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Rory Storm (born Alan Ernest Caldwell;[1] 7 January 1938 – 28 September 1972) was an English musician and vocalist. Born in Liverpool, Storm was the singer and leader of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpudlian band who were contemporaries of The Beatles in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Ringo Starr was the drummer for the Hurricanes before joining the Beatles in August 1962.

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Rory Storm
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Background information
Birth nameAlan Ernest Caldwell
Also known asRory Storm
Born(1938-01-07)7 January 1938
Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England
Died28 September 1972(1972-09-28) (aged 34)
Broadgreen, Liverpool, England
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1958–1972

The Hurricanes were one of the most popular acts on the Liverpool and Hamburg club scenes during their existence, although their attempt at a recording career was not successful. They released only two singles (and one additional compilation track) during their early 1960s heyday, and none of their material made the charts. Their second and final single was a version of the West Side Story song "America", and was produced by the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.