Australian singles charts:
Sacha entered the Kent charts on 22 September 1969 and peaked at #15. The song was #86 on the Top 100 of 1969.
The song was on Hank Marvin which entered the Kent album charts on 23 February 1970 and peaked at #11.
16-year-old Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin) met Cliff Richard’s manager, Johnny Foster, who was looking for a guitarist for Cliff’s UK tour. That led to him becoming part of the Shadows, which often worked as Cliff’s backing band.
Since 1986, Marvin has lived in Perth, Western Australia where he performs and runs a recording studio.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Marvin
Jerry Lordan wrote Apache and other Shadows hits. Hank said:
“[Lordan] came to me and said, “We’ve written this thing you should record, called Sacha.” I said, “Why’s it called that?” “Because we started writing it as a song for Sacha Distel but it’d be a great instrumental.” You couldn’t get airplay in the UK for an instrumental in the late Sixties, unless it was from a film, but for some reason it took off in Australia and became the biggest record of 1969.”
Read more: theartsdesk.com/new-music/theartsdesk-qa-guitarist-hank-marvin
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