Pete Best first met The Beatles in The Casbah Coffee Club, shortly after that he was their drummer. Pete played with the band many times around Liverpool, the United Kingdom and Hamburg but was eventually replaced by Ringo Starr.
Now aged 73
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Yesterday and Today’, infamous for its ‘Butcher’ album cover, Liverpool writer Dale Roberts (@DRDaleRoberts on Twitter) gives his take on the story behind this now rare item.
Les Maguire was keyboard player for Gerry and the Pacemakers, an English ‘beat’ group prominent during the 1960s.
In common with The Beatles, they also came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein and were recorded
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