I well remember buying a record done by him when he paired up with Tony Meeham (?) called "Besame Mucho". I tried, quite often, and not as successfully, playing that on various guitars... including the bass.
If I remember correct, when he left the Shadows he had a very chequered history, but I didn't realise that he was still performing upto this this stage. Or that he was given a recent MBE. The newspapers seemed to have kept that quiet?.
I used to print his photos in the 90s. He was living in Gloucester at the time and decided to start photographing animals. A very unassuming and polite man. I also did many copies of original his B&W photos, taken in the 60s, with Jet and the likes of The Beatles, Stones etc.