Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beatleobit: Tony Sheridan

Tony Sheridan's death has been reported again and this time, it's for real.

He was previously killed off during a tour for the troops in Vietnam; a band member died in an attack but the incorrect report of Sheridan's death outpaced the news that he was safe.

Norfolk-born Sheridan is best known for having - briefly - The Beatles as a backing band; the sessions they recorded together guaranteed him a place in rock history, albeit as a cross-reference, and a source of income.

Unlike The Beatles, Sheridan stayed in Germany - working the clubs, appearing on radio; he was still working as recently as 2008, playing on Dave Humphrie's album ... And So It Goes.

At the time of his death, Sheridan was reported to have been working as an advisor to a film team planning a movie about the Hamburg scene.

Tony Sheridan died February 16th; he was 72.

No comments:

Post a Comment

As a general rule, posts will only be deleted if they reek of spam.