Shane Fenton & The Fentones

Shane Fenton & The Fentones

n the early 1960s, Shane Fenton and The Fentones were an unknown teenage band who recorded a demo tape and mailed it in to a BBC programme with the hope of being picked to appear on TV. While awaiting a reply from the BBC, the band's 17 year old singer Shane Fenton (born John Theakstone, 1944–1961) died as a result of the rheumatic fever he had suffered in childhood. The rest of the band (guitarists Gerry Wilcox and Mick Hay, bassist "Bonny" and drummer Bobby Elliott) decided to break up, but then unexpectedly received a letter from the BBC inviting them to come to London to audition in person for the programme. Theakstone's mother asked the band to stay together, and to keep its name, in honour of her son's memory. Bernard William Jewry (later known as Alvin Stardust), who was a roadie with the group at the time, was asked to become the new Shane Fenton. The combo had a handful of hits in the UK Singles Chart, basing their sound on that of The Shadows.

Title Album Genre Tools
Lover's Guitar Complete As & Bs Pop, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Pop and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Key:
E♭
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Game Day, In Love, Morning After, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Rockabilly and Surf
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Complete As & Bs
Release Year:
1962
Track ID:
39784
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