Jorgen Ingmann Passes

Jorgen Ingman passes
Jorgen Ingman with his then-wife, Grethe, in the ’60s.

Jorgen Ingman, the Danish jazz and pop guitarist who scored an international hit in 1961 with a version of The Shadows instrumental “Apache,” died March 21. He was 89.

Ingman’s first performances on guitar were with the jazz group Swe-Danes in the 1940s and early ’50s. Influenced by Les Paul, he later set up a studio where he employed multi-tracking techniques and effects using his own accompaniment on bass and drums. Using the name Jørgen Ingmann & His Guitar, he recorded the cover of “Apache” that charted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the U.S. He had several other hits in Europe.