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Johnny Gentle, singer who was supported on a tour of Scotland by the future Beatles – obituary

  • Johnny Gentle, who has died aged 87, was a square-jawed rock singer with an Elvis-style quiff who failed to make the charts but had the distinction of being a headline act whose backing group, on a 1960 tour of small-town dance halls in Scotland, was a band called the Silver Beetles; while they went on to fame and fortune as The Beatles, he returned to his first trade, as a carpenter and joiner.
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