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Brian Locking b.Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, December 22, 1940 was bass guitarist with The Shadows 1962-1963. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Bedworth is a market town in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district of Warwickshire, England. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... 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. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ...


He began playing double bass in several bands, notably with Lincolnshire-based rocker Vince Eager (born Roy Taylor, 4 June 1940, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire). He switched to bass guitar, later joining The Wildcats, backing group of rock singer Marty Wilde. A fellow Wildcat was drummer and future Shadow Brian Bennett. He also played several other instruments, including clarinet (nicknamed the licorice stick), which earned Locking the nickname 'Licorice.' Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... // The now widespread name Lincoln originated in a city in eastern England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Marty Wilde (b. ... Brian Bennett is a drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and producer of popular music. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...


When Marty Wilde parted company from The Wildcats, they changed their name to the Krew Kats and recorded instrumentals with modest success. Drummer Brian Bennett left to join The Shadows. In April 1962 Licorice himself was invited to join The Shadows to replace Jet Harris. Marty Wilde (b. ... Brian Bennett is a drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and producer of popular music. ... The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... 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. ...


Stylistically, Licorice Locking had a solid "less is more" approach, which was the obverse of Harris's adventurous hard-driving style. The Shadows's sound changed as a result. Locking played on some of The Shadows's best tracks, including Dance On, Foot Tapper and Atlantis. He also played the harmonica in live shows and on his signature album track Dakota. He appeared in the Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday. The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ...


After being in The Shadows for only eighteen months, Brian Locking left to pursue his Jehovah's Witness activities. The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ...


He briefly played with The Shadows again, while his successor John Rostill was hospitalised. The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... John Rostill was a talented bass guitarist and composer recruited by the group The Shadows to replace Brian Locking. ...


After all that he went on to play at Shadows fan clubs all over the country.

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

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