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Pete Best is the son of Mona Best, the woman who started a club in Liverpool at the end of the 50s. The Beatles played there a bit, and before Beatles left to Hamburg, they had to get a new drummer. That was Pete Best. He played with them until Beatles were supposed to record a single at George Martin’s studio in London. Martin thought that Pete didn’t fit in the group, for Pete was quiet and introverted while the Beatles were more fun loving and loud. When it was suggested to Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein to get a new drummer, Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr was recruited from rival band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Pete was subsequently fired.

Best gave up the music industry to work as a civil servant for twenty years. He started The Pete Best Band at the encouragement of his family in the 90s. He has been married for over 45 years to Kathy Best, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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  • Retrogorilla

    Idiots that don't think he was good - listen to 1962 BBC radio show "Teenager's Turn" where The Beatles perform "Ask Me Why" amongst other tracks...Pete was every bit Ringo's equal in 1962 and they turfed him over personal, not performance reasons. Guess Starkey just jived with them more as people. Fair enough, but what the way they sacked him and how they have treated him (Pete) since is deplorable.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Krakys23

    Unluckiest man in the world. [53]

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • daniellepuente_

    Unluckiest man in the world. [7]

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BiIIyShears

    Poor Pete :_;

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RockSideEddy

    better than raditz hahaha

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • EregantoO

    Unluckiest man in the world. [51]

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • easterntrees

    the number of anti-Pete posts on this page is totally crazy--yeh, he was a shite drummer in the early 60s, just listen to the decca tapes, but that's why they sacked him, no? plus he did look a bit the arrogant sumbitch. but isn't having been sacked from the bloody beatles months before they blew up enough punishment for a lifetime? plus I've heard his current band, he seems to have taken a lesson (in drums and humility) in the interim, so just let him be.

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Ringo forever, Pete Best never.

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lucipwnz

    Brian Epstein obviously didn't think he was the Best.

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Unluckiest man in the world. [50]

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sloneg94

    Очень жаль его...

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • FaustoRocks

    por lo menos tu reinvidicación está llegando, tarde pero está llegando

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    lol @ 'better than raditz' and 'better than seto kaiba' tags. [2]

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • whohoojam

    Unluckiest man in the world. [4]

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    Unluckiest man in the world. [3]

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • guilherme1498

    unfortunately the unluckiest man in the world.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • spbsun

    He probably very sad///

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    Damn....... poor guy... i just wanna... give him a hug *sniff*....

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • modernmode

    "the way i feel" is a mod classic.

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • matilov

    Unluckiest man in the world. [1]

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
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