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The Shadows 2004 tour

It was during a hot summer day in June 1960 that THE SHADOWS entered Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record 'Apache', the track that was to become the instrumental hit of the decade. It shot to No. 1, became an instant classic and saw the start of a string of over thirty hits – including another four No.1’s, ‘Wonderful Land’, ‘Kon-Tiki’, ‘Dance On’ and ‘Foot Tapper’ - for the group who pioneered the now familiar band line up of two guitars, bass and drums. ‘Apache’ was also responsible for inspiring a new generation of artists such as Eric Clapton, Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend of The Who and Queen’s Brian May to take up the guitar. THE SHADOWS quickly became instrumental heroes; they developed a polished, crisp sound and had a unique knack for drawing out the sweetest melodies in their most haunting form.

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