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Pete Best

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English musician most widely known as the drummer for The Beatles. He was terminated in 1962 and changed by Ringo Starr, twelve months before the music group dropped their 1st studio recording. He sailed along with his family members to Liverpool in 1945 after surviving in India during his child years. He became area of the Beatles in 1960 and remaining within 2 yrs. He is at the film Delivery of The Beatles where he served like a specialized adviser. He wedded Kathy Greatest in 1963. The few offers two daughters, Beba and Bonita.? He was child years close friends with Paul McCartney? and? John Lennon.

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Full Name Pete Best
Date Of Birth November 24, 1941
Place Of Birth Chennai, India
Profession Drummer
Nationality English, British
Spouse Kathy Best
Children Leanne Best, Bonita Best, Beba Best
Parents Mona Best, Johnny Best, Donald Peter Scanland
Siblings Roag Best, Rory Best
Music Groups The Beatles
Movies Pete Best: Best of the Beatles, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond, The Picture Show Man
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Presently touring with his group "The Pete Best Band", featuring music from the 1960-1962 era, prior to the "British Invasion". He also has a one-man show where he talks openly of his days with the Beatles, as well as making personal appearances on TV & radio shows, record/memorabilia collector events, and as a special guest speaker.
2In March, 1964, he was living in West Derby, Lancashire, England.
3Is portrayed by Scot Williams in Backbeat (1994).
4Mother owned a coffee club called "The Casbah" in the family home's basement. The house still stands to this day, and the basement club is open for tours by appointment.
5In the wake of The Beatles' success, Best was signed to a recording deal on his own, resulting in the dubiously-titled LP "Best Of The Beatles" (a reference to his former band). The album went nowhere, and Best gave up his music career, first becoming a baker, then later a civil servant.
6When he was first let go from The Beatles, manager Brian Epstein offered to put a new group together showcasing Best. Finding this more difficult than expected, Epstein finally pulled some strings with another Liverpool band's manager, who invited Best to join them.
7Besides his lack of "chops" as a drummer, the other reason cited for Best's firing from The Beatles was that he'd never tried to fit in as a member of the group; while the other members frequently spent their free time together, Best usually went off on his own, even sitting alone during their breaks between sets. He'd also kept his same duck-tail hairstyle, when the band decided to adopt the "Beatle cut".
8Belatedly shared in The Beatles' success without him, when early recordings featuring Best on drums were included in 1995's "The Beatles Anthology"; Best's share of the royalties was projected at over $1 million.
9Father of two daughters, Buba and Bonita
10Mother owned a coffee/club in the family home's basement called the Casbah
11Half-brother Roag was fathered by Neil Aspinall, who lived with the Best family in the late 50s/early 60s. Neil later became The Beatles' road manager and now runs The Beatles' record company, Apple.
12Has two brothers, Rory and Roag
13Drummer for The Beatles (August 1960-August 1962).


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Best of the Beatles2005Video documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Best of the Beatles2005Video documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Birth of the Beatles1979technical advisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coked Up!2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Some Other GuysDocumentary post-productionHimself
Love Me Do: The Beatles '622012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hamburg Journal2012TV SeriesHimself
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern2011DocumentaryHimself
Loose Women2008TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Rocker2008Himself
Best of the Beatles2005Video documentaryHimself - Early Member of The Beatles
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan2004Video documentaryHimself
I Knew John Lennon2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Death of a Beatle2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Day to Day2001TV SeriesHimself
Sachsenspiegel1999TV SeriesHimself
Merseybeat Magic1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1989TV SeriesHimself
Bye Bye Star-Club1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1982TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1964TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years2016DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Good Ol' Freda2013DocumentaryHimself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World2011DocumentaryHimself
Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive2009DocumentaryHimself
The Beatles: Destination Hamburg2007Video documentaryHimself
Beatles' Biggest Secrets2007Himself - as The Beatles
Inside John Lennon2003Video documentaryHimself
The Beatles Story1996DocumentaryHimself
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1{When asked why he was fired from The Beatles} "Oh, I don't really know to this day. I was told they wanted a better drummer, I was anti-social, they didn't like my hair, but it is still very much a gray area and the reasons don't hold water".
2You know, Brian Epstein, Stu, John Lennon and George Harrison are all gone. I am still in love with the woman I married 42 years ago. I have two beautiful daughters and four wonderful grandkids and a band I love making music with. As long as I have my health, I'm just going to keep on going.
3(when asked in the late 1970s who was the better drummer, Ringo Starr or himself) "I am."


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