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Beatles stand-in drummer dies

 IANS |  2015-11-13 21:26:05.0  |  London

Beatles stand-in drummer dies

Andy White, the Scottish studio session musician who played the drums on Love Me Do and other early tracks by The Beatles, has died in New Jersey. According to his family, the 85-year-old died earlier this week following a stroke, reported BBC online. White was chosen ahead of Ringo Starr in September 1962 to play drums on the single version of Love Me Do and its B-side, PS I Love You. White, who was born in Glasgow in 1930, is also believed to have played on the album version of Please Please Me. He could therefore legitimately claim to be one of the so-called Fifth Beatles.

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