Sheridan was 72 and died at his home in Hamburg, Germany. He was the guitarist and singer-songwriter who is said to have “taught” and coached The Beatles to stardom. Before the group made it big, Sheridan used the Beatles as his backup band.
Sheridan performed on the group’s first commercial recording in 1960. But they didn’t call them The Beathes. They went by the name “Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers.” Back then, the band members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. Video of Sheridan performing in 1966 can be found below. A "Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers" album cover along with the audio of one of the group's songs can be found in this YouTube link.
Paul McCartney reportedly called Sheridan “the teacher.” Tony Sheridan is survived by three sons and two daughters.
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