Marvin, Welch and Bennett appeared together as special guests at Marty Wilde's 50th anniversary concert at the London Palladium on 27 May , performing "Move It" with Wilde on vocals. On 11 December , Richard and the Shadows performed at the Royal Variety Performance , at the same time announcing their forthcoming 50th anniversary tour. A new album, Reunited , featuring mostly rerecorded versions of their own hits, reached number four in the UK Albums Chart in The Shadows are difficult to categorise because of their stylistic range, which includes pop , rock , surf rock and ballads with a jazz influence.
Most tunes are instrumental rock , with a few vocal numbers. Their rhythmic style is primarily on the beat , with little syncopation. The Shadows and their management did not exploit commercial opportunities such as self-promotion via artwork.
They allowed Vox to produce metallic badges in a script typeface, with the group name on the front bottom right corner of all three Vox cabinets sometime during the early s. This badge became the "default" band logo but was never commercially exploited by the group.
The Shadows never used the logo on the front of the bass drum, preferring to allow Meehan and Bennett to use their names instead. Belatedly, the logo was used once on the front artwork of the original studio album Specs Appeal. As of , the logo still remains untrademarked and uncopyrighted. In lieu of a proper band logo, four silhouettes of the original line-up, in ascending order of height, were used as a pseudo-logo on concert programme covers and artwork projects such as sheet music, EP and album covers.
The original artwork group silhouette was modified each time a member changed: the last version featured Brian Bennett and Rostill in the late s. During the s, EMI dropped the silhouettes, preferring to use three guitar necks or colour photos of the Shadows.
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During the later s, Polydor used a red Fender Stratocaster with white scratch plate as a symbol. On the show was this black American band called the Treniers. Hank Marvin and I were at the back, and we were really impressed at the way the saxophone players moved in unison, taken, I suppose, from the Glenn Miller days.
It looked fantastic and we thought, "We must do something like that because it looks so interesting from the front. The Shadows developed sequences using their bodies and guitars in tempo with the music, such as 'the walk'. It has been copied by other groups as part of their Top of the Pops performances, notably Mud , the Rubettes , Showaddywaddy and Yellow Dog. This was varied throughout a gig during certain numbers, for example "FBI". During the s, rather than play in a static posture during an instrumental number, or using the walk, their live act was refined to include another movement.
This featured Marvin, Welch and the bassist moving their guitars in time, or in sequence, with note or chord changes. Occasionally, during other instrumentals, this guitar presentation is re-engineered with Marvin and Welch acting out of sequence or alternating. When the group performed the popular live number "Shadoogie" originally a track on their first LP , Hank and Bruce would walk forward whilst the bass player would walk back - and vice versa.
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