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September 4, 2012 / jhsaeger

Pre-Beatles Ringo Starr Tracks Surface, To Be Released Later This Month

   The early stages of The Beatles have been well-documented, particularly during their tenure as The Quarrymen or Blackjacks. One significant phase of the Fab Four that has not been quite as publicized is Ringo Starr’s tenure with Liverpool’s Rory Storm and The Hurricanes. Recovered from the basement of Rory Storm’s sister, Iris Caldwell, the March 1960 tracks will be released at the end of the month.  
   Aside from having a considerably more exciting name than The Quarrymen, the presence of these tapes is a great look at a relatively unexplored rock ‘n roll band that played a massive role in contemporary music. Don’t look for Starr’s names in the album credits, as at the time he was still known as “Ritchie Starkey.” Essentially, a musical treasure trove, the unveiling of the five-piece group recording with Starr will be a fun look back at the less-covered segment of the least-discussed Beatle’s career. 

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