The Beatles’ former drummer Pete Best is to have a street in Liverpool named after him.
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The Beatles’ former drummer Pete Best is to release a new CD entitled Haymans Green.
By February 1963 appearances by The Beatles at Liverpool’s Cavern Club certainly weren’t unusual. However, by this time their fame had grown considerably, and demand to see them was high.
Following the sacking of Pete Best, The Beatles were quick to recruit their new drummer.
George Martin was impressed enough by The Beatles’ debut session for EMI on 6 June to offer them a recording contract. However, he was less pleased with the band’s drummer, Pete Best.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producers: George Martin, Ron Richards Engineer: Norman Smith 6 June 1962 was the date of The Beatles’ historic first visit to EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London.
Although he wouldn’t perform his first official show as a Beatle until 18 August 1962, on this day Ringo Starr performed with the group for possibly the first time.
A few hours after they were arrested on suspicion of arson, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from Germany.
Having been told on 1 November that their contract to perform at his Kaiserkeller club was being terminated by owner Bruno Koschmider, The Beatles began moving their belonging to the attic room above the nearby Top Ten Club.
The second major phase in The Beatles’ story was about to begin. On 16 August 1960 they embarked on the journey from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany.
Since The Beatles had an impending trip to play in Hamburg but no drummer, they held an audition for the vacant position at the Blue Angel, manager Allan Williams‘ Liverpool club.
With their Saturday night residency at the Grosvenor Ballroom cancelled due to local complaints, The Beatles had some time off. On this night they went to Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club where they saw The Blackjacks playing.
The Quarrymen’s Saturday night residency at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club came to an end on this evening. In time-honoured musical tradition, it was because of an argument about money.
This was the opening night of a new social club for teenagers, based in the cellar of a large Victorian house at 8 Hayman’s Green, Liverpool.
Pete Best was born Randolph Peter Best on this day in Madras, India.