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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 8.38pm

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

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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4 February 2011 - 8.54pm

**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

 

 

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 8.55pm

StarWisher said:

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


Go Ahead!!! He does not deserve a street.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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4 February 2011 - 8.57pm

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

 

 

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 9.02pm

Sure you can. Joe is not on

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'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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4 February 2011 - 9.07pm

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.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 9.09pm

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

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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4 February 2011 - 10.34pm

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.

"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

 

 

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Von Bontee
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4 February 2011 - 10.48pm

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.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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4 February 2011 - 11.11pm

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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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 February 2011 - 11.47pm

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.

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I can only see your picture by quoting it. I think Pete is Selfish.

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'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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sarah machinella
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5 February 2011 - 1.40am

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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mr. Sun king coming together
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5 February 2011 - 2.16am

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

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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5 February 2011 - 2.34am

I LOL really hard when I saw the name of this post. In Buenos Aires, "pete" is the steet name for fellatio.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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5 February 2011 - 2.34am

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 - 5.37am

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 - 5.10pm

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.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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6 February 2011 - 5.42pm

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

Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on!

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mr. Sun king coming together
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6 February 2011 - 6.28pm

Rock on, Cupcake

*17*

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Nigel the good dog
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6 February 2011 - 6.45pm

I agree with Cupcake.

My mind is far away, off in Pepperland…
I'm a girl, don't be confused by my name.
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