Early Recordings From Ringo Starr's Band Before Beatles Found
Tapes bearing recordings made by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the band to which Ringo Starr belonged before the Beatles, have surfaced after 50 years in a basement.
According to the BBC, Iris Caldwell, the sister of leadman Rory, found the tapes in her cellar, and they will be released later in September. The group recorded only two songs, one of which was produced by Brian Epstein.
"Rory was a performer. He wasn't, like the Beatles, a brilliant songwriter. They called him 'The Golden Boy' and 'Mr. Show Business.' Rory was so far ahead of his time. He was doing glam rock then," said Caldwell.
Her son, Adam, adds that the tapes are in rough shape, but that "the spirit and rawness suggest a whole scene waiting to happen."
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