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It was fifty years ago today....that the Beatles fired Pete Best

Sung to the tune of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

If you listen to the recordings the Beatles made with Best...they were right to fire him. There are 3 versions of "Love Me Do" - one with Best, one with Ringo, and one with the studio drummmer. Best is lame, as he was on the earlier recordings made for Decca. If you read his book, the other Beatles fired him because he was the most popular. He said the Liverpool fans started calling them "Pete Best and the Beatles"...I think this was a sign that the fans didn't really consider him to be a member. Ringo had sat in with the Beatles before....they felt the band just came alive with Ringo on drums. With Ringo finally available, the choice was easy.

During 1964, George didn't want to continue the tour when Ringo fell sick; indicating that they weren't the Beatles without him. None of them ever felt that way about Pete Best.


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Topic - It was fifty years ago today....that the Beatles fired Pete Best - TGR 13:14:54 08/16/12 (13)

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