The Beatles

The Amazing Beatles & Other Great English Group Sounds

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In May 1961, the Beatles were hired as the backup band for singer Tony Sheridan, resulting in the recording of eight tracks, six of which featured Sheridan on vocals, one of which was an instrumental written by John Lennon and George Harrison, and one of which, "Ain't She Sweet," featured a lead vocal by Lennon. Some of these recordings were released on singles in 1961, but they began to turn up on albums only after the Beatles became famous. This one came several years into their fame, and it was even more of a ripoff than most. It contained only four of the recordings, plus six unrelated tracks by the Swallows, whoever they were. Even if you want a copy of the Sheridan/Beatles session, you can do better than this. Specifically, you can buy The Early Tapes of the Beatles (Polydor 23701).

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