Lovers, The Frightened City, Peace Pipe, The Savage, Little B, Sleepwalk, Let Me Be The One, Wonderful Land.
Encore: FBI.

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Cliff Richard and the Shadows Newcastle Arena October 12

Cliff Richard and the Shadows Newcastle Arena October 12th 2009
Watching Cliff’s TV show every week. Going to see Summer Holiday at the pictures. Wanting a strat like Hank’s. Spending hours learning how to play “Apache” and “Wonderful Land” and still never being able to play them properly. Buying an old 78 of “Travelling Light” and playing it again and again. Watching Cliff on Eurovision and willing “Congratulations” to win (it didn’t ; of course). Cliff and the Shadows bring back lots of memories for me. They may not exactly be cool these days, but back in their day they meant something to lots of us.
So I collected all those memories together in my head and went along to Newcastle Arena to see Cliff and the Shads for one more (and probably the last) time.
And there they were; just three rows away form me ; on the stage playing all my favourites: In the Country; Apache; FBI; Summer Holiday; Don’t Talk to Him; On the Beach; Bachelor Boy, Atlantis, Travelling Light, Time drags by. Finished with the Young Ones. Lots of references to “The Toon”;a great homecoming for Hank and Bruce.
Great show; great memories; Cliff and Hank look great; Cliff’s voice is great (and its his 69th birthday the next day!); Hank plays great! 

SETLIST
Fist half:
WE SAY YEAH
IN THE COUNTRY
GEE WHIZ IT’S YOU
A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS
LIVING DOLL
DANCING SHOES
I’M THE LONELY ONE
A GIRL LIKE YOU
DO YOU WANNA DANCE
SHADOWS – SHADOOGIE / WONDERFUL LAND / THE SAVAGE /SLEEPWALK
HIGH CLASS BABY
I COULD EASILY FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU
WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE
SEA CRUISE

Second half
C’MON EVERYBODY
DYNAMITE
LUCKY LIPS
TRAVELLING LIGHT
TIME DRAGS BY
ALL SHOOK UP
PLEASE DON’T TEASE
SHADOWS – APACHE / FOOT TAPPER / ATLANTIS / FBI
I LOVE YOU
THE NEXT TIME
DON’T TALK TO HIM
ON THE BEACH
SUMMER HOLIDAY
BACHELOR BOY
NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN
IT’LL BE ME
VISIONS
Encores:
MOVE IT
SINGING THE BLUES
THE YOUNG ONES

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