“Love Me Do” Drummer Dies at 85
Andy White, the drummer for the Beatles’ first single “Love Me Do,” passed away on November 9th, 2015.A popular studio drummer in London, White was known for his stylistic flexibility. Although he enjoyed a successful career, it was his “Love Me Do” recording that made him a household name among British pop aficionados.
His performances were generally uncredited, and he did little to call attention to them. He provided the beat behind Billy Fury’s highly regarded 1960 album, “The Sound of Fury,” as well as Lulu’s raucous 1964 cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout,” the 1965 Tom Jones hit “It’s Not Unusual” and Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” also released in 1965.