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session drummer (1975-1977)
White (pictured at the kit, right) was born in 1930 in Glasgow.
He was a renowned studio drummer in the 1950s and 1960s in London,
recording with artists such as Billy Fury, Marlene Dietrich, Herman's
Hermits, Bert Weedon, Frankie Laine, Chuck Berry and Tom Jones (that's
Andy's drumming on It's Not Unusual).
is perhaps best known for playing drums on The Beatles first single,
Love Me Do in 1962. Andy was in fact on the 7" single
version released in the United States. He also played drums on the
b-side, P.S. I Love You. Indeed
he was very close to replacing Ringo Starr as The Beatles drummer
at the time. Drafted in by George Martin, Andy played the drums
on Love Me Do, while Ringo stood by and played the tambourine.
Since Ringo had only recently replaced Pete Best, he must have thought
his days were numbered as well... [read Andy's
recent interview here]
never a true member of The Wurzels (we have no record of him playing
at any of their gigs), Andy was drafted in to provide some of the
drumming on the 1975 The
Wurzels Are Scrumptious!
album along with Dougie
Wright and Tony Fennell,
again along with Dougie
Wright - and rather cryptically credited 'for their
support' - on the 1976 Combine Harvester album, and appears
to have done all the drumming on the 1977 Golden Delicious
married the British Decca artist, Lyn Cornell, who later became
a member of The Pearls, and later married Thea White, who supplied
the voice of 'Muriel' on the Cartoon Network show, Courage the
Cowardly Dog! He is currently living in New Jersey, USA teaching
beginner and intermediate drum lessons. He is also an accomplished
Pipe Band Highland drummer and is an active and popular drumming
judge for the Eastern United States
Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA); he was even a drum instructor
for the New York City Department of Corrections Emerald Pipe Band!
Although we have no record of his never played live with The Wurzels,
he has played drums at concerts for Rod Stewart.
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