'The Beatles' Collaborator Tony Sheridan Passes Away
English rock and roll singer Tony Sheridan passed away last Saturday (February 16) in Hamburg, Germany due to complications arising from heart surgery, his daughter Wendy Clare Sheridan-McGinnity has confirmed.
The veteran rocker, who was 72-year-old at the time of his death, was famous for collaborating with the legendary rock band "The Beatles" on "My Bonnie" and "Ain't She Sweet," and played a major part in shaping up the Liverpudlians' music style.
"Tony was a good guy who we knew and worked with from the early days in Hamburg. We regularly watched his late night performances and admired his style. He will be missed," Sir Paul McCartney said.
Sheridan and the Beatles first met in 1960 in Hamburg, where the Fab Four had arrived to perform as a club band. Sheridan was already an established artist at that time, while the Beatles were just starting up and so they began following his musical style and the two parties also performed together on several occasions.
They also had several recording sessions together, and while nine of their collaborations like "The Saints", "Why (Can't You Love Me Again)", "Nobody's Child" made it to the mainstream audience, Sheridan and John Lennon claimed that there was some more material, which was never released.
The deceased artist has left behind two daughters and three sons, one of whom is his namesake and is an accomplished rockabilly musician in the US.
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