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Gary Pig Gold knows THE SHADOWS KNOW. Now You Can, Too.

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2021 by segarini

For those still salient enough to peg the launch of British Rock to the evening of February 9, 1964, when those “youngsters from Liverpool” landed as if from nowhere onto the stage of The Ed Sullivan Show, think of this:

A dozen years ago, a different U.K. band celebrated its fiftieth (!!)anniversary with a series of sold-out concerts at London’s mammoth O2 Arena.

At the height of their success, this band placed an astounding twenty-eight hits atop the European charts, have all told released over one hundred albums worldwide, and their lead singer was knighted by his Queen before Elton, Tom Jones, Jagger or even Paul McCartney was.

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