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Tony Sheridan dies; singer backed by Beatles on 'My Bonnie' was 72
Tony Sheridan dies; singer backed by Beatles on 'My Bonnie' was 72

The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a crucial component of their early repertoire. It was a Scottish folk song, "My Bonnie," a recording made in 1961 — two years before Beatlemania erupted. On that record, Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr's predecessor in the group, drummer Pete Best, backed another British rocker, Tony Sheridan. Sheridan, 72, died Saturday in Hamburg, Germany, according to an announcement from his family on...

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