Early Beatles singer Sheridan dies at 72
Tony Sheridan, a British singer who performed with the Beatles during their early years in Hamburg, has died in Germany. He was 72.
Frank Orth, the owner of Wemo Records, a German label that issued his last album, said Sheridan died Saturday. He didn’t have details of the cause.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney said on his website that Sheridan “was a good guy who we knew and worked with from the early days in Hamburg.”
Sheridan was born in Norwich, England, on May 21, 1940. He went to Hamburg in 1960 with a makeshift band, the Jets — and during his time in the German port city was backed by the Beatles. Sheridan and the Beatles together recorded “My Bonnie,” released in 1962.
Sheridan lived near Hamburg in recent years.
‘Les Miserables’ is Broadway-bound
Someone is dreaming the dream: “Les Miserables” is coming back to Broadway.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said Tuesday that the national tour of the epic musical about life in 19th-century France will make a stop on Broadway in March 2014 at a Shubert theater.
The move comes on the heels of the Oscar-|nominated big-screen adaptation directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
It will mark the third time the show has made it to Broadway. The original landed in 1987 and played 6,680 performances, ranking as the third- longest-running musical in Broadway history. A revival was mounted in 2006 but closed in 2008.
Mackintosh, who also has been involved in producing “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mary Poppins,” “Miss Saigon” and “Cats,” is betting that the appetite for “Les Miserables” will be increased by the movie. History has shown he might be right: Film versions of such shows as “Chicago” and “The Phantom of the Opera” haven’t hurt their box offices on Broadway.
Baldwin, photographer file harassment claims
New York City police are investigating harassment complaints made by actor Alec Baldwin and a New York Post photographer after an altercation.
Photographer G.N. Miller says the former “30 Rock” star yelled racial epithets and other insults when he was trying to take pictures of the actor outside his Manhattan apartment. Baldwin maintains he hollered at the photographer but never said anything racist. He called the allegations “outrageous.”
Baldwin called police and filed a harassment complaint Monday after the incident.
The photographer later filed a cross-complaint.
Clive Davis reveals that he’s bisexual
Record executive Clive Davis says he’s bisexual.
In his new memoir, out Tuesday, the 80-year-old, who is twice divorced, reveals that he had sex with a man in the 1970s. Davis writes in “The Soundtrack of My Life” that he hadn’t been repressed or confused during his marriages and that sex with a man “provided welcome relief.”
He also writes that he started dating a man from 1990 to 2004, which he says was a “tough adjustment” for his son Mitchell. He says after “one trying year,” he and his son worked things out. Davis is the father of three children.
Davis is the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He writes that he’s been in a “strong monogamous relationship” with a man for the past seven years.
Vindicator wire services