Rockstar RecordsRecordings made by Ringo Starr's pre-Beatles group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, recently were rediscovered and are being prepared for release later in September, the BBC reports. The tracks, which were recorded in March 1960 at Storm's house and at a club in the Liverpool suburb of Crosby, England, were found in a box in the basement of Storm's sister, Iris Caldwell.
The album, Live at the Hive Jive March 1960, is scheduled to U.K. hit stores on September 17. The track list includes such early rock 'n' roll standards as The Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love," Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everyboody" and Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't," the latter of which Starr famously sang in The Beatles.
Starr joined Storm's band in 1959 and played with the outfit until the Fab Four hired the drummer to replace Pete Best in 1962. Storm and the Hurricanes never released a full-length album, although the group did put out a couple of singles, one of which was produced by Fab Four manager Brian Epstein.
Storm, whose birth name was Allen Caldwell, was known for his flashy outfits and charismatic performances, which earned him the nicknames The Golden Boy and Mr. Show Business. He **** in 1972 at the age of 32.
Iris Caldwell said about her brother, "Rory was so far ahead of his time. He was doing glam rock then."
Starr is the only known surviving member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes besides guitarist Lu Walters, whose whereabouts, according to the BBC, are unknown.
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