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THIS STORY LAST UPDATED: 24 June 2004 1053 BST
Interview with The Shadows
The Shadows
Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin of The Shadows on Top of the Pops in 1975

BBC Radio Wiltshire's Geoff Barker recently met up with Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin of The Shadows.

Listen to the interview.

Legendary twangy guitar band The Shadows recently played at Bournemouth's International Centre and BBC Radio Wiltshire's resident rock n'n roll guru Geoff Barker was on hand to interview Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin from the band.

The Shadows, who started out as Cliff Richard's backing band - The Drifters have enjoyed a career spanning nearly 50 years in the music industry. In the early 60s the band became Britain's most successful instrumental group and had a string of hits including 'Apache', 'F.B.I.' and 'Kon-Tiki'.

Their latest greatest hits double CD set 'Life Story' recently went gold in the UK album charts and the band's current 'farewell tour' has proved extremely popular on the live rock 'n' roll nostalgia circuit.

Earlier this month, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett were each awarded an OBE, although Hank declined the honour.

Geoff Barker spoke to Bruce and Hank before their Bournemouth gig to look back over an amazing career, where he touched on the creation of their trademark sound and prised some interesting anecdotes from these elder statesmen of rock 'n' roll.

Click below to listen to the interview in streaming Real Audio.

INTERVIEW WITH THE SHADOWS
Click here to listen to BBC Radio Wiltshire's Geoff Barker in conversation with Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin of The Shadows.
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