The Shadows

British pop/rock band that once backed Cliff Richard. Formed October 1959
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The Shadows

The Shadows Biography (Wikipedia)

The Shadows (originally known as the Drifters) were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968 and have also collaborated again on numerous reunion tours. The Shadows have placed 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars. As pioneers of the four-member instrumental format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their range covers pop, rock, surf rock and ballads with a jazz influence.

The core members from 1958 to 2015 were Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch. Along with the Fender guitar, another cornerstone of the Shadows sound was the Vox amplifier. The Shadows, with Cliff Richard, dominated British popular music in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the years before the Beatles. The Shadows' number one hits included "Apache", "Kon-Tiki", "Wonderful Land", "Foot Tapper" and "Dance On!". They disbanded in 1968, but reunited in the 1970s for further commercial success.

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The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt
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The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt
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Foot Tapper
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Foot Tapper
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Summer Holiday
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Summer Holiday
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Kon-Tiki
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Kon-Tiki
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Wonderful Land
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Wonderful Land
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Apache
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Apache
Sir Cliff Richard
On The Beach
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On The Beach
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The Young Ones
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The Young Ones
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Girl From Ipanema
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Girl From Ipanema
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Let Me Be The One
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Let Me Be The One
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F.B.I
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F.B.I
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Mary Anne
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Mary Anne
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Saturday Dance
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Saturday Dance
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Dance On
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Dance On
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