Thursday, 3rd October, 1963 The Beatles start the day at the EMI Abbey Road Studios in London without George. During the morning Ringo ovedubs vocals for I Wanna Be Your Man. George arrives back from his visit to the US around lunch time and the group moves over to the NEMS Enterprises London offices on [...]
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Tuesday, 19th February, 1963 The Beatles perform a nighttime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. The supporting act is Lee Curtis & the All-Stars, the group for which Pete Best is drummer. This is the last time that any of The Beatles will see Pete Best in person.
Monday, 22nd October, 1962 The Beatles play an engagement at the Queen’s Hall in Widnes, joining them on the bill are the Lee Curtis All Stars, featuring Pete Best on drums.
According to an article on the MTV Movies Blog, Pete Best will have a cameo role in the upcoming movie “The Rocker” that is loosely based on his story. The plot centers around a character played by Rainn Wilson, who was in this Eighties hair band, and he got kicked out right before they became [...]
Thursday, 16th August, 1962 Early in the day Brian Epstein informed Pete Best that his services would no longer be required as a member of The Beatles. Pete had been with the group for just over 2 years. He would be replced by Ringo Starr. Pete originally agreed to play until Ringo could join a [...]
Wednesday, 15th August, 2007 The Beatles played two gigs at The Cavern with lunch-time and noght-time engagements. Although he didn’t know it yet, these would be Pete Best’s last gigs as a Beatle. At some point during the day Brian Epstein had asked Pete to stop by his offices at NEMS the following day. Earlier [...]
According to an article in the Daily Mail, the row of five medals worn by John Lennon on his Sgt. Pepper uniform (circled below)Â belonged to the Best family and had been awarded to a major Tom Shaw, erstwhile drummer Pete Best’s, grandfather, during his service in India. Accordiing to the article, Lennon called Best’s mother [...]
Wednesday, 11th April, 1962 John, Paul and Pete fly from Liverpool to Hamburg to begin a seven week engagement at the Star-Club. The still sick George is scheduled to fly out the following day. It is the first time any of them have flown and are in a state of excitement when they arrive at [...]
Over the weekend, the UK newspaper The Independent carried an interview with Pete Best in which the ex-Beatles drummer requested a meeting with Paul McCartney. The two have not spoken since Pete’s sacking in 1962. “We’re not getting any younger,”Â Pete said. “We know what we’ve done and we’re not going to think any worse of [...]
Thursday, 5th April, 1962 The Beatles Fan Club organized its second gig at The Cavern. For the first half of the show the boys played in their old leather outfits, then changed into their new look Beno Dorn suits for the second half. A photo taken on this evening shows early clues to Paul’s musical [...]