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#1. HANK MARVIN/ BRUCE WELCH/ BRIAN BENNETT (& OTHERS) 76 ENTRIES



#1A. Hank Marvin/ Bruce Welch/ Brian Bennett 36 Entries

Overview
1962 WHAT A LOVELY TUNE (Narration); THEME FROM THE BOYS; THE BOYS; 1861
1963 LES GIRLS; ROUND AND ROUND
1964 WALKIN'
1968 THE MAGICAL MRS CLAMPS
1977 CRICKET BAT BOOGIE; RETURN TO THE ALAMO; MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE; BERMUDA TRIANGLE; CREOLE NIGHTS
1978 SWEET SATURDAY NIGHT
1979 SONG FOR DUKE
1980 RUSK; FENDER BENDER; MIDNIGHT CREEPIN'; CHANGE OF ADDRESS; ARTY'S PARTY; OUTDIGO
1981 THE FOURTH MAN; SUMMER LOVE '59 ; HATS OFF TO WALLY; THING-ME-JIG; COWBOY CAFÉ
1982 SPOT THE BALL; THE SHADY LADY; LIFE IN THE JUNGLE; CAT 'N' MOUSE; NO DANCING!; THE OLD ROMANTICS
1983 ELEVENIS
1984 JOHNNY STACCATO; TURNING POINT
1989 STACK-IT

Among the earlier compositions the most commercially rewarding track was THE BOYS (which would certainly have been a mega-hit had it been put out as a Single in the UK). The effectiveness of this particular three-way partnership may be gauged by the quality of their contributions to the 1977 Album Tasty, and by the consistently high degree of polish, in evidence from 1978 on, of such pieces as SWEET SATURDAY NIGHT, ELEVENIS and TURNING POINT. There are no vocals as such here, though there were a few from the trio in collaboration with John Rostill: as far as The Shadows were concerned, vocal compositions were chiefly the province of Marvin, or Marvin & Welch.

1962 B-Single:
WHAT A LOVELY TUNE (Part Narration)
The flipside of the No. 4 Single GUITAR TANGO. Overseas conservatism saw GUITAR TANGO released in ten different countries with ten different B-sides, every one of them an unadulterated instrumental.

1962 EP:
THEME FROM THE BOYS; THE BOYS
Two tracks from the chart-topping extended player The Boys. A third group-sourced track, THE GIRLS, was the work of Marvin & Welch only. THEME FROM THE BOYS was a lead Single in Italy (1962), while THE BOYS enjoyed top placing in the Australian charts; it was an A-side also in Denmark/Norway and Turkey, a B-side in France, Italy and New Zealand.

1962 LP:
1861
From the chart-topping LP Out Of The Shadows. It served as a B-side to the more familiar FOOT TAPPER in France (1963).

1963 LP:
LES GIRLS; ROUND AND ROUND
Both first appeared on the No. 1 Cliff LP Summer Holiday in January, then on the No. 7 September-released EP Foot Tapping With The Shadows. In 1963 the second of the two was an A-Single in France ; also a B- in South Africa and Turkey.

1964 LP:
WALKIN'
First on the Cliff No. 2 LP (July) and No. 3 EP (August) entitled Wonderful Life.

1968 LP:
THE MAGICAL MRS CLAMPS
On the group-penned No. 30 LP shared with Cliff, Established 1958.

1977 B-Single:
CRICKET BAT BOOGIE
The flipside of the non-charting ANOTHER NIGHT; both numbers would appear a few months further on on the similarly poor-selling Tasty LP.

1977 LP:
RETURN TO THE ALAMO; MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE; BERMUDA TRIANGLE; CREOLE NIGHTS
All from Tasty. The first three (the first also in Finland in 1980) would be used subsequently as B-Singles, in 1980, 1978 and 1979 respectively.

1978 B-Single:
SWEET SATURDAY NIGHT
The flipside of the non-charting LOVE DELUXE.

1979 LP:
SONG FOR DUKE
On the chart-topping LP String Of Hits. That same year it would be used as a B-side to the non-charting RODRIGO'S GUITAR CONCERTO (the other way round in Holland, 1979 also).

1980 B-Single:
RUSK
The flipside of the No. 12 RIDERS IN THE SKY.

1980 B-Single:
FENDER BENDER
The flipside of the No. 50 EQUINOXE (PART V).

1980 LP:
MIDNIGHT CREEPIN'; CHANGE OF ADDRESS; ARTY'S PARTY; OUTDIGO
All on the No. 17 LP Change Of Address. All but the first of these would be used as B-Singles, in 1987, 1989 and 1987 respectively.

1981 B-Single:
THE FOURTH MAN
The flipside of the No. 44 Single THE THIRD MAN.

1981 B-Single:
SUMMER LOVE '59
The flipside of TELSTAR, the track would resurface the following month on the LP Hits Right Up Your Street.

1981 LP:
HATS OFF TO WALLY; THING-ME-JIG; COWBOY CAFÉ
All on the No. 15 LP Hits Right Up Your Street. The first two would be B-Singles in 1981 and 1984 respectively.

1982 B-Single:
SPOT THE BALL
The flipside of the vocal Single TREAT ME NICE.

1982 B-Single:
THE SHADY LADY
The flipside of THE THEME FROM MISSING.

1982 LP:
LIFE IN THE JUNGLE; CAT 'N' MOUSE; NO DANCING!; THE OLD ROMANTICS
All on the No. 24 LP Life In The Jungle. The second and third of these would serve as B-Singles in 1983 and 1986 respectively.

1983 B-Single:
ELEVENIS
The flipside of DIAMONDS.

1984 LP/ CD:
JOHNNY STACCATO; TURNING POINT
Both on the No. 98 Album Guardian Angel. The former would be used as a B-Single in April 1986, the latter in September 1986 on 7-inch and 12-inch Singles, and again in April 1989 as the third track of a 3-track CD Single.

1989 B-Single:
STACK-IT
This number was the flipside of MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, and in addition was the second track of a 3-track CD Single. It would reappear a month later on the No. 11 LP/ CD Steppin' To The Shadows.

#1B. Hank Marvin/ Bruce Welch/ Brian Bennett & Others 40 Entries

A high yield, the big three working in seven different combinations, the most productive partnership by far involving bassist John Rostill, who, as well as making his presence felt on a number of sparkling and dynamic tracks, had a hand in one of the group's all-time greats, THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGEL BUNT. John Farrar's contribution is less extensive (he functioned as a Shadow for a relatively short period), but widely admired.

Warren Bennett

1982 LP:
YOU RESCUE ME
On the No. 24 LP Life In The Jungle.

John Farrar

1973 A-Single:
TURN AROUND AND TOUCH ME

1973 B-Single:
JUNGLE JAM
A month later these tracks would appear in the LP listed next. EMI later re-released the Single with the sides reversed.

1973 LP:
HUMBUCKER; DEEP ROOTS; WIDE MOUTHED FROG; ROCKIN' WITH CURLY LEADS; GUTBUCKET; JUMPIN' JACK INPUT
All six on the No. 45 LP Rockin' With Curly Leads.

John Farrar/ Dave Richmond

1975 LP:
HONOURABLE PUFF PUFF
On the No. 30 LP Specs Appeal, later in 1975 used as a B-side.

Jet Harris

1962 B-Single:
STARS FELL ON STOCKTON
The flipside of the No. 1 Single WONDERFUL LAND.

Brian Locking

1964 LP:
BLUE SHADOWS
On the No. 2 LP Dance With The Shadows.

John Rostill

27 Titles: Overview
1964 THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGEL BUNT; RHYTHM AND GREENS; RANKA-CHANK; MAIN THEME; THE DRUM NUMBER; THE LUTE NUMBER; GENIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN LAMP; LITTLE PRINCESS; ME OH MY
1965 CHU-CHI; FRIENDS; ALICE IN SUNDERLAND
1966 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU; THE MAGIC DOLL; MAID MARION'S THEME; SCOTCH ON THE SOCKS; MY WAY; SPANISH MUSIC; Medley: FINDERS KEEPERS/ MY WAY/ PAELLA/ FIESTA
1967 THE FLYDER AND THE SPY; AUTUMN; JIGSAW; THE TOKAIDO LINE
1968 BANANA MAN
1997 NOTHING, FOLKS
2004 IN THE COUNTRY; I COULD EASILY FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)

1964 A-Single:
THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGEL BUNT
A No. 5 Single.

1964 A-Single:
RHYTHM AND GREENS
A No. 22 Single.

1964 EP:
RANKA-CHANK; MAIN THEME; THE DRUM NUMBER; THE LUTE NUMBER
The tracks which, together with the preceding, made up the No. 8 EP Rhythm And Greens. THE DRUM NUMBER played the part of a B-Single in Italy (issued with two different A-sides) and Peru.

1964 A-Single:
GENIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN LAMP

1964 B-Single:
LITTLE PRINCESS
Both sides of the No. 17 Single.

1964 LP:
ME OH MY
On the Cliff No. 13 LP (December 1964) Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp, then on a Shadows EP, the No. 14 Themes From 'Aladdin' (March 1965).

1965 B-Single:
CHU-CHI
The flipside of the No. 17 vocal, MARY ANNE.

1965 EP:
FRIENDS
On the EP referred to in the entry for ME OH MY above. An instrumental version of what was a vocal on the Cliff LP.

1965 B-Single:
ALICE IN SUNDERLAND
The flipside of the No. 19 Single STINGRAY. An A-side in Chile (/MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK) that year.

1966 LP:
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU; THE MAGIC DOLL; MAID MARION'S THEME
Three numbers, written by The Shadows for the pantomime 'Babes In The Wood' (in which they themselves did not appear), on the No. 5 LP Shadow Music.

1966 B-Single:
SCOTCH ON THE SOCKS
The flipside of the No. 42 vocal THE DREAMS I DREAM.

1966 LP:
MY WAY; SPANISH MUSIC; Medley: FINDERS KEEPERS/ MY WAY/ PAELLA/ FIESTA
First on the December 1965 No. 6 Cliff LP Finders Keepers; the first and the third were then featured on the non-charting EP The Shadows On Stage And Screen (May 1967).

1967 LP:
THE FLYDER AND THE SPY; AUTUMN
First on the January 1967 No. 30 Cliff LP Cinderella, then on the EP mentioned in the previous entry.

1967 LP:
JIGSAW
The opening track on the No. 8 LP of that name, also a Turkish A-side.

1967 LP:
THE TOKAIDO LINE
On the non-charting LP From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John.

1968 LP:
BANANA MAN
On the No. 30 commemorative LP shared with Cliff, Established 1958.

1997 CD:
NOTHING, FOLKS
A rough and ready leftover put out on the CD The Shadows At Abbey Road.

2004 CD:
IN THE COUNTRY; I COULD EASILY FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)
Two songs originally charting as Singles for Cliff (No. 6, 1966; No. 9, 1964), performed in the course of the Final Tour of 2004/2004 and put out on a 2CD/ DVD.

Alan Tarney

1977 A-Single:
ANOTHER NIGHT
A non-charting number that would appear shortly after on the LP Tasty.

Note: red font = vocal track



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