German label, Polydor, owns the rights to the 'Tony Sheridan' tapes, recorded in Hamburg in August of 1961, which featured an early incarnation of The Beatles on a number of tracks, mainly providing backing for Tony Sheridan but also having a couple of tracks to themselves. Billed as The Beat Brothers (perhaps also as The Beat Boys) on the original release, the tapes became a modest goldmine for Polydor following the explosion of The Beatles onto the world popular music scene. Issued countless times under an assortment of titles, the Hamburg recordings remain a curiosity for collector's of Beatles records.
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