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Encyclopedia > Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett is a drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and producer of popular music. He is best known as drummer of the UK Rock n roll group The Shadows. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ...


Biography

Brian Bennett was born on 9th February 1940 in Palmers Green, North London, England. Educated at Hazlewood School, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill School, he left at age 16 to play drums in a skiffle group for holiday makers in Ramsgate. After returning to London and playing in several groups, he became a member of Marty Wilde's Wilde Cats in 1959. After a successful period with the Wilde Cats, during which he appeared on their instrumental record without Wilde (recorded as the Krew Kats), Trambone, he backed Tommy Steele for some of his London stage performances, and in October 1961 he joined The Shadows as replacement for Tony Meehan. He stayed with the group for all their subsequent line-ups and as of May 2005 is currently taking part in an European tour. As well as his work with the Shadows he is also a prolific composer, particularly of soundtrack music for films and television programmes, including The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Pulaski. He also appeared in Cliff Richard's backing band and plays piano and occasionally vibraphone. He is also an orchestral conductor, having learned how to arrange and conduct music for orchestras from a correspondence course. His son Warren Bennett formerly played keyboards for the band Glass Ties' and is also a composer and producer. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Palmers Green is a place in the London Borough of Enfield. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Palmers Green is a place in the London Borough of Enfield. ... Ramsgate is an English seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent. ... Marty Wilde (b. ... Tommy Steele (born December 17, 1936 in Bermondsey, London, England) is a British entertainer. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Tony Meehan, (March 2, 1943 – November 28, 2005), was one of the founder members of the British group The Shadows, along with Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... A typical Ludwig-Musser vibraphone. ... Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ...

The Shadows
Hank Marvin | Bruce Welch | Brian Bennett
Jet Harris | Tony Meehan | Brian Locking | John Rostill | Ian Samwell | Terry Smart
Production
Norrie Paramor | Peter Vince | Warren Bennett | Abbey Road Studios
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Cliff Richard | 1960s


The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... Hank B. Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin, 28 October 1941, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is the lead guitarist of the (mainly) instrumental group The Shadows, formed initially as a backing band for Cliff Richard. ... Bruce Welch is a UK guitarist, songwriter, producer and singer, best known as a member of The Shadows. ... Jet Harris (real name Terence Harris) was the bass guitarist and leader of The Shadows until April 1962 Terence Harris was born on 6 July 1939 in Kingsbury, Middlesex, England. ... Tony Meehan, (March 2, 1943 – November 28, 2005), was one of the founder members of the British group The Shadows, along with Jet Harris, Hank B. Marvin and Bruce Welch. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Rostill was a talented bass guitarist and composer recruited by the group The Shadows to replace Brian Locking. ... Ian Ralph Samwell (born in London, January 19, 1937, died March 13, 2003) is an english musician, songwriter and producer. ... Norrie Paramor is best known as a record producer, but was also a composer, arranger, and orchestral conductor. ... The legendary recording studio Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, England is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock artists: The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and The Shadows. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...

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Drummerworld: Brian Bennett (351 words)
BRIAN BENNETT was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most sought-after percussionists around.
By the mid 1970s, Brian was in demand as an arranger, conductor and record producer and had already started composing for film and television.
In 2001, Brian was the proud recipient of the Gold Badge Award given by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters Society.
Brian Bennett - Drum Solo Artist (586 words)
This was the year in which he was invited to step into the Shadows, already Britain's leading pop group, and with Brian on the drumstool, the Shadows scaled new heights as performers and songwriters, both with and without Cliff Richard.
Brian wrote many of their greatest hits, including (with Bruce Welch) one of the most performed songs of the last century - 'Summer Holiday'.
In the later part of the Sixties, Brian was more often to be found directing and conducting an orchestra than on Shadow duty, becoming one of the country's most in-demand arrangers, working as musical director for Cliff Richard, Demis Roussos and many other artists.
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