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FlinterFile: Marvin, Welch & Farrar- Lady Of The Morning

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In 1971, Marvin, Welch & Farrar (MWF) released one of their few singles. The trio was formed by Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch, both former members of the Shadows, and John Farrar, who came from the Stranglers. Though they tried hard to get the audience used to their new style, the audience did not pick their new style up: they kept asking for the old songs from the Shadows. Lady Of The Morning was a minor hit in the Netherlands, peaking at number 34. Enjoy

Marvin, Welch & Farrar- Lady Of The Morning

Song of the day: The Shadows- Apache

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There was an instrumental song, written by Jerry Lordan, which has been on number one in the UK for five weeks. The original was recorded by the Shadows in 1960, which also was their first big hit in the world. Hank Marvin had gotten an Italian echo-chamber from Joe Brown, which he used on the single. Bruce Welsh borrowed a guitar from Cliff Richard, who would be playing the drum in the beginning and the end. The song would be one of the first steps to the rock sound of the Beatles. Enjoy

The Shadows- Apache