F.B.I. (instrumental)

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"F.B.I."
Single by The Shadows
A-side F.B.I.
B-side Midnight (Marvin, Welch)
Released February 1961
Format 45rpm 7" single
Genre Instrumental Rock
Label Columbia 45-DB 4580
Writer(s) Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, Tony Meehan
The Shadows singles chronology
"Man of Mystery/The Stranger" "F.B.I." "The Frightened City"

"F.B.I." is an instrumental rock tune recorded by the British group The Shadows, written by Peter Gormley. It was released by EMI as a single in February 1961 on the Columbia label with "Midnight" (Marvin, Welch) as the B-side. It spent 19 weeks in the UK Top 40 pop chart reaching #6 on two separate occasions in mid-February and mid-March 1961.

It was released in the USA in July 1961 on the Atlantic records label with "The Frightened City" (Paramor) as the B-side.

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Jethro Tull's "From a Deadbeat To an Old Greaser," a cut from the album "Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die," contains the line "When bombs were banned every Sunday and the Shadows did F.B.I.".

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