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Randolph Peter „Pete“ Best ist ein britischer Musiker. Er war von 19der erste Schlagzeuger der Beatles und wurde kurz vor deren Durchbruch im Jahr durch Ringo Starr ersetzt und konnte nicht an deren Erfolg teilhaben. Randolph Peter „Pete“ Best (* November in Madras, Indien) ist ein britischer Musiker. Er war von 19der erste Schlagzeuger der Beatles. Pete Best. Als im Jahr das Album "Best of the Beatles" erschien, herrschte reichlich Aufruhr unter den Popfans. Was sollte das für eine merkwürdige Platte. Pete Best - Official. Gefällt Mal · Personen sprechen darüber. Pete Best is the former drummer of The Beatles. He is currently performing with. Der Mann, der kurz vorm Ruhm rausflog: Pete Best war Schlagzeuger der Beatles und wurde durch Ringo Starr ersetzt. Warum, weiß er bis.
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His answer is wonderfully conciliatory: "We're senior statesmen now. How many years we've got left on the planet is really predictable.
Let's talk about things in general. Stick a bottle of Scotch on the table and let's have a good old bash. Best was born in Madras, India, in , returning to England with his family in Back in Liverpool, his father, Johnny, ran the family boxing promotion business while Mo, the free-spirited daughter of an Irish major in the Bengal Lancers, launched her club.
The Quarrymen, an early incarnation of The Beatles, played the opening night. Best says Mo would "mesmerise" the young band with tales of India around the kitchen table, perhaps seeding their later fixation.
But after a fallout over money, the band disappeared to Scotland. Meanwhile, Best's own band, The Blackjacks, took off.
When The Silver Beatles, as they'd become, returned and were offered a residency in Hamburg with additional member Stuart Sutcliffe , they needed a drummer.
Best was recruited. In August they went to Germany. Everything about Hamburg was "a culture shock", Best says, from the journey over — 10 people were crammed into an Austin J2 van, including Lord Woodbine, a renowned Liverpudlian eccentric — to playing for seven hours a night, to the St Pauli red light district where they were based.
They were giddy teenagers surrounded by neon lights, clubs and a hour city. Digs were backstage in a fleapit cinema, the Bambi Kino.
Paul and I looked at [promoter] Bruno Koschmider and said 'Where are we staying? There was a hole knocked out in the middle of the wall so that Paul and I could talk to each other.
They improved hugely as a band, stretching out rhythm and blues standards for 30 minutes. Other band members took slimming pills called Preludin, or "Prellies", to stay awake during their mammoth sets, but not Best.
Living in close quarters, life was one long teenage escapade. Best recalls how he, Lennon and McCartney were in the same bedroom as Harrison the night he lost his virginity.
Back in England in , record labels circled. Decca famously turned the Beatles down. It was when the band recorded for EMI that Best was sacked.
Another brother, Rory, broke down his bedroom door to find Best inhaling fumes from a gas fire. In , he filed a libel suit against his former bandmates.
He had met his wife, Kathy, at an early Beatles show in , and though his downward spiral had been quick he needed regular and steady work to support her and their daughters.
Wikimedia commons Pete Best in For twenty years, Best put aside all thoughts of a music career and worked instead in civil service.
Best formed The Pete Best Band and started touring. Things started looking up. Perhaps he might finally have a modest music career after all.
In , the Beatles released their Anthology retrospective which included Best on drums in a number of tracks. Regardless of his earnings, Best now 76, appears to have made peace with his past.
But more importantly to Best, he is still playing music professionally. Next up, check out these pictures of the early Beatles.
Then, learn about the secret meanings behind your favorite Beatles songs. By Daniel Rennie. Before Ringo Starr, the Beatles toured with drummer Pete Best, but differences led to his ousting on the band's very brink of fame.
Share Tweet Email. Report a bad ad experience. Daniel Rennie. Critic Richie Unterberger described Best's drumming at the Decca session as 'thinly textured and rather unimaginative',  adding that Best 'pushes the beat a little too fast for comfort'.
Pollack compared the Best, Starr, and White versions of " Love Me Do ", and concluded that Best was 'an incredibly unsteady and tasteless drummer' on his version.
Before Epstein took the Beatles on, Mona had been handling most of the management and promotional work. According to promoter and manager Joe Flannery,  Mona had done a great deal for the band by arranging a number of important early gigs and lending them a badly needed helping hand when they returned from Hamburg the first time, but this came at the cost of having to contend with her overbearing nature.
At this crucial time in the history of the Beatles, Lennon confided to Flannery that he considered Mona 'bossy like [his aunt] Mimi' and believed that she was using the Beatles only for the sake of her son Pete,  though this should be weighed against the fact that the Beatles' cordial relations with Mona soon resumed.
She often met them while visiting Neil Aspinall at his London home. On these occasions, the Beatles often had small gifts for her which they had acquired on their travels.
For her part, Mona allowed them to use her father's military medals in the photo shoot for the Sgt. Pepper album cover. Although Epstein's publicly stated reluctance to fire Best quickly became a matter of record in the early biographies,  he had found Mona to be the cause of mounting aggravation.
Epstein's distaste for her interference in the Beatles' management, including her 'aggressive opinions about his handling of her son's career', was obvious to everyone,  and he also reportedly considered Mona a loose cannon who must not be allowed to interfere in his operations.
Although Best himself was not personally responsible for this development, it would still have caused a grave scandal had it become generally known, and Epstein may have been horrified at the prospect.
Best's popularity with fans was reportedly a source of friction, as many female fans considered him to be the band's best-looking member.
McCartney's father, Jim McCartney , was present at the time and admonished Best: 'Why did you have to attract all the attention?
Why didn't you call the other lads back? I think that was very selfish of you. In , on British television, Mona, with Pete present, said of his dismissal: 'From the point of clash of personalities , well, probably that may be it because Peter did have a terrific fan club, you know, compared to the others.
There was at first, but it's just the way that it was done that has annoyed us. If it had been done a bit more straightforward it would have been more to the mark.
Best's anger. The sacking of Pete Best is one of the few murky incidents in the Beatles' history. There was something sneaky about the way it was done.
Soon after Best was dismissed, Epstein attempted to console him by offering to build another group around him, but Best refused. Feeling let down and depressed, he sat at home for two weeks, not wanting to face anybody or answer the inevitable questions about why he had been sacked.
As the Pete Best Four, and later as the Pete Best Combo a quintet , they toured the United States with a combination of s songs and original tunes, recording for small labels, but they had little success.
The group disbanded shortly afterwards. Bickerton and Waddington were to find greater success as songwriters in the s and s, writing a series of hits for the American female group the Flirtations and the British group the Rubettes.
Richie Unterberger , reviewing the CD, stated that the music's "energy level is reasonably high," that Bickerton and Waddington's songwriting is "kind of catchy," and that Best's drumming is "ordinary.
Best decided to leave show business, and by the time of Hunter Davies' authorised Beatles biography in , he was not willing to talk about his Beatles association.
Years later he stated in his autobiography, "the Beatles themselves certainly never held out a helping hand and only contributed to the destruction with their readily printed gossip that I had never really been a Beatle, that I didn't smile, that I was unsociable and definitely not a good mixer.
There was not a single friendly word from any one of them". With his periodic illness. Davies recalled that while working with the Beatles on their authorised biography in , "when the subject of Pete Best came up they seemed to cut off, as if he had never touched their lives.
They showed little reaction I suppose it reminded them not just that they had been rather sneaky in the handling of Pete Best's sacking, never telling him to his face, but that for the grace of God, or Brian Epstein, circumstances might have been different and they could have ended up [like Pete].
In , Best married Kathy, a Woolworth's sales clerk whom he met at an early Beatles show;  they have remained married and have two daughters, as well as four grandchildren.
The most he could do, he recalls, was to offer to retrain them in other fields, "which was an emotional issue for people who had done one kind of work all their lives.
Eventually, Best began giving interviews to the media, writing about his time with the group and serving as a technical advisor for the television film Birth of the Beatles.
He found a modicum of independent fame, and has admitted to being a fan of his former band's music and owning their records.
The collage of torn photographs on the Anthology 1 album cover includes an early group photo that featured Best, but Best's head was removed, revealing a photo of Starr's head, taken from the Please Please Me cover photo the missing section of the photograph appears on the cover of the album Haymans Green.
A small photograph of Best can be seen on the left side of the Anthology cover. The tag line was "Probably the Pete Best lager in the world", a variation of Carlsberg's well-known slogan.
In , after twenty years of turning down all requests to play drums in public, Best finally relented, appearing at a Beatles convention in Liverpool.
He and his brother Roag performed, and afterwards his wife and mother both told him, "You don't know it, but you're going to go back into show business.
Best was presented with a framed certificate before his band performed. Best is portrayed in several films about the Beatles.
In the biopic Birth of the Beatles , for which Best was a technical advisor, he is played by Ryan Michael. The Rainn Wilson film The Rocker , about a drummer kicked out of a glam metal band through no fault of his own, was inspired by Best's termination.
Best had a cameo in the movie. The play, which was mainly fiction, showed a scenario where after Pete Best's sacking, he went on to become a world-famous rock superstar while his ex-group struggled as one hit wonders.
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