Daily Archives: September 28, 2012

Rory Storm of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes commits suicide 40 years ago today (1972)

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(Thursday, September 28, 1972) — Singer Rory Storm, 34, of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, which featured drummer Ringo Starr before he quit to join The Beatles in August 1962, killed himself today in an apparent suicide pact with his mother. He reportedly couldn’t accept that his band didn’t enjoy the same success as other bands from the Liverpool scene.