I’d like to see greater TV coverage of purely instrumentalist groups of my youth

I’ve just listened to Hank Marvin on BBC4 “top of the pops” play “she was beautiful”. For some reason, he was never accorded the recognition that he deserved.

The records that he and The Shadows produced were a big part of my youth.
They were an inspiration to the Beatles, I was told.
However; they were always discounted as merely the backing group to Cliff Richard.
This was probably a disservice .
If Cliff had died young like Freddie Mercury did, then Hank would perhaps have achieved the same prominence as Brian May but more deservedly so.
Life can be unfair.
It’d be nice if Shadows numbers received the same air time as vocals of that era.
BBc4 should do a homage to the shadows and other rock instrumentalists such as Duane Eddy, Johnny and the Hurricanes etc.


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