Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have paid tribute to Tony Sheridan, with whom the Beatles worked in Hamburg in the early ‘60s.

Sheridan died on Saturday, aged 72.

The group’s first commercial recordings were as Tony Sheridan’s backing band.

McCartney posted on his website: "Tony was a good guy who we knew and worked with from the early days in Hamburg. We regularly watched his late night performances and admired his style. He will be missed."

Ringo Starr used Twitter to write: "Just say goodbye to Tony Sheridan just he died. I had a great month 1960/61 playing with him was great."