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Petition For Pete
4 February 2011
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Listen to this:

In other (sort of) Beatles news, more than 10,000 fans have signed a petition to get a street in Liverpool named after jilted “fifth Beatle” Pete Best.  Best’s half-brother Roag Best says, “he did over 1,000 shows with them, which means he did more with them than Ringo Starr did in six years. In Hamburg, especially, they were doing eight or nine-hour sessions, so apart from playing more shows, he outstripped Ringo in hours played, as well.”

Just read This. This is idiotic

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 February 2011
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**Trying not to make too many jokes about dead-end streets**

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
4 February 2011
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StarWisher said:

**Trying not to make too many jokes about dead-end streets**


Go Ahead!!! He does not deserve a street.
I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 February 2011
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No, no. I can say no more.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
4 February 2011
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Sure you can. Joe is not on

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 February 2011
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StarWisher said:

**Trying not to make too many jokes about dead-end streets**


Now THAT'S funny.
Personally I see nothing wrong with "Pete Street" or "Best Way". Whatever butters the biscuit, I always say.

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4 February 2011
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Is Pete Best that important. No. save The streets for the worthy

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 February 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Sure you can. Joe is not on


Nah, I'm not worried about Joe. I feel a little sorry for Pete Best, actually. Not good to make fun of easy targets.
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4 February 2011
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Eh, as long as the other ten higher-ranked Beatles (and honourary Beatles) already have Liverpool streets named after them (Lennon Lane, Paul Place, Ringo Road, Harrison Highway, Evans Avenue, Brian Boulevard, Sutcliffe Street, etc), I see no harm in Pete having one of his own too.

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4 February 2011
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Wasn't Pete's Dragon inspired by Pete? I could have sworn that Pete was on the left and Mickey Rooney was inspired by the sailor that he and John beat up…maybe I'm wrong about that.

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4 February 2011
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GniknuS said:

Wasn't Pete's Dragon inspired by Pete? I could have sworn that Pete was on the left and Mickey Rooney was inspired by the sailor that he and John beat up…maybe I'm wrong about that.


I can only see your picture by quoting it. I think Pete is Selfish.
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5 February 2011
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I don't mind if Pete gets a street, but I agree with Von. There are more important people in Beatles history. George Martin, Brian Epstein and even Mal Evans did more than Pete did. Listening to the drums on early recordings, I'd say there was a reason he was replaced anyway.

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5 February 2011
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I think Neil Aspinall gets forgotten alot, but he sure as Hell deserves a street over Pete!

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
5 February 2011
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I LOL really hard when I saw the name of this post. In Buenos Aires, "pete" is the steet name for fellatio.

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5 February 2011
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I'm not against it (it's their street to name), but it seems sad to me. He played 1,000+ shows with them, but Ringo made the difference.

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5 February 2011
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skye said:

I'm not against it (it's their street to name), but it seems sad to me. He played 1,000+ shows with them, but Ringo made the difference.


Well put. One does start to feel bad for the guy, his whole life revolves around accomplishments other people made.
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5 February 2011
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skye said:

I'm not against it (it's their street to name), but it seems sad to me. He played 1,000+ shows with them, but Ringo made the difference.


Yeah, the Beatles were four chaps with an unrepeatable chemistry. If Best was the drummer, maybe they would split just after Brian's death or before. Ringo was the oil in the machine, he could chill the discussions just being him; Best could be another focus of conflict if he would be in the band.

In addition, John, Paul and George needed, as they said "the best drummer in Liverpool", and that was Ringo, they did the best choice, not for Best's (lack of) ability, but for Ringo's personality and technique.

Ringo's drumming is so unique, that is a inseparable part of Beatles' sound.

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6 February 2011
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I would have sympathised, only if they didn't drag Ringo into it and draw a comparison between the two to justify the request..

Besides, could Pete Best ever come up with things like: "Tomorrow Never Knows" or "A Hard Day's Night"?

Answer: No.

Bottom line: He doesn't deserve a street named after him a-hard-days-night-john-1

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6 February 2011
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Rock on, Cupcake

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I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
6 February 2011
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I agree with Cupcake.

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