Thursday, 16 August 2012

Pete Best is sacked

50 years ago, on 16 August 1962, Pete Best was sacked from The Beatles. Brian Epstein had called him into his office and told him the bad news.

Till this day it is not 100% sure why he was fired. There have been many reasons and rumors, but I guess we will never know.

Some of the reasons why Pete Best was kicked out of the Beatles were:

- he was unsociable, rarely smiled, didn't want to be a Beatle, didn't want to wear the Beatles Style hairdo
- he was not a very good studio drummer
- he was too popular with the public, thus putting the other Beatles in the shades

Luckily for Pete Best, the Anthology 1 album contained quite some songs where he is drumming. This allegedly made him between 1 and 4 million pounds from royalties.

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