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Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan dies


British singer/guitarist Tony Sheridan, an early collaborator of The Beatles, has died. He was 72.

Sheridan passed away on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. Further details of his death were unavailable as WENN went to press.

Sheridan is best known for singing on some of the Fab Four's earliest recordings after meeting a young John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and original drummer Pete Best in the early 1960s in Germany. The Beatles served as his back-up band in the Hamburg club scene, and they joined forces to record tracks including "My Bonnie" and "Ain't She Sweet."

A statement from his family posted on Facebook on Saturday reads, "Our beloved father and friend! Thank you for your love and inspiration. You left us today at 12.00 pm."

Feb 24, 2013 7:17PM
Tony was a great guitar player...way ahead of his time. Fast, fluid and getting a distorted sound before anyone else was doing that. I still listen to the album he did with the Beatles. RIP Tony!
Feb 17, 2013 4:22PM
Sad day for the music world. Even his songs without the Beatles were great. Goodbye to another legend.
Feb 17, 2013 12:26PM

Thank you Tony for all the years of Music you've given us and the world.  You were a major trend setter before the term was even popular.  Sing on with John and George.


Feb 17, 2013 12:17PM
An artist once wrote, "...this morning, this evening, so soon!"   And so it is that we must bear the loss of another influence from the past.   Thank you for your influence and presence!
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