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I never liked Pete Best..
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3 October 2013
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It's a bit tricky to say that Martin didn't want Best with the band, he himself has said he was shocked when they let him go. Also, Ringo was replaced by Andy White on "Love Me Do". I'd chalk it up to the recording engineers being used to big band types who were steady as a rock and that's what they wanted to work with.

I guess what I'm trying to get across is that listening to these Beeb tracks, it's apparent that Best was more than a capable drummer and gets knocked around undeservedly, IMHO.

 

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Whilst George Martin didn't say sack Pete he did say he'd get a session drummer for the recording studios, it was another nail in Pete's Beatle playing coffin. George would never have messed with their line-up in a live setting, it was outside of his remit and even interest.

The Ringo Love Me Do thing is strange and all mixed up due to the dates. Its confusing that if George Martin was going to replace Pete with Andy White for the next session on the 4th September why was it not till the 11th that he turned up.

Ringo's drumming recording was released as the single back in '62 before it was switched in '63 to Andy White on drums, possibly to match the Please Please Me LP which had Andy on it.

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