Casting a long shadow

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The Shadows is the great British instrumental rock and roll group and the original line-up was Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welsh, Jet Harris and Tony Meeham.

When they signed to Columbia Records, produced by the late Norrie Paramor since January 1959 and the first release Feelin’ Fine as the Drifters also with Jet Black – Driftin’. It did not make the British charts and later they changed their name to The Shadows to avoid confusion with the American vocal group The Drifters of the same name.

At the end of the year with Saturday Dance coupled on the other side Lonesome Fella and the fourth release Apache written by the late Jerry Lordan reached number one in the British charts and stayed there for five weeks in the summer of 1960, also voted the best record of the year.

Backing the British rock and roll superstar Cliff Richard and the wonderful famous hits including Man of Mystery, The Stranger, FBI, Midnight, The Frightened City, Back Home, Quartermaster’s Stores, Mustang, Shotgun, Kon-Tiki, 36-24-36, The Savage, Peace Pipe, Wonderful Land, Stars Fell On Stockton, Guitar Tango, What A Lovely Tune, Dance On, Sweet Dreams, All Day, Foot Tapper, Shadoogie, Blue Star, Tales of a Raggy Tramline, South of the Border, Atlantis, Shindig, Shazam, Theme for Young Lovers, It’s a Man’s World, Rhythm and Greens, Blue Shadows, Brazil, Next Time I See Mary Anne, Stingray, Alice in Sunderland, The Warlord, I Met a Girl, Late Night Set, A Place in the Sun, Scotch on the Socks, Les Girls and Five Hundred Miles.

The Shadows are the great rock and roll music of the sixties.

Terry Christie,