There were two projects at least known as The Shadows. One was a roots reggae outfit that cut a few 7"s on Trojan Records. The other one is covered in detail below. The Shadows were the fore-runners of the guitar bands of the British pop scene of the swinging sixties. They began as the Drifters in the late fifties but changed the name to the Shadows to avoid confusion with an American group with the same name.