He played bass for The Shadows until Apr 1962 when he began his profession as a single artist. He performed clarinet as an adolescent and later constructed a four-string dual bass that he used an area jazz group. He was honored using the Fender Life time Achievement Prize in 1998 for rendering the bass electric guitar well-known in Britain. He was the just child of Costs and Winifred Harris. He performed in rings with Cliff Richards in the past due 1950s.