"The Shadows" – практически единственная английская инструментальная группа, добившаяся мирового успеха. Их звезда взошла в апреле 1960, когда сингл "Apache" шесть недель занимал первое место в национальном хит-параде.

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The Shadows are an English instrumental and vocal rock and roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s.

Formed initially as a backing band for Cliff Richard, they took the name The Drifters until finding out that there was already a thriving American band with that name. The original members were founder Ken Pavey (born 1932), Terry Smart on drums (born 1942), Norman Mitham on guitar (born 1941), Ian Samwell on guitar and Harry Webb (before he became Cliff) on guitar and vocals. The original Drifters had no bass player. Samwell wrote the group's first hit record "Move It" which is often mistakenly attributed to "Cliff Richard and The Shadows". None of the original Drifters were still in the group at the time they officially became The Shadows.

The name was changed to Cliff Richard and The Shadows shortly after first manager Johnny Foster discovered the group, and they were quickly signed up for an appearance on Jack Good's Oh Boy! television series. Producer Norrie Paramor of EMI signed Cliff, and asked Johnny Foster to recruit a better guitarist, so Foster went back to...

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