Fifth Beatle Pete Best on this edition of Fresh Air
. He was the drummer for the Beatles in their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg. His mother, Mona Best, was the owner of The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. The various early incarnations of the Beatles played the Casbah over 90 times. Best has just co-written a large format book, The Beatles: The True Beginnings
(by Roag Best with Pete and Rory Best). Today he writes, records and tours with his own group, The Pete Best Band. (Broadcast Date: September 2, 2003)
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