Pete Best is born

Pete Best was born Randolph Peter Best on 24 November 1941 in Madras, India.

Best’s mother Mona, who was born in Delhi, India, met his father John while she was training to become a Red Cross nurse. They married and both Pete and his younger brother Rory were born in India.

Pete Best at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, 1961

The family sailed to Liverpool in 1945 on the Georgic, the last troop ship to leave India. It docked on 25 December 1945.

Pete Best was The Beatles’ original drummer, prior to Ringo Starr joining.

Last updated: 26 May 2020
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