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Are You Tony Sheridan?

Did you know an Irishman first recorded 'The Beatles' and played with them during their seminal time in Hamburg at the start of the Sixties? This is story of the self-confessed 'Irish Vagabond' - Tony Sheridan ...

Are You Tony Sheridan?

Tony Sheridan is a man who has been at every crossroads of Rock and Roll and now lives in a remote village in northern Germany far from high-energy Hamburg where once he was a star and where his name is featured at the 'Beatles-Platz' memorial. Most people think of Tony as the man who first recorded with the Beatles and who played with them during their seminal time in Hamburg at the start of the Sixties. But, as this documentary shows, there is far more than that to the story of Tony Sheridan.

In his turbulent and rich life he has worked with the Beatles, entertained the troops in Vietnam, played with Elvis Presley's backing band - and abandoned British citizenship to take on the Irish citizenship of the father he rediscovered in adulthood. All that and far more. In this documentary, Tony tells the story of his life journey - with lots of great music and plenty of good stories along the way. This is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the Beatles, Rock and Roll, life lived to the full - and the best way to string a guitar.

Written and Produced by Martin Duffy.

Production assistance: Ronan Kelly

First broadcast 17th July 2010

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.

Documentary maker: Martin Duffy

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