Discussion:
How good is the Pete Best Band?
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John L. Mallette
2005-09-07 23:27:23 UTC
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About 11 years ago, my wife and I saw the Pete Best Band in Montreal. All
the band did was cover tunes and "money". Does he have a son? I ask because
I was told the band was based more around pushing his son's career. They
also were not very good. He played drums on about 2 or 3 songs. His
drumming was basic and minimal. We got his autographed after the show. You
would not believe it. His people acted as if he was still in The Beatles. I
told them that this is the closest I'll ever get to anyone that has been
with Paul McCartney! Of course, they did not see the humor in that. All in
all, he still is a piece of history in my eyes and I am very grateful for
his autograph which I had him sign, "To John and Elaine, All the Best!"
Dancin Bear
2005-09-07 23:34:43 UTC
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Post by John L. Mallette
About 11 years ago, my wife and I saw the Pete Best Band in Montreal. All
the band did was cover tunes and "money". Does he have a son? I ask because
I was told the band was based more around pushing his son's career. They
also were not very good. He played drums on about 2 or 3 songs. His
drumming was basic and minimal. We got his autographed after the show. You
would not believe it. His people acted as if he was still in The Beatles. I
told them that this is the closest I'll ever get to anyone that has been
with Paul McCartney! Of course, they did not see the humor in that. All in
all, he still is a piece of history in my eyes and I am very grateful for
his autograph which I had him sign, "To John and Elaine, All the Best!"
He was never any good. At least based on any recording that included him
as drummer or singer.
lizmac
2005-09-08 01:06:36 UTC
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I beg to differ on your assertion that Pete Best 'was never any good'.
I will agree with the premise that music is subjective...but, at least
be honest. Allan Williams (former manager of the Beatles) was looking
for a drummer to play with The Silver Beatles (having lost their last
two drummers). Here is Mr. Williams' quote, "We were wondering, what
the hell are we going to do with no drummer, then the others remembered
a guy called Pete Best who played at the Casbah Coffee Club in The
Blackjacks. I thought I'd better go down there and get a sneaky view
of this guy. When I saw Pete Best playing in the swinging basement
with his new drum kit I went straight back and said, "You've got to get
him, he's brilliant." (courtesy of The Beatles - The True Beginnings).

I doubt Pete would have lasted in over 1,000 shows over a two year
period had he never been any good...and I HIGHLY doubt any drummer
today could stand up to that kind of grueling schedule.
In regard to Mr. Mallette's post....11 years ago???? Have you seen the
Pete Best Band lately? I don't know what the band was like then...but,
I definitely know what they are like NOW. They are a tight group of
incredibly talented musicians, their front man has been described in
the press as a "young McCartney". Their set includes songs that Pete
played while in Hamburg...the years comprising 1960 - 62. It is true
what John Lennon said....'"We were at our best when we were playing in
the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that."
Everyone has the chance to see that NOW....with the Pete Best Band.
The set list is made up of 12 - 15 songs...ALL of which Pete plays
in....AND his brother (Pete does not have a son), Roag...is a very
talented percussionist in his own right...so, he doesn't need anyone to
'push his career'. There are numerous name bands who use double
drumming....so, it's not to cover up for Pete in any way. He rocks as
hard as he did in the early sixties. (whoever told you that the band
was pushing 'his son'...obviously doesn't know a whole lot).
"...his people acted as though he was still in the Beatles"....I would
say that 'his people' understand the legacy Pete brings to any show he
does...and they respect him. Which former Beatle have you received
even a moment of his time?
...and I must be honest....I am the forum moderator for the Pete Best
website...and I also consider myself a friend of Pete's. I see Pete
off the stage, when he isn't performing...and he is always a
gentleman...appreciating his fans and realizing that fame is
fleeting...but true friends last a lifetime...they don't ignore your
value for forty years.
Dancin Bear
2005-09-08 02:29:07 UTC
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Post by lizmac
I beg to differ on your assertion that Pete Best 'was never any good'.
I will agree with the premise that music is subjective...but, at least
be honest. Allan Williams (former manager of the Beatles) was looking
for a drummer to play with The Silver Beatles (having lost their last
two drummers). Here is Mr. Williams' quote, "We were wondering, what
the hell are we going to do with no drummer, then the others remembered
a guy called Pete Best who played at the Casbah Coffee Club in The
Blackjacks. I thought I'd better go down there and get a sneaky view
of this guy. When I saw Pete Best playing in the swinging basement
with his new drum kit I went straight back and said, "You've got to get
him, he's brilliant." (courtesy of The Beatles - The True Beginnings).
I doubt Pete would have lasted in over 1,000 shows over a two year
period had he never been any good...and I HIGHLY doubt any drummer
today could stand up to that kind of grueling schedule.
In regard to Mr. Mallette's post....11 years ago???? Have you seen the
Pete Best Band lately? I don't know what the band was like then...but,
I definitely know what they are like NOW. They are a tight group of
incredibly talented musicians, their front man has been described in
the press as a "young McCartney". Their set includes songs that Pete
played while in Hamburg...the years comprising 1960 - 62. It is true
what John Lennon said....'"We were at our best when we were playing in
the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that."
Everyone has the chance to see that NOW....with the Pete Best Band.
The set list is made up of 12 - 15 songs...ALL of which Pete plays
in....AND his brother (Pete does not have a son), Roag...is a very
talented percussionist in his own right...so, he doesn't need anyone to
'push his career'. There are numerous name bands who use double
drumming....so, it's not to cover up for Pete in any way. He rocks as
hard as he did in the early sixties. (whoever told you that the band
was pushing 'his son'...obviously doesn't know a whole lot).
"...his people acted as though he was still in the Beatles"....I would
say that 'his people' understand the legacy Pete brings to any show he
does...and they respect him. Which former Beatle have you received
even a moment of his time?
...and I must be honest....I am the forum moderator for the Pete Best
website...and I also consider myself a friend of Pete's. I see Pete
off the stage, when he isn't performing...and he is always a
gentleman...appreciating his fans and realizing that fame is
fleeting...but true friends last a lifetime...they don't ignore your
value for forty years.
Well Pete was given a bums rush but still he was an adequate drummer for
the road but in George Martin's words, "We'll have a professional
drummer for the studio."
As he is your friend, I wouldn't expect you to put him down. I hold no
animosity toward Pete. To most Beatle fans, he was one lucky drummer.
Peace and Love
2005-09-08 06:38:20 UTC
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Well I have seen him and his band a couple of times in Liverpool and
although Roug also drums with him, he sounded ok to me. The gigs were very
enjoyable and around 20,000 attended, not bad for a bum!
Post by Dancin Bear
Post by lizmac
I beg to differ on your assertion that Pete Best 'was never any good'.
I will agree with the premise that music is subjective...but, at least
be honest. Allan Williams (former manager of the Beatles) was looking
for a drummer to play with The Silver Beatles (having lost their last
two drummers). Here is Mr. Williams' quote, "We were wondering, what
the hell are we going to do with no drummer, then the others remembered
a guy called Pete Best who played at the Casbah Coffee Club in The
Blackjacks. I thought I'd better go down there and get a sneaky view
of this guy. When I saw Pete Best playing in the swinging basement
with his new drum kit I went straight back and said, "You've got to get
him, he's brilliant." (courtesy of The Beatles - The True Beginnings).
I doubt Pete would have lasted in over 1,000 shows over a two year
period had he never been any good...and I HIGHLY doubt any drummer
today could stand up to that kind of grueling schedule.
In regard to Mr. Mallette's post....11 years ago???? Have you seen the
Pete Best Band lately? I don't know what the band was like then...but,
I definitely know what they are like NOW. They are a tight group of
incredibly talented musicians, their front man has been described in
the press as a "young McCartney". Their set includes songs that Pete
played while in Hamburg...the years comprising 1960 - 62. It is true
what John Lennon said....'"We were at our best when we were playing in
the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that."
Everyone has the chance to see that NOW....with the Pete Best Band.
The set list is made up of 12 - 15 songs...ALL of which Pete plays
in....AND his brother (Pete does not have a son), Roag...is a very
talented percussionist in his own right...so, he doesn't need anyone to
'push his career'. There are numerous name bands who use double
drumming....so, it's not to cover up for Pete in any way. He rocks as
hard as he did in the early sixties. (whoever told you that the band
was pushing 'his son'...obviously doesn't know a whole lot).
"...his people acted as though he was still in the Beatles"....I would
say that 'his people' understand the legacy Pete brings to any show he
does...and they respect him. Which former Beatle have you received
even a moment of his time?
...and I must be honest....I am the forum moderator for the Pete Best
website...and I also consider myself a friend of Pete's. I see Pete
off the stage, when he isn't performing...and he is always a
gentleman...appreciating his fans and realizing that fame is
fleeting...but true friends last a lifetime...they don't ignore your
value for forty years.
Well Pete was given a bums rush but still he was an adequate drummer for
the road but in George Martin's words, "We'll have a professional drummer
for the studio."
As he is your friend, I wouldn't expect you to put him down. I hold no
animosity toward Pete. To most Beatle fans, he was one lucky drummer.
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-08 15:39:41 UTC
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It is true what John Lennon said....'"We were
at our best when we were playing in the
dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The
world never saw that." Everyone has the
chance to see that NOW....with the Pete
Best Band. The set list is
It's not the same Band that John was refering to.
lizmac
2005-09-08 18:46:27 UTC
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...and what band was he referring to?
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-08 22:39:29 UTC
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Post by lizmac
...and what band was he referring to?
Surely, I don't have to tell you..for you to figure it out.

Jeff
lizmac
2005-09-10 01:20:01 UTC
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Jeff...please don't be so cryptic...in a forum where dialogue is to
take place...guessing games can probably be found elsewhere. John
Lennon was referring to the time spent with George, Paul, Stu and Pete
in Hamburg and Liverpool....as the Beatles. Like it or not,
folks...history can not be rewritten in this case.
Dancin Bear
2005-09-10 01:22:48 UTC
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Post by lizmac
Jeff...please don't be so cryptic...in a forum where dialogue is to
take place...guessing games can probably be found elsewhere. John
Lennon was referring to the time spent with George, Paul, Stu and Pete
in Hamburg and Liverpool....as the Beatles. Like it or not,
folks...history can not be rewritten in this case.
What's really funny is to this day, Pete is still in denial about why he
was fired from the Beatles.
lizmac
2005-09-10 03:28:52 UTC
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Hey, Bomb-lobber....why exactly was Pete let go? I am pretty sure you
weren't in on that discussion. You can't be in denial when you don't
have a clue as to what you are denying....he has moved on and is right
where he wants to be. The DVD sums it all up...as far as where he is
now. He's just an incredibly grateful man...in that he has a wonderful
family, great friends and adoring fans.
Choas&Destruction
2005-09-10 03:51:39 UTC
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Post by lizmac
Hey, Bomb-lobber....why exactly was Pete let go? I am pretty sure you
weren't in on that discussion. You can't be in denial when you don't
have a clue as to what you are denying....he has moved on and is right
where he wants to be. The DVD sums it all up...as far as where he is
now. He's just an incredibly grateful man...in that he has a wonderful
family, great friends and adoring fans.
He should run for Christ.
Nessie
2005-09-10 04:34:20 UTC
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Post by lizmac
Hey, Bomb-lobber....why exactly was Pete let go? I am pretty sure you
weren't in on that discussion. You can't be in denial when you don't
have a clue as to what you are denying....he has moved on and is right
where he wants to be. The DVD sums it all up...as far as where he is
now. He's just an incredibly grateful man...in that he has a wonderful
family, great friends and adoring fans.
liz it's swell that you defend a friend and hero, and I think (or hope) that
we all do at times. But Pete IS still in denial. He still professes,
openly, that he doesn't really know the reason why. He tells reasons he
knows are wrong...for instance it's generally accepted that he was the odd
man out in the band...stand-offish, different haircut, etc...yet if you read
the early Beatle history he was right there, he WAS a Beatle in every sense
of the word. He lived and played with them, went thru poverty with
them...so it appears as though it were something else.

I think, regardless of what people think, he knows.
Danny Caccavo
2005-09-10 14:39:53 UTC
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Post by Nessie
Post by lizmac
Hey, Bomb-lobber....why exactly was Pete let go? I am pretty sure you
weren't in on that discussion. You can't be in denial when you don't
have a clue as to what you are denying....he has moved on and is right
where he wants to be. The DVD sums it all up...as far as where he is
now. He's just an incredibly grateful man...in that he has a wonderful
family, great friends and adoring fans.
liz it's swell that you defend a friend and hero, and I think (or hope) that
we all do at times. But Pete IS still in denial. He still professes,
openly, that he doesn't really know the reason why. He tells reasons he
knows are wrong...for instance it's generally accepted that he was the odd
man out in the band...stand-offish, different haircut, etc...yet if you read
the early Beatle history he was right there, he WAS a Beatle in every sense
of the word. He lived and played with them, went thru poverty with
them...so it appears as though it were something else.
I think, regardless of what people think, he knows.
I don't think he's in denial...he's probably just being a gentleman
about it.

Oh, man, I have a horrible Pete Best memory. Back about 20 or 25 years
ago, Dick Clark (I think) had some TV special with all sorts of rock/pop
stars in one "band" together - including Pete Best. At one point, Clark
said something akin to "How does it feel being sacked from the most
famous band in all time?" - or at least maybe I *heard* it that way -
whatever Clark said was embarrassing.

Anyone remember that?

dc
BlackMonk
2005-09-10 14:59:00 UTC
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Post by Danny Caccavo
I don't think he's in denial...he's probably just being a gentleman
about it.
Oh, man, I have a horrible Pete Best memory. Back about 20 or 25 years
ago, Dick Clark (I think) had some TV special with all sorts of rock/pop
stars in one "band" together - including Pete Best. At one point, Clark
said something akin to "How does it feel being sacked from the most
famous band in all time?" - or at least maybe I *heard* it that way -
whatever Clark said was embarrassing.
Anyone remember that?
I saw that, but I don't think it was a special. Clark had a weekly
prime-time series for a while, if I remember correctly. A short while.
sid bonfire
2005-09-10 15:11:41 UTC
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Pete Best is a 2 out of 5 as a drummer.Roagie Best is a 3.Two drummers
were needed to give a solid beat to the band.
sid bonfire
2005-09-10 15:19:02 UTC
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BTW as for Dick Clark,Pete should have asked him why he didn't sign the
Beatles to his Swan record label as "she Loves You" was issued on Swan?
The Philadelphia greaseball had the Beatles right in his hand and let
them go!
Choas&Destruction
2005-09-10 15:30:32 UTC
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Post by BlackMonk
Post by Danny Caccavo
I don't think he's in denial...he's probably just being a gentleman
about it.
Oh, man, I have a horrible Pete Best memory. Back about 20 or 25 years
ago, Dick Clark (I think) had some TV special with all sorts of rock/pop
stars in one "band" together - including Pete Best. At one point, Clark
said something akin to "How does it feel being sacked from the most
famous band in all time?" - or at least maybe I *heard* it that way -
whatever Clark said was embarrassing.
Anyone remember that?
I saw that, but I don't think it was a special. Clark had a weekly
prime-time series for a while, if I remember correctly. A short while.
I remember him saying he left the band to pursue a solo career. Then I
read in his book that he was managing the Beatles as he was the THE
star. He could find fame and has released his own LP called BEST of The
Beatles.
It went on to become the biggest selling LP of all time.

The man has been in denial so long he actually believes he was fired
because the others were jealous of his looks. Fact is that he is the
best known coat rider in the history of show Biz.
The other 3 loved him so much that to this day they have never spoke to
him and barely acknowledge his existence. Yet if it wasn't for these
three, Pete would still be washing dishes in the back of some greasy spoon.
Am I a fan? A fan of what? The man can't drum any better than the local
band guy and maybe not as good. He can't sing. He can't write. All he
can be is that over 40 years ago out of desperation, 3 very talented
guys needed a body that owned a drum kit and another to play a bass.
They got Pete and Stu. Stu couldn't play a note and Pete couldn't keep
time.
lizmac
2005-09-11 06:50:14 UTC
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sorry...I had to take a very long giggle at your post...when did you
last talk to Pete? I love all these people who come on and say 'I
remember...I heard him say....I know...' You know shite. That is
truth...you all don't know any more than Pete does about his sacking.
You can rip him in print...cause you have that right to post anything
you want about Pete Best...or anybody...but, in reality...you don't
know the situation. I don't know the situation...and I would like to
think I know a bit about Pete's life...being in a working relationship
with Pete and the Pete Best Band. I will also ask you the
question...when was the last time you picked up a set of drumsticks? I
don't know whether he can sing....or write...but, what I know is what
he produces NOW....
I think you are a sorry soul who enjoys posting your rants on
websites...and you landed here....but, I will give you
something...nah...I would have to bag it up after my dog...and I
wouldn't put that on the postal carriers.
Ya might want to changer your moniker to Cold&Desolate....cheers, mate!
Dancin Bear
2005-09-11 07:01:19 UTC
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Post by lizmac
sorry...I had to take a very long giggle at your post...when did you
last talk to Pete? I love all these people who come on and say 'I
remember...I heard him say....I know...' You know shite. That is
truth...you all don't know any more than Pete does about his sacking.
You can rip him in print...cause you have that right to post anything
you want about Pete Best...or anybody...but, in reality...you don't
know the situation. I don't know the situation...and I would like to
think I know a bit about Pete's life...being in a working relationship
with Pete and the Pete Best Band. I will also ask you the
question...when was the last time you picked up a set of drumsticks? I
don't know whether he can sing....or write...but, what I know is what
he produces NOW....
I think you are a sorry soul who enjoys posting your rants on
websites...and you landed here....but, I will give you
something...nah...I would have to bag it up after my dog...and I
wouldn't put that on the postal carriers.
Ya might want to changer your moniker to Cold&Desolate....cheers, mate!
Dude, Pete is a public person by his own actions. He has considerable
weakneses. He can't be too bad though because he's doing what you state
and he has great admirers like yourself and believe it or not me. But
being public and very well known in the Beatles' family of fans makes
him a target to those that get uptight and defend him to no end. We know
who and what Pete is generally. What anyone says about him is always
wieghed by who's saying it. If you're a great fan of Pete's the first
thing you need to learn is to roll with the punches. Then you can always
come back to: yeah all that is probably true but..Pete is now this and
look at what he did then till now. He's done good. He's never embarrased
himself or the other Beatles with outrageous arrest or press attacks.
Even in his book he never went real far. Maybe a little denial but hey,
he's a human. Good Luck to the former Beatle.
f***@yahoo.com
2005-09-11 09:32:20 UTC
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I must confess I am not a Pete Best fan and not a professional
musician. However, Pete Best was considered good enough by the other
Beatles at the time to play drums with them for more than a year. And
when he was sacked, fans at the Cavern were very unhappy for a while
and let the Beatles know it.
From what I read, Pete had quite a following when he was with the
Beatles.

Furthermore, if you read most Beatles histories, you would see that his
mother ran a popular club in the basement of their home (the Casbah? I
forget the name) where the Beatles played many times. So the Beatles
did not mind taking advantage of Pete's family hospitality when it
suited them and when it was helpful in their climb up the ladder of
success.

Finally, although some people here say he is not talented, if you have
ever bought or listened to Beatles Anthology, several of the very early
songs feature Pete Best on drums, not Ringo. I understand that Pete
was paid nicely for his contribution to Anthology.

So if you really think he is a poor drummer, listen to Anthology and
tell me which songs sound lousy.
Nessie
2005-09-11 16:14:11 UTC
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Post by f***@yahoo.com
I must confess I am not a Pete Best fan and not a professional
musician. However, Pete Best was considered good enough by the other
Beatles at the time to play drums with them for more than a year. And
when he was sacked, fans at the Cavern were very unhappy for a while
and let the Beatles know it.
From what I read, Pete had quite a following when he was with the
Beatles.
Furthermore, if you read most Beatles histories, you would see that his
mother ran a popular club in the basement of their home (the Casbah? I
forget the name) where the Beatles played many times. So the Beatles
did not mind taking advantage of Pete's family hospitality when it
suited them and when it was helpful in their climb up the ladder of
success.
Finally, although some people here say he is not talented, if you have
ever bought or listened to Beatles Anthology, several of the very early
songs feature Pete Best on drums, not Ringo. I understand that Pete
was paid nicely for his contribution to Anthology.
So if you really think he is a poor drummer, listen to Anthology and
tell me which songs sound lousy.
Love Me Do.

But that's probably overdone as an excuse, since it is only one audition
song and who's on their best at an audition?
BlackMonk
2005-09-11 19:13:24 UTC
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Post by Nessie
Post by f***@yahoo.com
I must confess I am not a Pete Best fan and not a professional
musician. However, Pete Best was considered good enough by the other
Beatles at the time to play drums with them for more than a year. And
when he was sacked, fans at the Cavern were very unhappy for a while
and let the Beatles know it.
From what I read, Pete had quite a following when he was with the
Beatles.
Furthermore, if you read most Beatles histories, you would see that his
mother ran a popular club in the basement of their home (the Casbah? I
forget the name) where the Beatles played many times. So the Beatles
did not mind taking advantage of Pete's family hospitality when it
suited them and when it was helpful in their climb up the ladder of
success.
Finally, although some people here say he is not talented, if you have
ever bought or listened to Beatles Anthology, several of the very early
songs feature Pete Best on drums, not Ringo. I understand that Pete
was paid nicely for his contribution to Anthology.
So if you really think he is a poor drummer, listen to Anthology and
tell me which songs sound lousy.
Love Me Do.
But that's probably overdone as an excuse, since it is only one audition
song and who's on their best at an audition?
He was a pretty boring drummer on the Decca audition tracks. He might not
have screwed up the music, but he added nothing to it.
Nessie
2005-09-11 22:03:36 UTC
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Post by BlackMonk
Post by Nessie
Post by f***@yahoo.com
So if you really think he is a poor drummer, listen to Anthology and
tell me which songs sound lousy.
Love Me Do.
But that's probably overdone as an excuse, since it is only one audition
song and who's on their best at an audition?
He was a pretty boring drummer on the Decca audition tracks. He might not
have screwed up the music, but he added nothing to it.
None of them were exactly sizzling on the audition material.
lizmac
2005-09-11 19:51:41 UTC
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Actually, Pete played with the Beatles for two years and over 1,000
shows. The Casbah (in the basement of the Best family home) was
actually the 'birthplace of the Beatles'. Interesting reading about
how all of that came about in the book The Beatles - The True
Beginnings. You might find it in a library....if you don't want to
purchase the book. It is a beautifully produced book and will allow
you to find out more information. Also, as I have mentioned...the new
DVD is out...Best of the Beatles....THAT is very interesting as it also
has some great archival photos and interviews with people who were
actually THERE...no speculation. It also includes the first known
video of the Beatles performing...and it's in color!
Eric Ramon
2005-09-11 23:55:49 UTC
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Post by lizmac
Actually, Pete played with the Beatles for two years and over 1,000
shows. The Casbah (in the basement of the Best family home) was
actually the 'birthplace of the Beatles'. Interesting reading about
how all of that came about in the book The Beatles - The True
Beginnings. You might find it in a library....if you don't want to
purchase the book. It is a beautifully produced book and will allow
you to find out more information. Also, as I have mentioned...the new
DVD is out...Best of the Beatles....THAT is very interesting as it also
has some great archival photos and interviews with people who were
actually THERE...no speculation. It also includes the first known
video of the Beatles performing...and it's in color!
Those of us who love Mersey Beat music welcome Pete. I wish he were
playing in Oregon but, like others, I guess he'll only be on the East
Coast.

I wouldn't consider Pete Best to be playing as anything other than a
representative of the Mersey sound. I wish I had the opportunity to see
The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Rory Storme and the Hurricanes,
Faron's Flamingoes, etc. 'cause the Mersey sound wasn't just the
Beatles. So good for Pete for carrying on!
lizmac
2005-09-12 23:28:59 UTC
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The Pete Best Band was just in the Bay area in Northern California. We
are currently working on upcoming tours. With their great sponsorship
by Icelandair and the opening up of the San Francisco hub for
Icelandair...they will be coming to the west coast more often. Let me
know if you have any venues in Oregon who might be interested in
bringing in the Pete Best Band. Check out petebest.com for more
information on the upcoming tours and just great information in
general.
Thanks Eric for the kind words about the Mersey sound...it is good ol'
rock and roll at its best!
poisoned rose
2005-09-13 01:25:07 UTC
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Post by lizmac
The Pete Best Band was just in the Bay area in Northern California. We
are currently working on upcoming tours. With their great sponsorship
by Icelandair and the opening up of the San Francisco hub for
Icelandair...they will be coming to the west coast more often. Let me
know if you have any venues in Oregon who might be interested in
bringing in the Pete Best Band. Check out petebest.com for more
information on the upcoming tours and just great information in
general.
Thanks Eric for the kind words about the Mersey sound...it is good ol'
rock and roll at its best!
Of all the musical wagons available to hitch oneself to in the
year 2005, I sure can't imagine picking *Pete Best*. I guess this
must be based on friendship rather than music.
Dancin Beer
2005-09-13 01:17:57 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by lizmac
The Pete Best Band was just in the Bay area in Northern California. We
are currently working on upcoming tours. With their great sponsorship
by Icelandair and the opening up of the San Francisco hub for
Icelandair...they will be coming to the west coast more often. Let me
know if you have any venues in Oregon who might be interested in
bringing in the Pete Best Band. Check out petebest.com for more
information on the upcoming tours and just great information in
general.
Thanks Eric for the kind words about the Mersey sound...it is good ol'
rock and roll at its best!
Of all the musical wagons available to hitch oneself to in the
year 2005, I sure can't imagine picking *Pete Best*. I guess this
must be based on friendship rather than music.
I was thinking that if these guys are really good, it must be becuse
Pete can afford them now. I'd say it would be extremely hard to make a
living on the road doing one nighters across the western hemisphere at
200 patron clubs. Maybe Pete did do a show that had 20,000 but he didn't
draw em. Ozzy must have been generous that day.
lizmac
2005-09-13 06:11:05 UTC
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it would be hard to do that kind of tour all the time...thank goodness
they supplement their short U.S. Tours with shows in Europe...where
they DO draw tens of thousands. How about basing your statements on a
bit of fact. The band is incredibly good...where do you live,
bomb-lobber? I'll even pay your way into a show if the PBB is in your
area in the near future....then...let's see you lob bombs. Dare you to
take me up on my offer. Well.....????? I'm willing to put my money
where my mouth is....are you willing to perhaps have your whole schtick
blown out of the water? Just askin'.....
lizmac
2005-09-13 06:05:20 UTC
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I didn't pick any band to 'hitch' myself to...it evolved into a
friendship. But, if I were to hitch myself to a band....the PBB would
be one I would consider an honor to be following. The sheer energy and
the talent shows itself every show.....even if it is only to venues
that some 'big name' would never consider playing. I dare anyone to go
to one of the shows this year and not come out of it understanding why
people go out of their way to find the venues where Pete and the Pete
Best Band are playing. Plus, the fact that each of these musicians
have a great sense of the history of the music they are promoting.
...and I might not have majored in music....but, I know what I
like...and I absolutely love the music the PBB play. Unless you have
seen it...don't rip it until you have that opportunity...then, come
chat with me. Those who go out of their way to put down the PBB do so
in complete ignorance....but, I'm gonna roll with it...right??? ;)
poisoned rose
2005-09-13 18:36:08 UTC
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Post by lizmac
But, if I were to hitch myself to a band....the PBB would
be one I would consider an honor to be following. The sheer energy and
the talent shows itself every show.....
Uh...have you heard any *other* bands in the past 30 years or so?
You seem to be living in a vacuum.
lizmac
2005-09-14 06:32:43 UTC
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...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
poisoned rose
2005-09-14 06:50:51 UTC
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Post by lizmac
...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
Well, I like Air and Franz Ferdinand, but everything else you
named is pretty much generic mainstream fluff to me.

But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
Dancin Beer
2005-09-14 14:34:16 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by lizmac
...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
Well, I like Air and Franz Ferdinand, but everything else you
named is pretty much generic mainstream fluff to me.
But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
I like cookies.
Eric Ramon
2005-09-14 16:42:27 UTC
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Post by Dancin Beer
Post by poisoned rose
Post by lizmac
...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
Well, I like Air and Franz Ferdinand, but everything else you
named is pretty much generic mainstream fluff to me.
But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
I like cookies.
So did the Beatles, thus "Chains"
Dancin Beer
2005-09-14 17:31:58 UTC
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Post by Eric Ramon
Post by Dancin Beer
Post by poisoned rose
Post by lizmac
...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
Well, I like Air and Franz Ferdinand, but everything else you
named is pretty much generic mainstream fluff to me.
But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
I like cookies.
So did the Beatles, thus "Chains"
Great early harmonies in the that song.
gofab.com
2005-09-14 18:11:42 UTC
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On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 06:50:51 GMT, in article <prose34191-C90DEF.
Post by poisoned rose
Post by lizmac
...living in a vacuum???...hmmmm...NOT. I have heard a few other
bands recently...and in my past life....right now...my favs are...Goo
Goo Dolls, The Killers, Anna Nalick, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Train,
Jet, Howie Day, Lifehouse, Big Bad Voo Daddy, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani,
Maroon 5 (and of course..Rob Thomas), DHT, Hootie, Air, Jamie Cullum,
Jason Mraz, Craig David, Franz Ferdinand, Nickleback, Keane...AND...I
adore Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, classical. I have a
library of CD's that would rival most collectors...so...don't think I
am mired in one genre. I have a personal connection with the Pete Best
Band...I have heard them numerous times live...know from personal
experience this band is rockin'....and this IS a Beatles usenet
group...AND Pete Best is the original drummer for the Beatles....so...I
am relevant in posting my thought process in regard to Pete or the Pete
Best Band on this site. What music do you appreciate?
Well, I like Air and Franz Ferdinand, but everything else you
named is pretty much generic mainstream fluff to me.
Black Eyed Peas, mainstream??? They're prophets, man.
Post by poisoned rose
But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
Remarkable given that so much of that stuff sucks.
lizmac
2005-09-14 18:45:06 UTC
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...in your opinion....which is appreciated and validated. So...what do
you like, gofab? If you had one last concert to go to and could not
hear any more music for the rest of your life...who is the 'ultimate'
band you would want to hear at your last concert?
poisoned rose
2005-09-14 19:24:45 UTC
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Post by gofab.com
Black Eyed Peas, mainstream??? They're prophets, man.
Ehhh...they've deteriorated into just a feel-good party group.
The Thurston Howller
2005-09-14 22:21:55 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by gofab.com
Black Eyed Peas, mainstream??? They're prophets, man.
Ehhh...they've deteriorated into just a feel-good party group.
"deteriorated"?

They've sucked since day one.

Unimaginative derivative pap.
poisoned rose
2005-09-14 22:56:14 UTC
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Post by The Thurston Howller
Post by poisoned rose
Ehhh...they've deteriorated into just a feel-good party group.
"deteriorated"?
They've sucked since day one.
Unimaginative derivative pap.
You have this rather unconvincing way of lazily labeling
everything which you don't like as "pap," and presenting this as a
final verdict.
The Thurston Howller
2005-09-14 23:42:13 UTC
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Post by poisoned rose
Post by The Thurston Howller
Post by poisoned rose
Ehhh...they've deteriorated into just a feel-good party group.
"deteriorated"?
They've sucked since day one.
Unimaginative derivative pap.
You have this rather unconvincing way of lazily labeling
everything which you don't like as "pap," and presenting this as a
final verdict.
Oh please, I hardly think you're in any position to be handing out pompous
remonstrations in that regard.



And as for the act, they are pap, which I define as lame-ass, Saturday
morning MTV fodder.

Which is pretty much what you yourself are saying.
lizmac
2005-09-15 02:28:51 UTC
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usenet groups crack me up....look how this has evolved from Pete Best
bashing to 'what music you listen to' bashing. Okay...I shall pose
another question...what is in your car/home stereo right now...and...no
lying!
Eric Ramon
2005-09-15 02:45:33 UTC
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Post by lizmac
usenet groups crack me up....look how this has evolved from Pete Best
bashing to 'what music you listen to' bashing. Okay...I shall pose
another question...what is in your car/home stereo right now...and...no
lying!
I'm going to answer that with what's on my work box 'cause that's where
all my most personal stuff is. The most recent thing I listened to was
Gerry and the Pacemakers A and B Sides. Before that was Long Tall
Sally, which I think is the Canadian version of what came out in the US
as the Beatles' Second Album. Before that was an Everly Brothers
collection.

And next will probably be some Burnette Rockabilly Trio.
Jack Langley
2005-09-15 03:31:09 UTC
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Post by lizmac
usenet groups crack me up....look how this has evolved from Pete Best
bashing to 'what music you listen to' bashing. Okay...I shall pose
another question...what is in your car/home stereo right now...and...no
lying!
Jerry Holland - Fiddle Sticks
Ringo - Choose Love
Jethro Tull - Night Cap
The Who - Magic Bus

Chek
2005-09-14 20:52:03 UTC
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Post by gofab.com
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 06:50:51 GMT, in article
<prose34191-C90DEF.
Black Eyed Peas, mainstream??? They're prophets, man.
Post by poisoned rose
But, ok, you're not living in a vacuum.
Remarkable given that so much of that stuff sucks.
I believe a 'Heh. Good one'; is warranted at least..
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-14 18:47:54 UTC
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Well, I like "Air"
Thanks, for mentioning the group. I just downloaded these 5 songs:

Afternoon sister
Playground love
Venus
Surfing on a Rocket
Highschool lover

I especially like "Highschool Lover"
My kind of music.

Jeff
poisoned rose
2005-09-14 19:31:45 UTC
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Post by Jeff Kdvute
Well, I like "Air"
Afternoon sister
Playground love
Venus
Surfing on a Rocket
Highschool lover
I especially like "Highschool Lover"
My kind of music.
You didn't even download anything from their best album, Moon
Safari.

1. La Femme D'Argent
2. Sexy Boy
3. All I Need
4. Kelly Watch the Stars
5. Talisman
6. Remember
7. You Make It Easy
8. Ce Matin La
9. New Star in the Sky
10. Le Voyage de Penelope
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-14 22:19:12 UTC
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Well, I like "Air"
Thanks, for mentioning the group. I just
Afternoon sister
Playground love
Venus
Surfing on a Rocket
Highschool lover
I especially like "Highschool Lover"
My kind of music.
You didn't even download anything from their
best album, Moon Safari.
1. La Femme D'Argent
2. Sexy Boy
3. All I Need
4. Kelly Watch the Stars
5. Talisman
6. Remember
7. You Make It Easy
8. Ce Matin La
9. New Star in the Sky
10. Le Voyage de Penelope
Thanks, PR. I'll give them a listen. I can't put anymore than about 8 or
9 songs on Cd, or the
whole Cd skips. Do you know anywhere to download besides Rhapsody...that
is cheaper
than 79 cents to purchace the songs?

Jeff

--
Hey, I know this woman personally. Check her out:
MARGARET SLOVAK: New Wings
http://cdbaby.com/cd/slovak2?cdbaby=3D39a72e89f77787215c443a5ef5a2af54
poisoned rose
2005-09-14 22:30:07 UTC
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Post by Jeff Kdvute
Post by poisoned rose
1. La Femme D'Argent
2. Sexy Boy
3. All I Need
4. Kelly Watch the Stars
5. Talisman
6. Remember
7. You Make It Easy
8. Ce Matin La
9. New Star in the Sky
10. Le Voyage de Penelope
Thanks, PR. I'll give them a listen. I can't put anymore than about 8 or
9 songs on Cd, or the
whole Cd skips.
Why burn them to CD? Is your hard drive that full?
Post by Jeff Kdvute
Do you know anywhere to download besides Rhapsody...that
is cheaper than 79 cents to purchace the songs?
Well, I do my downloading for free from Gnutella and other
file-sharing networks.
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-11 21:06:29 UTC
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Post by f***@yahoo.com
So if you really think he is a poor drummer,
listen to Anthology and tell me which songs
sound lousy.
He plays a little too much on the snare drum.

Jeff

--
Hey, I know this woman personally. Check her out:
MARGARET SLOVAK: New Wings
http://cdbaby.com/cd/slovak2?cdbaby=39a72e89f77787215c443a5ef5a2af54
Dancin Bear
2005-09-11 21:59:03 UTC
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Post by f***@yahoo.com
So if you really think he is a poor drummer,
listen to Anthology and tell me which songs
sound lousy.
Love Me Do.

He gets totally lost in the middle.
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-11 23:25:08 UTC
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Post by f***@yahoo.com
So if you really think he is a poor drummer,
listen to Anthology and tell me which songs
sound lousy.
Love Me Do.
He gets totally lost in the middle.
I wasn't aware Pete Best ever Played on "Love me do." I thought it was
Alan White. Please enlighten me. Thanks.

Jeff

--
Hey, I know this woman personally. Check her out:
MARGARET SLOVAK: New Wings
http://cdbaby.com/cd/slovak2?cdbaby=3D39a72e89f77787215c443a5ef5a2af54
^^indifference^^
2005-09-10 20:55:58 UTC
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Post by Dancin Bear
Post by lizmac
Jeff...please don't be so cryptic...in a forum where dialogue is to
take place...guessing games can probably be found elsewhere. John
Lennon was referring to the time spent with George, Paul, Stu and Pete
in Hamburg and Liverpool....as the Beatles. Like it or not,
folks...history can not be rewritten in this case.
What's really funny is to this day, Pete is still in denial about why he
was fired from the Beatles.
Because he was a shitty drummer and a Jew.
lizmac
2005-09-11 06:35:00 UTC
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no one else will say this...but I have this thing about ignorant
people...they dig their own graves...you have just dug yours. cya. I
suggest that this person be ignored...we are carrying on a civilized
conversation...and oh....how hard is this for me...this sorry excuse
for a human being comes online...I don't know how this works...but,
they seriously need to be ignored for every reason we all know.
Jeff Kdvute
2005-09-10 02:44:26 UTC
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Post by lizmac
Jeff...please don't be so cryptic...in a forum
where dialogue is to take place...guessing
games can probably be found elsewhere.
Yes Sir!
Post by lizmac
John Lennon was referring to the time spent
with George, Paul, Stu and Pete in Hamburg
and Liverpool....as the Beatles.
Like it or not,
I Like it.
Post by lizmac
folks...history can not be rewritten in this
case.
Paul can't re-write it.

Jeff

--
Hey, I know this woman personally. Check her out:
MARGARET SLOVAK: New Wings
http://cdbaby.com/cd/slovak2?cdbaby=39a72e89f77787215c443a5ef5a2af54
Bob
2005-09-10 01:37:41 UTC
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I gotta tell ya, Liz, you need to fix that website. It looks horrible!

A question: Is Pete married and does he have any kids? I'm just curious.

I just purchased Best of the Beatles DVD an I am looking forward to watching
it.

And I have both books.

I wish Pete and the band all the best and can't wait to see them again.

Bob
Post by lizmac
...and I must be honest....I am the forum moderator for the Pete Best
website...and I also consider myself a friend of Pete's. I see Pete
off the stage, when he isn't performing...and he is always a
gentleman...appreciating his fans and realizing that fame is
fleeting...but true friends last a lifetime...they don't ignore your
value for forty years.
lizmac
2005-09-10 03:23:00 UTC
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Hi Bob...Yes...our dear Pete is married...he has two daughters and four
grandchildren (he is a very doting grandfather!).
He talks about his wife, Kathy, on the DVD. The website is going to be
revamped....send me any suggestions...we want to make it a place you
want to hang out for a while.
You should hear the band today...just from the addition of two new
members...Paul Parry and Tony Flynn....they couldn't get any tighter!
Both of these guys are awesome musicians and their additional vocals
are amazing.
You are going to enjoy the DVD....I actually watched it again last
night....it is something you can watch over and over again and see
something new every time.
Let me know what you think of it. Head on over to petebest.com and
check out the new tour schedule. I'm going to try to make it to
NewYork for the Boulton Center show and The Chiller Theatre 'event'.
Let me know if you are going to be attending...I'll be looking for you!
Cheers!
Bob
2005-09-10 01:28:14 UTC
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Well, I saw Pete at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ last year I believe,
and this is what I have to say about it...

The band was tight and sounded great. It was a small crowd (small bar
anyway). But me and my girlfriend were at the front of the stage. It was
just great seeing Pete Best, a former member of The Beatles this close.
Watching him drum, I thought about his life and pictured him being behind
the drums while John George and Paul played together.
And I'm no drummer, but he sounded good to me. And very humble when he
talked on stage.

The band played all those early Hamburg songs, which I love. The lead singer
was just a great performer. He kept singing to my girlfriend, and she loved
it. I wasn't jealous. Man this was rock and roll at it's Best.

Afterwards, we saw some of the band hanging out having a beer while Pete was
signing autographs at a table. No one was was keeping him away from anyone.
He was just hanging out, seemingly enjoying himself.

We talked to 2 of the band guys (I forget who, the guitarist and bassist I
think?), but they were the coolest guys. We just hung out and had a few
beers and talked about Pete and the band and they were the nicest guys you
could ever meet. It even got to the point where I asked them, "Man are we
keeping you from anything?" No, they said, and we took some pictures of us.
They were telling us all about how it was cool traveling around and all.
They were just a great couple of guys.

We also talked to the lead singer. What a great guy he was also. I joked
about him singing to my girlfriend alot. We told him how great he sounded
and he said that when he first joined the band how bad he was.

That douchebag Lennon groupie David Peel was there acting as if he was too
cool.

People were getting Pete's autograph, but there was no one around him acting
like this or that. My girlfriend bought a photo of him pre-leather Beatles
and had it autographed. I took a photo of them. And Pete put his arm around
her and I said, jokingly, "Hey, Pete, that's my girlfriend!" He laughed.

I got a nice photo of me and him. I sat down next to him and asked him, "Man
you must have had a lot of fun in Hamburg." He looked at me and smiled, "Oh
yea."
He put his arm around me and my girlfriend took a photo.

He seemed like a great guy to me.

Maybe 11 years ago it was different. But when I saw them, it was one of the
best rock and roll shows I ever saw.

Bob
Post by John L. Mallette
About 11 years ago, my wife and I saw the Pete Best Band in Montreal. All
the band did was cover tunes and "money". Does he have a son? I ask because
I was told the band was based more around pushing his son's career. They
also were not very good. He played drums on about 2 or 3 songs. His
drumming was basic and minimal. We got his autographed after the show. You
would not believe it. His people acted as if he was still in The Beatles. I
told them that this is the closest I'll ever get to anyone that has been
with Paul McCartney! Of course, they did not see the humor in that. All in
all, he still is a piece of history in my eyes and I am very grateful for
his autograph which I had him sign, "To John and Elaine, All the Best!"
Dancin Bear
2005-09-10 01:38:41 UTC
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Post by Bob
Well, I saw Pete at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ last year I believe,
and this is what I have to say about it...
The band was tight and sounded great. It was a small crowd (small bar
anyway). But me and my girlfriend were at the front of the stage. It was
just great seeing Pete Best, a former member of The Beatles this close.
Watching him drum, I thought about his life and pictured him being behind
the drums while John George and Paul played together.
And I'm no drummer, but he sounded good to me. And very humble when he
talked on stage.
The band played all those early Hamburg songs, which I love. The lead singer
was just a great performer. He kept singing to my girlfriend, and she loved
it. I wasn't jealous. Man this was rock and roll at it's Best.
Afterwards, we saw some of the band hanging out having a beer while Pete was
signing autographs at a table. No one was was keeping him away from anyone.
He was just hanging out, seemingly enjoying himself.
We talked to 2 of the band guys (I forget who, the guitarist and bassist I
think?), but they were the coolest guys. We just hung out and had a few
beers and talked about Pete and the band and they were the nicest guys you
could ever meet. It even got to the point where I asked them, "Man are we
keeping you from anything?" No, they said, and we took some pictures of us.
They were telling us all about how it was cool traveling around and all.
They were just a great couple of guys.
We also talked to the lead singer. What a great guy he was also. I joked
about him singing to my girlfriend alot. We told him how great he sounded
and he said that when he first joined the band how bad he was.
That douchebag Lennon groupie David Peel was there acting as if he was too
cool.
People were getting Pete's autograph, but there was no one around him acting
like this or that. My girlfriend bought a photo of him pre-leather Beatles
and had it autographed. I took a photo of them. And Pete put his arm around
her and I said, jokingly, "Hey, Pete, that's my girlfriend!" He laughed.
I got a nice photo of me and him. I sat down next to him and asked him, "Man
you must have had a lot of fun in Hamburg." He looked at me and smiled, "Oh
yea."
He put his arm around me and my girlfriend took a photo.
He seemed like a great guy to me.
Maybe 11 years ago it was different. But when I saw them, it was one of the
best rock and roll shows I ever saw.
Bob
But it's your girlfriend.


Good for Pete. Someone said he had a show with 20,000 people in
attendance. Yeah.
Better let Paul and Ringo know how he does it.
Nessie
2005-09-10 04:36:37 UTC
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Post by Bob
Well, I saw Pete at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ last year I
believe, and this is what I have to say about it...
The band was tight and sounded great. It was a small crowd (small bar
anyway). But me and my girlfriend were at the front of the stage. It was
just great seeing Pete Best, a former member of The Beatles this close.
Watching him drum, I thought about his life and pictured him being behind
the drums while John George and Paul played together.
And I'm no drummer, but he sounded good to me. And very humble when he
talked on stage.
The band played all those early Hamburg songs, which I love. The lead
singer was just a great performer. He kept singing to my girlfriend, and
she loved it. I wasn't jealous. Man this was rock and roll at it's Best.
Afterwards, we saw some of the band hanging out having a beer while Pete
was signing autographs at a table. No one was was keeping him away from
anyone. He was just hanging out, seemingly enjoying himself.
We talked to 2 of the band guys (I forget who, the guitarist and bassist
I think?), but they were the coolest guys. We just hung out and had a few
beers and talked about Pete and the band and they were the nicest guys
you could ever meet. It even got to the point where I asked them, "Man
are we keeping you from anything?" No, they said, and we took some
pictures of us. They were telling us all about how it was cool traveling
around and all. They were just a great couple of guys.
We also talked to the lead singer. What a great guy he was also. I joked
about him singing to my girlfriend alot. We told him how great he sounded
and he said that when he first joined the band how bad he was.
That douchebag Lennon groupie David Peel was there acting as if he was
too cool.
People were getting Pete's autograph, but there was no one around him
acting like this or that. My girlfriend bought a photo of him pre-leather
Beatles and had it autographed. I took a photo of them. And Pete put his
arm around her and I said, jokingly, "Hey, Pete, that's my girlfriend!"
He laughed.
I got a nice photo of me and him. I sat down next to him and asked him,
"Man you must have had a lot of fun in Hamburg." He looked at me and
smiled, "Oh yea."
He put his arm around me and my girlfriend took a photo.
He seemed like a great guy to me.
Maybe 11 years ago it was different. But when I saw them, it was one of
the best rock and roll shows I ever saw.
Bob
But it's your girlfriend.
Good for Pete. Someone said he had a show with 20,000 people in
attendance. Yeah.
Better let Paul and Ringo know how he does it.
He has always gotten good notices when he comes around here (Santa Cruz).
His band seems to put out a good bit of music, and you have a bit of history
there as well.
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