The recording for 'Apache' was done at the EMI Abbey Road Studio in London, June 1960. Singer-guitarist Joe Brown had bought an Italian-built guitar echo chamber. He didn't like it and gave it to Hank Marvin. Marvin developed a new sound using the chamber with heavy vibrato using the tremolo arm of his Fender Stratocaster. Percussion was by Tony Meehan (drums) and Cliff Richard, who played a Chinese drum at the beginning and end to provide an atmosphere of stereotypically Native American music. It topped the UK singles chart for five weeks, a month after the recording.