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Tony Sheridan
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:37:02 AM »
A mainstay of any good Beatles collection was some form of the budget album, The Beatles, Featuring Tony Sheridan.  Mine looked like



Tony Sheridan, singer who lent lead vocals to first Beatles recordings, dead at 72

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 11:46:14 AM »
Wow, I have never, ever heard of this cat. How did such an anomalous chunk of Beatles history escape my attention? This is like finding out that Jim Johnson sang lead vocals on the first Led Zeppelin album that I never heard of... or that Pete Hanson sang lead vocals on the first Judas Priest album that I never heard of. Or.... you get the picture. WTF?

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 12:16:13 PM »
Well, now that you mention it, Keith Relf sang on the first Led Zeppelin album.   ::stirpot::

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The version I have has an extra song called Think About It, who's bridge is pure Proto-Zep.  Literally, would become part of Dazed and Confused.

I'm surprised you've never heard of that album.  It's the only recording with Pete Best.  The bad sounding concert recording (1961) of the early Beatles had Ringo subbing for a sick Pete Best.

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 12:43:53 PM »
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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 01:14:45 PM »
Well, now that you mention it, Keith Relf sang on the first Led Zeppelin album.

Another piece of Led Zep trivia:  The Zep had only one other singer ever appear on their albums, and the song was from IV, The Battle of Evermore.

The woman 'battling' vocally with Plant was Sandy Denny, who had a simply melodic voice.  She died of a brain hemorrhage after falling down some stairs in 1978, a real waste.  I fell in love with her voice from her work on Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief, an English electric country folk ballad album, for want of a better description.  One of my favorite albums.  Here she is singing Tam Lin.  The voice of an angel.

Fairport Convention - Tam Lin ( Sandy Denny )

Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 01:22:28 PM »
Now I didn't know that.  And I'm a huge Strawbs fan.




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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 01:38:25 PM »
MNHawk, if you're a Denny fan, I cannot recommend Liege & Liege highly enough.  Fits into any Denny collection nicely.

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 07:05:31 PM »
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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 06:43:01 AM »
Jeesh, I was raised on Zep and even I didn't know some of this, or the other stuff, y'all musical savants or somethin'!

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 07:47:37 AM »
I don't think that's the Beatles, John.  Not all of that album is the Beatles.  Some is the Beat Brothers, Tony Sheridan's regular backing band.  That cheezy early 60's organ is the giveaway.

THIS is Tony Sheridan and the Beatles.  No cheezy organ and an obvious John & Paul on backing vocals.

The Beatles (with Tony Sheridan) - My Bonnie

This is the pure Beatles cut off that album

The Beatles - The Beatles Ain't She Sweet
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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 08:04:20 AM »
Jeesh, I was raised on Zep and even I didn't know some of this, or the other stuff, y'all musical savants or somethin'!

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I honestly never knew a Zeppelin fan that didn't know that Zeppelin originated out of the Yardbirds.  In fact, Zeppelin was just a vehicle for Page to fill Yardbirds contractual obligations as everyone else quit to go form Renaissance, who itself would completely turn over their membership and go on to have some success in the 70's as an Annie Haslam/Michael Dunford led band.

As for Fairport, I do have that CD.  I tried getting into them, I just never could for some reason.  I love the Strawbs not really for their pure folk beginnings, but for what they did in the 70's, after Rick Wakeman showed them the way.

Even though Wakeman bailed on the Strawbs to go off and join some nobodys named Yes, he kept in touch with his former band mates.  The song is early 70's but the performance is obviously 80's

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Re: Tony Sheridan
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 08:44:29 AM »
Beck & Page.  ::thumbsup::

Listened to a lot of Zep, Beck (Yardbirds, Beck Group [Rod Stewart], Beck Bogert & Appice).  Good tunes!  Most of my favorite stuff is blues and blues-based.

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