Beatles Collaborator, Tony Sheridan Dies Aged 72

Category: Society / Feb 18, 2013 11:07AM EDT
British singer and guitarist Tony Sheridan died aged 72 on Saturday (February 16. The tragic news was confirmed by the musician’s family. The singer, who was an early collaborator of The Beatles, died in Hamburg, Germany. A statement from his family posted on on Saturday read: "Our beloved father and friend! Thank you for your love and inspiration. You left us today at 12.00 pm." 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, The Saints and Ain't She Sweet.