The Shadowsplay artist mix
The Shadows are a British instrumental rock group, and Cliff Richard's backing band, with a total of 69 UK-charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s, 35 of which are credited to the Shadows and 34 to Cliff Richard and the Shadows. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK's beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars in their own right. As pioneers of the four-member instrumental format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their wide stylistic range covers pop, rock, surf rock, and ballads with a jazz influence.