When the Beatles first went into the studio, the band’s debut single proved more than drummer Ringo Starr could handle.
Enter Andy White.
The veteran session drummer was summoned to Abbey Road where he joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison for the group’s first release, “Love Me Do.”
The song, all 2 minutes and 22 seconds of it, was a hit, but after the session, White never played with the Beatles again.
White, who played on songs by Tom Jones and Herman's Hermits, among others, died Monday at his home in Caldwell, N.J., after suffering a stroke days earlier, said his wife, Thea. He was 85.