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Old Aug 29, 2006, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Tony Sheridan threatens to boycott Liverpool Beatles Festival

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Published August 28, 2006

Tony Sheridan threatens to boycott Liverpool Beatles Festival
by Katie Hickox, What Goes On Special Correspondent

On Saturday, Tony Sheridan threatened to refuse to perform at the Liverpool Beatles Festival Empire theater in which he is billed as performing onstage with the Quarrymen and Donovan because his picture is listed in the Beatles Cavern City tour Programme with the UK Union Jack flag instead of the Irish flag.

Tony spent two years entertaining the US troops in Vietnam, from 1967 to 1969, and was devastated by what he heard and the suffering by the American serviceman and Vietnamese civilians. Because of his experiences, Tony renounced his British citizenship in favor of Irish citizenship because of its support for the Vietnam war and other policies.

But Beatles fans were thrilled to learn that Tony would indeed perform.

Tony played on stage with just a drummer and another guitarist playing base. He had the audience on their feet rocking when he played "My Bonnie" and explained to the audience at the beginning when he was making the chord change to the faster version of the song.

Tony recently produced an album in 2004 called Vagabond produced by Bear Family records and is living in Germany.

Then the Quarrymen played a 35 minute set, including "In Spite Of All The Danger", "Come On", and some great Elvis hits like "Don't Be Cruel". Sixties rock star Donovan also performed.

It was a great evening!


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Old Aug 29, 2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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Yeah right...

Well, I think Tony should just forgive Britain by now. It's not that uncool to be a Brit.
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Wait a second...so the article was about Tony threatening not to perform, and lists all the reasons why not, but then ends with, "Never mind, he performed anyway" and then lists all the specs.

Glad he went ahead and played and all, but um...doesn't that fact kinda negate the whole title?
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He had to perform - he's Tony Sheridan.





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