The Beatles / Pete Best

The Savage Young Beatles [Thunderbolt]

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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 was even more of a ripoff than most. It contains only four of the recordings, plus four unrelated tracks by "Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers." 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).

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
feat: Yoko Ono
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