CXLIV: APACHE. Continues next week.
BEFORE IT WAS A
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
The Shadows scored a #1 hit single with "Apache" in 1960. It was one of the defining instrumentals of the Sixties. "Apache" was originally slated for Bert Weedon, but his version was delayed. It was finally issued around the same time as The Shadows' single. In the end, the group's take fared better on the UK chart and internationally.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’. You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at: