Monday, May 25, 2009

Beatle People: Andy White

Andy White (born 1930, Glasgow, Scotland) is a drummer, best known for playing drums on The Beatles first single, "Love Me Do." White was on the 7" single version released in the United States. He also played drums on the "Love Me Do" B-side, "P.S. I Love You."

White was a studio drummer in the 1950s and 1960s in London, recording with artists such as Billy Fury, Marlene Dietrich, Herman's Hermits, Bert Weedon and Tom Jones. He married the British Decca artist, Lynn Cornell, who later became a member of The Pearls. White is currently married to Thea White, who supplied the voice of 'Muriel' on the Cartoon Network show, Courage the Cowardly Dog.

White used to live in Thames Ditton, and currently lives in New Jersey, teaching beginner and intermediate drum lessons. White is an accomplished Pipe Band Highland drummer and is an active and popular drumming judge for the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA). At one point, he was a drum instructor for the New York City Department of Corrections Emerald Pipe Band. White has played at concerts for Rod Stewart.


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