The long-time session musician was 85 years old when he passed away on Monday due to a stroke.
On Monday Andy White passed away at the age of 85. Andy White was the original drummer for the Beatles. White passed away due to a stroke at his New Jersey home he suffered on Thursday.
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The news of the long-time session musician demise was announced by his wife Thea White. Thea White first broke the news to EW through an email. According to White’s wife he was an enormously talented drummer and a true gentleman.
Thea further wrote White was a humble and gentle man who turned out to be the best husband she could have ever hoped. Thea further stated her words of praise are not from her but from others. Others who respected White and she agrees with it all.
Andy White was born at Glasgow in 1930. White first started working for Tom Jones and Herman’s Hermits as a drummer. White’s most notable drumming experience was when he worked with the Beatles.
White played drums for the recording of the number one single ‘Love Me Do’ by Beatles. The song was recorded after the exit of Pete Best and Ringo Starr’s entrance to the Beatles. Even though White’s session with the Beatles gave him no royalties.
He himself once recalled to The Progress how he performed with the Beatles. White would receive a call from the EMI and he never what he had to play. White even recalled the Beatles were nice lads.
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Andy White also toured with the singer/actress Marlene Dietrich in the ’60s. White also consulted Steven Van Zandt on the 2012 film ‘Not Fade Away’. In his last years White taught drums as a teacher.