The Shadows' third single, and the performance upon which their entire reputation -- and much of their repertoire -- would be based, "Apache" was a pulse-pounding rip through a Jerry Lordan instrumental, all twanging guitars and tribal rhythms, which took the U.K. chart by storm in early 1960. It was one of the most sensational records of the age, and debuted what, unbeknownst to many observers, would prove one of the most sensational groups. Hitherto, after all, the Shadows had been known only as Cliff Richard's backing band, a nifty little combo with a penchant for rattling out the occasional number when the boss man wasn't looking. Now, however, they were off and running, and while in America the Shadows' version was utterly over-shadowed by a less-than-intricate cover by Jorgen Ingmann, "Apache" is widely credited among the most influential 45s of the pre-Beatles era. The impetus for an entire generation of would-be guitar-slingers to leap up in emulation of the bespectacled Hank Marvin, it has been cited as a major inspiration by more guitarists than most people could name.