Headline from Rolling Stone today (Link):
Beatles Collaborator Tony Sheridan Dead at 72Tony Sheridan (May 21, 1940 – February 16, 2013). An important name in Beatles' history died yesterday in England at age 72. According to Wikipedia:
He was best known as an early collaborator of The Beatles, (though the record was labelled as being with "The Beat Brothers"), one of two non-Beatles (the other being Billy Preston) to receive label performance credit on a record with the group, and the only non-Beatle to appear as lead singer on a Beatles recording which charted as a single.