DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Tony Sheridan (aged 72)
British singer-songwriter, musician
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.
DEATH: Tony Sheridan died on 16 February 2013 in Hamburg, after undergoing heart surgery.