posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 03:52 PM
O'l 'Stiffy' and The Shadows were a polished rock and roll group at the start. Of course The Shadows sound with instrumentals became big in their
own right. I don't think there is any musician in the UK that would not tip their hat to Cliff and The Shadows and what they were doing in the early
days, and the sound that was produced, and even now young guys will come and ask us at a gig, "Do you do any Shadows stuff" that would include Cliff
for the early records. Probably Cliff's biggest success was the knack of reinventing himself, most notably when collaborating with John Farrar, some
of the stuff he did then was really good as a solo artist, but still with artifacts of the recordings in his backing band. Sorry, I can't put
'Stiffy, or The Shadows into room 101.