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Music: The Shadows – Apache
‘Apache’, written by Jerry Lordan, was a number one hit for the Shadows in 1960. It had originally been recorded by Bert Weedon, whose version got to number 24 in the same year. The Shadows took over as Cliff Richard’s backing group in the early 1960s. Hank Marvin was the ‘face’ of the Shadows and many young teenagers aspired to create that inspirational sound with a guitar. Marvin played the Fender Stratocaster and gave the group their distinctive sound. The Shadows had a long string of instrumental hits alongside the hits with Cliff.