Tony Sheridan

Tony Sheridan
(born Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity,
21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013),
Was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was best known as an early collaborator of The Beatles, (though the record was labelled as being with “The Beat Brothers”), one of two non-Beatles (the other being Billy Preston) to receive label performance credit on a record with the group, and the only non-Beatle to appear as lead singer on a Beatles recording which charted as a single.
In 1958, at 18, he began appearing on Oh Boy, made by the ITV contractor ABC, playing electric guitar on such early Rock classics as “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Glad All Over”, “Mighty Mighty Man” and “Oh Boy!”. Sheridan was soon viewed as a very promising guitarist and as such was employed backing a number of singers, reportedly including Gene Vincent and Conway Twitty while they were in England..
Bert Kaempfert suggested that Sheridan and the Beatles make some recordings together. Sheridan plays on all of his tracks. These sessions produced Sheridan’s “My Bonnie” and “The Saints”, and the Beatles’ “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Cry for a Shadow” (formerly titled “Beatle Bop”), plus three other songs.,

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