STORY
Rory Storm
Alan Caldwell was born in Liverpool in 1938 and was the lead singer of the band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He was born with a stutter, however this did not affect his singing.

In 1958, Caldwell opened the Morgue Skiffle Club in Broadgreen. It was in this club that George Harrison auditioned for The Quarrymen, who would later become The Beatles. Harrison later asked to join Caldwell's band, but did not join as Caldwell's mother thought he was too young. Caldwell met Ringo Starr at a talent contest which resulted in Starr joining the band. It was around this time Caldwell changed his name to Rory Storm.

The Hurricanes played in many different venues including the Cavern Club. At one performance here, they began to play rock 'n' roll, which was not allowed in the club as it was not accepted by the management or the customers.

The Hurricanes often played with the Beatles appearing on the same line-up in many clubs, including the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg. It was during this time that Starr first played for the Beatles during a recording session. Lennon and McCartney would eventually ask Starr to join The Beatles.

The Hurricanes where a popular band who continued to play over the years, but after the death of guitarist Ty O'Brien in 1967, Storm broke up the band and began to work as a DJ. After the death of his father, Storm went to be with his mother. On 28th September 1972 Storm and his mother where both found dead at their home known as Stormsville, he was 34 years old.

Storm had a direct influence on the emerging Mersey Beat sound in the 1960s, which resulted in The Beatles becoming a household name.


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