Tuesday, 19 February 2013

SONG FOR TODAY: Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers - My Bonnie

Dedicated to the memory of Tony Sheridan, who died a few days ago on February 16th 2013.  Sheridan met The Beatles (then featuring Pete Best in Ringo Starr's place on the drumkit) in the early 1960s in Hamburg, Germany. Then a well-known figure on the Hamburg club scene, he joined forces with The Beatles to record a number of rock 'n' roll tracks and standards including 'My Bonnie', 'Ain't She Sweet' and 'When The Saints Go Marching In' under the name Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers

McCartney called larger-than-life Sheridan 'The Teacher' – it was Sheridan who orchestrated the band's pre-fame look of leather bomber jackets and cowboy boots and introduced them to imported American R&B records by the likes of Little Richard.


1 comment:

  1. Formidable !
    Merci pour lui, et pour nous !
    Oscar.

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