Apache is probably the most popular instrumental recorded by the Shadows and was their first hit in 1960 whilst still backing Cliff Richard. It was written by Jerry Lordan and stayed at the number one position in the charts for five weeks. Cliff played a chinese drum on the intro and outro of the original recording. This version features James Golden on lead guitar.
A few clips from the Cliff As If and the Golden Shadows show at the Windmill Theatre in Littlehampton - 2nd August 2019. This video includes live clips of 'Do You Wanna Dance', 'Gee Whiz It's You', 'The Young Ones' and 'Apache'. Thanks to Phil Rablin for the video clips.
Wonderful Land written by Jerry Lordan and originally released by the Shadows in 1962. It reached the number one spot and stayed there for 8 weeks. It was the first Shadows hit to feature orchestral strings. This version features the Golden Shadows lead guitarist James Golden
Foot Tapper was the Shadows tenth single and was released in 1963 when it became the Shadows fifth number one record. It was featured in the Cliff Richard film 'Summer Holiday' and was for many years the theme tune to the BBC's 'Sounds of the Sixties' radio show with Brian Matthew. This version features James Golden on lead guitar.
Dance On was the ninth UK hit single by the Shadows and their fourth number one. It was realeased in December 1962. A vocal version was a hit for Kathy Kirby in 1963. This version features James Golden on lead guitar.