Have you ever been fired from a job and nobody told you? On Aug. 14,1962, The B…
Written by megarock on August 14, 2018
Have you ever been fired from a job and nobody told you?
On Aug. 14,1962, The Beatles drummer Pete Best was officially let go from the Beatles. Manager Brian Epstein doesn’t tell him until three days later, however, after one more performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, giving him no real reason for the sacking and cutting off contact with the other members of the group.
In an interview years later, John Lennon admitted to the group’s “cowardly” handling of the event. Ringo Starr, drummer for fellow Liverpool Rockers Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, was asked to join the group.
It wasn’t until the release of The Beatles “Anthology” years later that Pete would receive a big payday.
We’ve been lucky enough to have worked with Pete in a few interviews in London over the years. Nice guy.