Do Check Out Also THE SHADOWS ON RADIO LUXEMBOURG By Les Woosey & Malcolm Campbell
Preface by MC
A number of these Luxembourg recordings have been preserved, their reproduction ranging from good to poor, sometimes desperately poor. This is not surprising in the least, given that what has been rescued from oblivion derives almost exclusively from fans recording notoriously unstable signals on low-grade equipment – not that the totality of the recordings that have survived has reached anything like a wide modern audience of interested fans, a circumstance adding even more to their mystique. As a result, the recollections of most of those who tuned into the original broadcasts are bound to be extremely hazy and impressionistic. In this feature Paul Rumbol, who has an unrivalled specialist knowledge of, and in many cases first-hand acquaintance with, the work of Cliff Richard and The Shadows as preserved on film, radio, television and concert appearances, sets out clearly for the first time what is known about the material recorded by Cliff and The Shadows for these shows, describes the numbers that have survived, and sets them securely in context. I would like to thank him for and allowing me to adapt his paper to the requirements of web presentation and to add or adapt some details (I have appended under the heading "MC" very brief comments on most of the titles, with particular reference to the contribution of The Shadows), and indeed for agreeing to make such a valuable resource available to those with an interest in a fascinating and important slice of 60s life as it really was.
We are grateful to David Hawley for furnishing excellent scans from his collection of sheet music.
Observations, additional information or corrections relating to any of the points raised, or indeed recollections of your experiences, whether in listening or in recording, as a Radio Luxembourg Cliff Richard & The Shadows fan in the early 60s, will be gratefully received and acknowledged: please contact either Paul Rumbol at firstname.lastname@example.org or Malcolm Campbell at email@example.com – thanks!
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