Before Ringo Starr made history with The Beatles, he was the drummer of a small Liverpool band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Now more than 50 years later, early recordings of Starr and his first band have surfaced, according to Rolling Stone.
Starr joined Rory Storm and the Hurricanes in 1959, but only stayed for a short period of time. Three years into the band, producer Brian Epstein approached the young drummer about a new band, The Beatles (sounds like a good move to us), and convinced Starr to leave Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
The tapes feature recordings of the band in 1960, just one year after Starr joined. The tapes were found in Storm’s sister’s basement and will now be complied into an album to be released later this month.
Tracks found on the tape include live performances in such legendary clubs as the Jive Hive Club, which is just north of Liverpool. This will be the band’s first and only album ever to be released.