Jet Harris was THE Bass player in Britain from 1959 to 1963....!
John Entwistle of The Who was a fan...as were MANY Bass players....!
Jet played Bass guitar like a Lead instrument....listen to "F.B.I.", "The Boys", "Quartermasster Stores", "South of The Border", - these early Shadows tracks feature Jet playing with his amp turned right up ! - his style combined Rock & Jazz style improvisation playing ...listen to "Nivram"
Having left The Shadows early in 1962 he first had solo hits with "Besame Mucho" & "Man With The Golden Arm"...then stunned everyone by teaming with fellow Ex-Shadow Tony Meehan...imagine Entwistle & Moon as a combo ! ...for Jerry Lordan's "Diamonds"...which kicked their old Band The Shadows off top spot in Britain in 1963 !
they had further hits with "Scarlett O'Hara" (number two) & "Applejack" (number six)....but then Jet was badly injured in a car smash...he almost died...which effectively ended his Pop career....until recent years when Thankfully our very own "Mr. bass Man" finally returned to making some great new instrumental music....check out any of his later CD's !
Jet is a legendary Bass player & a fine guitarist too !