This is a tragic tale involving Rory Storm who was an English musician and vocalist. He was born in 1938 as Alan Caldwell in Liverpool but took the name Storm and became the singer and leader of a Liverpool band known as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Actually one of the Beatles Ringo Starr was the drummer for the Hurricanes before he met the other three.
Even though Rory Storm and the Hurricanes were a very popular act in the clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany they were not successful in their recording career. In the early 60s they released two singles but neither one made the charts. One of their singles was a version of a song from the movie West Side Story “America”.
After Storm’s dad died he returned to Liverpool to be with his mom. It was in September of 1972 that he came down with a chest infection and not being able to sleep took some sleeping pills. The following morning both he and his mom were found dead. It was not thought that Storm committed suicide but that his mom did after discovering that her son had died during the night.
Rory Storm had first thought to call his band “Dracula and the Werewolves” but then decided …show more content…
The band went on to play as regulars at Butlins holiday camp in Pwllheli playing their music in the Rock ‘n’ Calypso Ballroom. It was during this time that Ritchie Starkey became Ringo Starr. Afterwards they went on to play in Hamburg at the Kaiserkeller alternating with the Beatles. While in Hamburg Rory Storm and the Hurricanes had the opportunity to record at the Akoustik Studio. Asked to play along and sing harmonies were Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison with Starr on the drums. This was the first time the Fab Four recorded together and the three songs were “Fever”, ‘September Song”, and