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Tony Sheridan was a singer. He sang with The Beatles in Hamburg.

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Tony Sheridan made several recordings in Hamburg on the Polydor label (then a small local label, little-known even in Hamburg) under the patronage of Bert Kaempfert. All these recordings were credited to "Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers," although the backing group varied; in at least one of these sessions "the Beat Brothers" were the Beatles. It was under this arrangement that the Beatles recorded their first released single, with a cover of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" as the A-side and of "When the Saints Go Marching In" as the B-side; they also recorded several other tracks, including "Cry For a Shadow" which was so-called because it was in the style of The Shadows. Five songs in total are known to have been recorded with the Beatles backing Sheridan. Several other tracks (such as Sheridan's cover of Bill Haley's "Skinny Minnie") have had the Beatles erroneously credited as backing group by some reference works and releases over the decades. Sheridan recorded a version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" backed by the Beatles; after they became famous, Sheridan recorded a new vocal that poked fun at the group's hair.

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