|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock and roll 60s beat oldies rock rock 'n' roll british the beatles rock n roll merseybeat old|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
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Anthony Sheridan McGinnity, 21 May 1940, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Sheridan formed his first band, the Saints, in 1955, before moving to London. There he joined Vince Taylor And The Playboys in early 1959, with whom he played a residency in Hamburg, Germany. A popular attraction at clubs such as the Kaiserkeller with the Jets, that group soon evolved into the Beat Brothers with a line-up of Sheridan (vocals/guitar), Ken Packwood (guitar), Rick Richards (guitar), Colin Melander (bass), Ian Hines (keyboards) and Jimmy Doyle (drums), although their various formations changed almost constantly. Some of the more interesting personnel to pass through the Beat Brothers in these nebulous days at the Kaiserkeller were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. This line-up undertook a recording session in 1961 with producer Bert Kaempfert at the controls, recording My Bonnie and The Saints among other songs. By the...