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Tony Sheridan (born Andrew Esmond Sheridan McGinnity on May 21, 1940), is an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist. May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... The acoustic archtop guitar, used in Jazz music, features steel strings. ...

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Biography

In his early life, Sheridan was influenced by his parents' interest in classical music, and by age seven, he had learned to play the violin. He eventually came to play guitar, and in 1956, formed his first band. In 1958, at 18, he began appearing on the BBC's Oh Boy, playing electric guitar. He was eventually offered a contract to perform at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg, Germany. Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television) and the world. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... The smaller Alster lake at dusk Hamburg (Low German: Hamborg, [haˑmbɔːχ]) is the second largest city in Germany and with Hamburg Harbour, its principal port, Hamburg is also the second largest port city in the European Union. ...


While performing in Hamburg between 1960 and 1963, Sheridan employed various backup bands. In 1961 one such band, who had met Sheridan during their first visit to Hamburg in 1960, and who worked with him on their second, was The Beatles. At the time The Beatles were composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best. When German Polydor agent Bert Kaempfert saw the pairing on stage, he suggested that they make some recordings together. In 1962, after a series of singles (the first of which, "My Bonnie"/"The Saints" made it to #5 in the Hit Parade), Polydor released the album My Bonnie across Germany. Although The Beatles had enjoyed the joke in their stage performances, "Beatles" was judged to sound too similar to the German "Pidels" (pronounce peedles), the plural of a slang term for the penis, to be released under that name, and the album was credited to "Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers". After The Beatles had gained fame, the album was re-released in Britain, with the credit altered to "Tony Sheridan and The Beatles". 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their groundbreaking role in the history of popular music. ... John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist for The Beatles. ... Sir Paul McCartney on stage in Prague, June 6, 2004 Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... George Harrison, MBE (24 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... The Beatles, early 1962: (l-r) Pete, George, Paul and John. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Bert Kaempfert CD cover Bert Kaempfert (also Kämpfert) (b. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... My Bonnie was a 1962 album by Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, better known as the Beatles. ... The penis (plural penises or penes) or phallus is an external male sexual organ. ...


By 1967, Sheridan had become disillusioned with his Beatle-brought fame. As he was more concerned by the Vietnam War Sheridan agreed to perform for the Allied troops. While in Vietnam however, the band that he had assembled was fired upon and one of the members was killed. Reuters reported that Sheridan himself had died. For his work entertaining the Allies, Sheridan was made an honorary Captain of the United States army. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 230,000 South Vietnamese wounded: 300,000 US dead... Reuters Group plc LSE: RTR NASDAQ: RTRSY is best known as a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ...


In the early 1970s, Sheridan managed a German radio program of blues music, which was well-received. In 1978, the Star Club was reopened, and Sheridan performed there along with Elvis Presley's TCB Band. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened April 13, 1962 and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder und Horst Fascher. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


On August 13, 2002, Sheridan released Vagabond, a collection largely of his own material, but also including a new cover version of "Skinny Minnie", a song he had years earlier recorded for his first album. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... In popular music a cover version is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


Today, Tony Sheridan lives with his wife Anna in Seestermühe, a village north of Hamburg. In addition to music he's interested in heraldry and designs coats of arms. Heraldry is the science and art of designing, displaying, describing and recording coats of arms and badges, as well as the formal ceremonies and laws that regulate the use and inheritance of arms. ... Heraldry is the science and art of describing of coats-of-arms, also referred to as achievements or armorial bearings. ...


Discography

  • My Bonnie with The Beat Brothers/Beatles (1962)
  • Just A Little Bit of Tony Sheridan with The Big Six (1964)
  • My Babe with The Big Six (1965)
  • Live in Berlin '73 (1974)
  • On My Mind (private release) 1976
  • Ich lieb Dich so (1986)
  • Historical Moments with Rod Davis (2001)
  • Vagabond (2002)

My Bonnie was a 1962 album by Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, better known as the Beatles. ... See also: 1961 in music, other events of 1962, 1963 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - The Beatles and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes both audition at Decca Records, a company which has the option of signing one group only. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ...

References

  • PayBack Productions (2001, 2002) About Tony, retrieved Dec. 28, 2004
  • http://www.tony-sheridan.de/start/biography.php?lang=en, retrieved Dec. 28, 2004
  • Daniels, Frank (1998, 2000, 2001) The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, retrieved Jan. 1, 2005

External links

  • The Official Tony Sheridan Homepage (English and German)

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Tony Sheridan - definition of Tony Sheridan in Encyclopedia (434 words)
Tony Sheridan, born Andrew Esmond Sheridan McGinnity, May 21, 1940, is an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist.
At home, Sheridan was influenced by his parents' interest in classical music, and by age seven, he had learned to play the violin.
By 1967, Sheridan had become disillusioned with his Beatle-brought fame, and was more concerned by the Vietnam War, and agreed to perform for the Allied troops.
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