Pete Best: ‘I didn’t speak to any of the Beatles again’

It’s almost 60 years since he was fired from the Beatles, but the former drummer has long since come to terms with his past

1st March, 2020
Pete Best: ‘I didn’t speak to any of the Beatles again’
Pete Best: “I tell a lot of anecdotes, but I also get the audience involved as much as possible.” Picture: Getty

On a wet Friday afternoon in Liverpool, the Magical Beatles Museum is doing a roaring trade. Visitors are poring over three floors of Fab Four memorabilia such as original instruments, stage costumes and medals worn by John Lennon on the cover of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They would presumably be even more impressed to learn that a real, live ex-Beatle is just a few feet away behind an office door.


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