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Beatles kick out Pete - cold and heartless?
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18 August 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ I have tried to do it but me and mja are having some problems moving the threads around and such so I can't yet, hopefully it'll be sorted soon.

The way they chucked him out was downright wrong. The least they could've done was have the balls to face him themselves, or at least with Brian, instead of offering no explanation or anything. Bye Pete, and that's that. No, he didn't ''fit in'' properly with them, but as a drummer he certainly wasn't that bad. I think there's a certain level of respect that you owe people, regardless of the situation, and this is no different IMO.

 

I agree. The least you can do when you throw someone out is give them an explanation why. In any situation. I also think it's very good what you say about the level of respect. This was kind of disrespectful.

But, on the other hand: Isn't being absent from gigs without any explanation disrespectful either? Seems to me he didn't take it as seriously as the others did. Maybe they also just thought it wouldn't really matter to him anyway, since he didn't really hang out with them a lot and didn't show up and stuff like that. I don't know what went through their heads at that point. 

It may not have happened in the right way, but it's a good thing it happened. I'm glad George Martin told them Pete really wasn't good. He just wasn't a good drummer, let's face it. Still a better drummer than me though.

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I'd have to assume Mona was a good deal older than Neil since I'm betting Pete and Neil are in the same age group. That whole relationship has always creeped me out. Mona was a stage mom, I concur. I remember some people said that the band fired Pete cuz they were jealous of him. All the Cavern girls loved him best (pardon the pun). I dunno....hard to picture Paul McCartney being jealous of Pete! It had to be done, and they probably should have done it sooner, but George Martin gave them the perfect excuse to get it done.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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