On This Day

Tony Sheridan

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Tony Sheridan

Profession: Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist


Biography: He was best known as an early collaborator of "The Beatles."

Born: May 21, 1940
Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: February 16, 2013 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Died during heart surgery

Historical Events

  • 1961-06-24 Tony Sheridan, backed by the Beatles, records "If You Love Me Baby" (aka "Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby") in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1962-01-05 Tony Sheridan & Beatles record "My Bonnie" & "The Saints", produced by Bert Kaempfert, in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1962-05-24 The Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Swanee" in Hamburg, Germany to close out their contract with Bert Kaempfert; Tony Sheridan later dubs vocal over tracks
  • 1962-08-28 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers (The Beatles) record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1962-10-18 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
  • 1963-01-31 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers (later known as The Beatles) record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"