Saturday, May 18, 2024

Tony Sheridan, of the pre-Beatles, Dies at 72


I feel like I’ve been staring at Tony Sheridan’s name on the original pre-Beatles album for most of my life. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe were Sheridan’s back up band in Hamburg in 1960. Nine songs were recorded with Sheridan as lead singer. Here’s the New York Times obit:



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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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