RINGO STARR: Recordings with His Pre-Beatles Band to Be Released
Recordings of the band Ringo Starr played in before The Beatles will soon be released in the U.K.
Recordings of the band Ringo Starr played in before The Beatles will soon be released in the U.K. -- more than 50 years after they were made. The BBC reports that tapes of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes were recently discovered in his sister's house. They include sessions recorded at the Jive Hive club in Crosby, north of Liverpool, and at Storm's house, which was a popular gathering spot after clubs such as the Cavern closed for the night.
Storm's sister Iris Caldwell say her flamboyant brother -- who died in 1972 -- "was so far ahead of his time. He was doing glam rock then." Caldwell cites Rod Stewart among the performers influenced by Storm. She adds that Rory was a victim of a bad deal -- though signed to a deal by Brian Epstein, Caldwell claims he never promoted the Hurricanes because he "didn't want any major competition" for The Beatles.