Mudcat Café message #4060001 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168087   Message #4060001
Posted By: andrew e
18-Jun-20 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: Apache recorded 60 years ago!
Subject: RE: Apache recorded 60 years ago!
Loved The Shadows and HBM. Listening to them now in the car makes me wonder how they would have sounded with a more Rocky drummer. The Shadows with Keith Moon! For me the drumming really dates them, compared to music a few years later. There's a video on YouTube with Jet Harris and a band playing Apache, and the drumming does sound like an Native American Indian sound. I read that Tony Meehan, after he left The Shadows [and had a couple of hits with Jet Harris on Decca], became an A and R manager for Decca records. I wonder if he was there when Decca turned down The Beatles?