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I never liked Pete Best..
4 March 2010
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Day Tripped
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This topic is about Pete Best and some of you seem to be talking about Help!. Hehe.

 

 

Well, I never really knew his personality & I haven't seen much of him but "Ringo was a better Beatle, Pete was a better drummer."

13 March 2010
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Day Tripped said:

This topic is about Pete Best and some of you seem to be talking about Help!. Hehe.

 

 

Well, I never really knew his personality & I haven't seen much of him but "Ringo was a better Beatle, Pete was a better drummer."


 

Well let's get it back on track!

I've been reading quite a bit about Pete recently and the more I read the more I admire how humble he is.

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14 March 2010
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mjb said:

Well let's get it back on track!

I've been reading quite a bit about Pete recently and the more I read the more I admire how humble he is.


 

I read a short bit about him in a book. Still don't like him. They made him sound very dull and boring, but you can't believe everything you read. Also it said that he wouldn't give up the whole edgy-rock n' roll look for the shirts and ties Brian had suggested...sounds like something John would do, eh? Ya know, rebel against Brian. Not lil' ol' Petey.....a-hard-days-night-paul-2

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15 March 2010
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Day Tripped said:

Well, I never really knew his personality & I haven't seen much of him but "Ringo was a better Beatle, Pete was a better drummer."


 

That's a myth. The other Beatles all say that they wanted Ringo because he was a better drummer, George Martin wanted to get rid of Pete Best because of his drumming ability and when you listen to recordings with Pete Best, the drumming is far from brilliant.

9 July 2010
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Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
9 July 2010
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Is that actually Pete's body, or his head 'shopped onto someone elses? If it's really him then it's way cool.

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9 July 2010
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The caption said it's him, but you know the internet. If it is, I don't know how he can be so cool. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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16 August 2010
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Pete is not hot a-hard-days-night-ringo-10enough to be a Beatle.

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19 October 2010
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Pete was neither a good enough drummer or Beatle so his dismissal makes sense
I wonder why they waited 2 months between June 6 and August 15 to dismiss him

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27 October 2010
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From what I've heard Ringo had been filling in off and on for Pete during certain shows before he officially was in the group. George also stated that he was not impressed with their drummer and was going to replace him on the songs. So it does seem a bit of both, not good enough musically and just didn't gel with the group as a whole. But I do feel sorry for him and how they treated him was really cold.

26 November 2010
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To make an analogy; Do any Rolling Stones fans feel sorry for Ian Stewart? He was kicked out of the group as they approached fame but no one talked about him like they with Pete. Same situation, far different reactions. Please try to explain the reasons for the complete lack of sympathy for Stewart compared with Pete?

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26 November 2010
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And Also....... He isn't a good drummer!

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26 November 2010
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I don't know enough personal info about the man to either like or dislike him.

As for his drumming, it is hard for me to say whether he was worse or better than Ringo because they had very different styles. On Anthology 1, I though Pete's style was best suited for songs like Cry For a Shadow and Like Dreamers Do. But I preferred Ringo's and Andy White's style on Love Me Do versus Pete's. In the grand scheme of things, I do believe Ringo was the right choice as he made for a better Beatle.

I also agree with Nicholaevna Romanov above in post #30 in that his dismissal could have been handled much better.  

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26 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Please try to explain the reasons for the complete lack of sympathy for Stewart compared with Pete.


I guess it just goes to show that the Beatles are so awesome, extreme attention is given to anyone associated with them, including ex-members. 

I'm pretty sure, though, that nobody held a vigil outside Ian Stewart's house or went to Stones concerts chanting "Ian forever, Charlie never." 

Also, Pete's dismissal seems like it was harsher than Ian's. So I wouldn't say it was the "same situation." 

 

DISCLAIMER: I know next to nothing about the Rolling Stones except that a magazine was named after them. (I think!) So maybe I don't know everything about the situation. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

29 November 2010
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The band and the magazine were both named after a Muddy Waters song.

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29 November 2010
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I have nothing against Pete Best, but I think Ringo's definitely a better drummer.

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29 November 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

To make an analogy; Do any Rolling Stones fans feel sorry for Ian Stewart? He was kicked out of the group as they approached fame but no one talked about him like they with Pete. Same situation, far different reactions. Please try to explain the reasons for the complete lack of sympathy for Stewart compared with Pete?


Stu still appeared on certain Stones recordings from time to time, even after being kicked out. And it's not as though he was completely "replaced" in the same sense as Pete Best - the Stones didn't immediately hire another piano player. And since they didn't even feature piano in every track, Stu would never have been as necessary as a drummer. 
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29 November 2010
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Joe said:

The band and the magazine were both named after a Muddy Waters song.


Joe's post made me Google the following - origin of rolling stone magazine name

Do it now, click on the first link and tell me what jumps out at you.

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30 November 2010
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My Google isn't playing along. What should I be seeing?

Edit: Heh. Pays to click through.

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The...The picture on the magazine cover a-hard-days-night-ringo-6.....wow...I was not expecting that...Anywho, I HATE Pete Best, I use his name as a swear word. But I was waaaayyyy obsessed with Ringo and his hotness when I realized there was an original drummer (When I figured out, I wanted to break my computer in half), so I guess I might like Pete a little bit more, if I knew he was the drummer first, but then again, that would mean hating Ringo... and how can you resist that!!!-->a-hard-days-night-ringo-10a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 He's so cute it hurts!!!a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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